How to Become a Notary in Virginia | NNA

Learn about the process to become a Notary Public in Virginia. For detailed instructions on getting your VA Notary commission, visit

Notaries are responsible for verifying a person’s identity, confirming they are aware of what they plan to sign, and that they are not being pressured to sign a document.

Virginia Notary applicants must be 18 or older, be a resident of the state or work in the state, be a legal resident of the U.S., and have no disqualifying offenses on their record. If you meet the necessary requirements, you are ready to get started.

Here are the important steps it takes to become a Notary Public in VA:
1. Complete the Notary application online, pay the application fee, and print it.
2. You’ll receive an online receipt with an invoice number that matches the barcode on your application.
3. Have your signature on Part 3 of the application notarized
4. Mail your notarized application and receipt.
5. If you’re approved, a notice will be sent to both you and the Circuit Court clerk.
6. Contact the Circuit Court to take your oath and pay the recording fee.
7. Buy your Notary stamp.

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