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New Hampshire Notary Public FAQ

NEW HAMPSHIRE NOTARY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I become a New Hampshire Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a New Hampshire Notary Public:

- New Hampshire notary applicants must be 18 years old
- Notary Applicants must be a resident of New Hampshire or reside in a neighboring state and follow the following terms:
- Must be a resident of Maine, Massachusetts, or Vermont, must be regularly employed or carries on a trade, business, or practice in New Hampshire at the time of applying; must be a registered Notary Public in their home state.
- The applicant must sign a written statement under oath as to whether he/she has ever been convicted of a crime that has not been annulled by a court, other than minor traffic violations.
- Two notaries public and one registered voter of New Hampshire must endorse the application for appointment.
- The applicant must complete an Acknowledgement of Criminal Record Check Form (which appears on the reverse side of the application.
- The fee is $75 for a 5-year commission.

How to become a Notary Public in New Hampshire:

1) The application is obtained from the Secretary of State’s Office. You may request an application the following ways: Call 271-3242 OR mail your request in writing to the Secretary of State’s Office, 107 North Main Street, State House Room 204, Concord, N.H. 03301 OR email your request to administration@sos.nh.gov OR download the NEW APPLICATION. The application includes, on the back, the Acknowledgement of Criminal Record Check. You MUST complete and submit the entire application. (You may print this form double-sided
2) Complete the entire application and return it to the Secretary of State’s Office with the $75 fee.
3) Send the ORIGINAL form. If you send a copy of the form, it will be returned. Your request will be treated as follows:
• The Secretary of State will use the Acknowledgement of Criminal Record Check to check the N.H. State Police database to see if you have a record of criminal convictions.
• Your application will be submitted to the Governor and Executive Council for nomination.
• Your application will be submitted to the Governor and Executive Council for appointment.
4) This process will take 8-10 weeks.
5) Within a week after appointment, you will receive your commission, oath, Notary Public Manual and other information from the Secretary of State’s Office
6) Sign and take your oath of office in the presence of two justices of the peace, or two notaries public, OR one notary public and one justice of the peace. Those who sign your oath should also sign your commission
7) Return the oath to the Secretary of State’s Office as soon as possible.
8) Keep the commission for your records
9) Purchase your New Hampshire Notary Supplies

How long is my Notary Term in New Hampshire

- New Hampshire notaries are commissioned for a term of 5 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a New Hampshire Notary Public

- A New Hampshire notary stamp is required
- A New Hampshire notary seal is permitted and recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the embossed impression. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- New Hampshire notaries are not required to keep a notary record book (Notary Journal), but it is highly recommended to document notary transactions

New Hampshire Notary Website https://sos.nh.gov/administration/administration/notary-public/


To return to the New Hampshire Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-new-hampshire

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for New Hampshire

One of the best ways to save money on NH Notary Stamps & NH Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, New Hampshire State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted New Hampshire Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/new-hampshire-notary-supplies-package-kit In this article we will examine each New Hampshire notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for New Hampshire notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for New Hampshire, found here at our New Hampshire Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/New-Hampshire-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-1 This NH Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking New Hampshire Notary Expiration Stamp, New Hampshire Notary Seal, and a small notary supply bag. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for New Hampshire notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for New Hampshire, found here at our New Hampshire Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-2 This NH Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking New Hampshire Notary Expiration Stamp, New Hmpshire Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the NH Notary Basic Kit with three additions, the notary affidavit stamp, the notary record book, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the New Hampshire Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality New Hampshire Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for New Hampshire, found here at our New Hampshire Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/New-Hampshire-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-3  This NH Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked New Hampshire Notary Expiration Stamp, New Hampshire Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which New Hampshire Notary Kits to order. All our NH Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your New Hampshire Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-new-hampshire Anchorstamp.com proudly ships New Hampshire notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which New Hampshire Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your NH Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for New Hampshire The first thing a notary needs to know is that the NH notary stamps are made in accordance with New Hampshire notary guidelines. A New Hampshire notary will then want to know how much do New Hampshire notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer NH notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking NH notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked NH notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality New Hampshire notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships New Hampshire Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your New Hampshire notary stamps right here at our New Hampshire notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-new-hampshire Let’s look at some of NH notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality New Hampshire notary stamps are the New Hampshire Pre-Inked notary stamps. This New Hampshire notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked NH notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most attractive NH notary stamp is the New Hampshire Notary Pre-Inked Shield Stamp found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-stamp-pre-inked This notary product features the New Hampshire state emblem with a stylish border and all the required custom notary information.

The most popular New Hampshire Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked NH notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-nh-new-hampshire-pre-inked This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This NH notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked NH notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

The Pre-Inked NH Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This NH notary stamp is used where a photographically reproducible notary impression is needed. Some other applications include scanning, copying and faxing notary documents that a notary embossed image may not apply. We also find that some notaries with arthritis or other disabilities find this New Hampshire round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing an New Hampshire notary seal. This Highest Quality NH notary stamp can be purchased at our New Hampshire notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-pre-inked-round-stamp  

Anchorstamp.com also offers New Hampshire notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of New Hampshire notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The New Hampshire Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking New Hampshire notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved NH notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red and Lilac. You can purchase this great NH notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-stamp-self-inking    

Anchorstamp.com offers another fine NH notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round New Hampshire Notary Stamp  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-self-inking-round-stamp This high-quality NH Round notary stamp includes a cover that products the notary die from dust and debris. Anchor Stamp offers the stamp frame available in Black, Red, Pink, and Blue.

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our New Hampshire notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-new-hampshire  

3) The remaining line of NH notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the New Hampshire notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/new-hampshire-notary-traditional-expiration-stamp and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, traditional, wood handle notary stamp. This product must be used with a notary stamp pad, sold separately.

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your NH notary stamps. All New Hampshire notary supplies can be purchased here on our New Hampshire notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-new-hampshire Anchorstamp.com proudly ships New Hampshire notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which New Hampshire notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced New Hampshire notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in New Hampshire, we recommend purchasing a New Hampshire notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers NH notary seals in most of our NH notary kits. It is important to purchase your New Hampshire notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality New Hampshire notary embossers. Our New Hampshire notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each New Hampshire notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our New Hampshire notary seals can be purchased right here on our New Hampshire notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-seal-new-hampshire

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of New Hampshire notary seals. The first, and most popular is the NH notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-nh-pocket The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next New Hampshire notary seal option is the New Hampshire notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-nh-new-hampshire-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The New Hampshire notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest New Hampshire notary seal is the New Hampshire Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/newhampshire-notary-designer-desk-seal. The New Hampshire Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item a New Hampshire notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this New Hampshire notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about New Hampshire notary seals has helped you purchase your NH notary seals. All New Hampshire notary supplies can be purchased here on our New Hampshire notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-new-hampshire Anchorstamp.com proudly ships New Hampshire notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.