How to Become a Virginia Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Virginia

  1. Order the Notary.net Virginia Online Notary Seminar
  2. Obtain an application by calling (804) 786-2441.
  3. Get a handbook from Secretary of Commonwealth or from the website https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/media/3042/2014-july-handbook-final.pdf
  4. Submit application with $45.00 check (payable to Treasurer of VA) to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. You will be notified within 2 - 4 weeks of your appointment
  5. When you are notified of your appointment, you have 60 days to present yourself to to Court Clerk to take your oath and pick up your commission certificate. The clerk will require an additional fee of $10 (payable to the court).
  6. Order your stamp and seal. Also get a journal if you have not already purchased one.
Renewals will follow the same process. If you change your name, continue to use your old seal until commission expires. Sign with your new name and add "Commissioned as (prior name). Report your change of name to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If you change your address, notify the Secretary of Commonwealth in WRITING of the change of your home address (if you are a resident). If you change your employer, non-residents must notify the Secretary of the Commonwealth in WRITING of employer and employer's address. Congratulations! You are on your way to being a well-trained professional notary who will serve Virginia with distinction.

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
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    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
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    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
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    Choose your desired Virginia notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

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    Virginia Notary Embosser

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Virginia Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: VA Resident or Employee, legal U.S. resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $45
Eligibility: No felony convictions unless rights restored,
Other: Read and write English


Address:
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
PO Box 1795
Richmond, VA 23218-1795

Phone: (804) 692-2536
Email: notary@governor.virginia.gov

Important Virginia Notary Links

Virginia State Website
Virginia Notary Application
Virginia Apostilles
Virginia Notary Name Change
Virginia Notary Address Change
Virginia Notary Database
Virginia Notary Handbook



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