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The American Association of Notaries is dedicated to serving American Samoa notaries by providing informational news, law updates, education, notary supplies, notary bonds, and E/O insurance. We closely monitor news and any law changes that affect American Samoa notaries, and we will keep you informed on this site if any changes are imminent. We are a American Samoa based association. We are the voice of American Samoa notaries!

Notary News...

Why Belong to a Professional Notary Association?

Notaries assume liability for every notarial act upon being commissioned as a notary public. It is critical to obtain the best information available to ensure compliance with your state’s laws.

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AAN Introduces Laser Engraving For Notary Stamps and Notary Supplies

In order to bring our members the absolute best in notary stamp and notary seal technology, the American Association of Notaries now provides seals made with a state of the art Laser Engraving process.

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Subscribe to our e-mailed Notary News Letter!

Stay informed on any notary law changes by subscribing to our monthly notary magazine from filled with helpful information, coupons for discounts on notary stamp and supplies.

How to Choose a Notary Bonding and Notary Supply Company

It is critical to choose a very reputable notary bonding and notary supplies company that is approved by your state to issue notary bonds and notary supplies.

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Why Do You Need Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance?

Many notaries are unaware that they have total liability for incorrect or inappropriate notary acts.

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Steps to a Proper Notarization For the Professional Notary

Notaries should follow proper procedures to minimize any risk of liability for an improper notarial act and reduce opportunities for fraud. With every notarization, the notary should use precise measures to:

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Notaries: Maintain a Journal!

The notary’s best defense is the record book, or notary journal. Some states require notaries to keep a record book and some states do not; however, all notaries are encouraged to keep a journal of every notarial act.

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Notary Fees

Notaries must know their state notary laws regarding all aspects of their notary commission, and this includes fees. You must NOT charge more than the law allows for any notarization.

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Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Never act in a notary capacity if you have any involvement whatsoever in the transaction taking place. If you are named in the document, or if a family member or close affiliate is named, refuse to notarize.

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Practicing Law Without a License / Unlawful Advertising

The following are issues that are addressed by law in many states and may carry severe penalties. Notaries in those states that do not address these issues should heed the following:

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Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company, Universal Surety of America, or Surety Bonding Company of America, which are subsidiaries of CNA Surety. American Association of Notaries is owned by Kal Tabbara, a licensed insurance agent.