Notaries Renewing Their Notary Commissions in Virginia are Exempt from Taking the Oath of the Applicant

The requirement that notaries in Virginia seeking to renew their commissions must include an oath of the applicant with their notary applications is now repealed. This change was enacted by Virginia Senate Bill 8, which was passed on April 5, 2024, and will go into effect on July 1, 2024. The bill makes it clear that this change only applies to notaries who are in good standing as notaries public or electronic notaries public, are not subject to any investigation or proceeding, and have never been removed from office.

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