A notary is a person who has the authority to legalize and to be a witness in a legal document signing. This profession exists all over the world. Yet, each region has its regulations regarding the duty, registration process, and others. Those regulations are mostly organized by the notary association in each region or state or country. In detail, these are some notary associations from several countries.
Notary Associations in America
The U.S. consists of several states. Hence, there are dozens of notary associations there. Almost every state has its regional notary association and regulations especially related to the application process. Americans who are interested to become a notary could apply through the local notary associations or the global one that is the National Notary Association. In fact, there are many local notary associations such as the Louisiana Notary Association, Nebraska Notary Association, New York State, Notary Association, and many more.
Those associations offer training and courses to become a notary. Each of them also requires different amounts of a fee. The duration of the application process also varies. Some states could finish within weeks, but others could reach up to nine weeks. Once the application is accepted, the individual will hold the certificate http://220.127.116.11 for several years. Then, the certificate will get expired. To renew it, the notary could re-register or contact the notary association nearby.
Not only about the license and application process, but the notary association also offers legal help if any mistakes happen. There are other additional facilities too like insurance, monthly newsletter, career opportunities, others. Most facilities are provided by both local and global notary association. Therefore, the difference between global notary associations i.e. the National Notary Association essentially is that the NNA has a bigger scope and could help the applicant to register to various regions, and the local could help with the local application only.
The Notary Association in Europe
Despite the national notary associations in every European country, there is a major notary association in Europe namely the Council of the Notariats of The European Union (CNUE). However, this association focuses more on regulating notarial laws in certain areas like company law, contract law, family law, e-justice, succession, and others that take place in Europe especially the national member.
Besides, the association holds also regular works, seminars, webinars, conferences, and congresses. Those activities are conducted in an effort to provide professional and lawful notary in Europe.
The Notary Association in the U.K.
As the U.K. has split from the European Union, this country is not a member of the CNUE. Yet, it has The Notaries Society as its notary association, especially for Wales and England. Unlike the associations in America, the U.K.’s notary association (the Notaries Society) is not able to appoint a notary or to hold any training to become a notary. Those are the Faculty Office’s role. The Notaries Society serves only as an association and helps the consumer to find a notary. The requirements to be a notary are also more complicated in the U.K. as only the graduate law can apply.