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Virginia Notary Public FAQ


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

Requirements to become a Virginia Notary Public:

- Virginia notary applicants must be 18 years of age or older
- Notary applicants must be a legal resident of the United States
- Must be able to read and write English
- A resident of Virginia or regularly employed in the state and perform notary services in connection with their employment. * * Non-residents of Virginia may be appointed as notaries if they are regularly employed in the state and perform notary services in connection with their employment. A non-resident notary who ceases to be regularly employed in Virginia must surrender their commission.
- No person who has ever been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or the laws of any other state, qualify to be appointed and commissioned as a notary public unless such person has had their civil rights restored

How to become a Notary Public in Virginia

1) Register with the Virginia Notary Management Accounts system, found here: https://solutions.virginia.gov/Notary/Account/LogOn
2) You may also apply to be a Virginia notary with no account, here: https://solutions.virginia.gov/Notary/Notary/Edit
3) Pay the $45.00 application fee. This fee may be paid online or via check or money order
4) Have the required portion of the application notarized
5) Virginia notaries must take the Oath of office with the circuit court within 60 days of receiving approval and pay the $10.00 fee.
6) Purchase your Virginia Notary Supplies

How long is my Notary Term in the Commonwealth of Virginia

- Virginia notaries are commissioned for a term of 4 years.

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Virginia Notary Public

- A Virginia notary stamp is required and should be sharp, legible, and photographically reproducible. Anchor Stamp offers a wide range of Virginia notary stamps
- A Virginia notary seal is permitted and recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the notary embosser impression. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- Virginia notaries are not required to use a notary record book (Notary Journal) but it is highly recommended to document your notary transactions and protect yourself.

Virginia Notary Website https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/official-documents/notary-commissions/

To return to the Virginia Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-virginia-va

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Virginia

One of the best ways to save money on VA Notary Stamps & VA 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, State-Approved VA Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted Virginia Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/virginia-notary-supplies-package-kit-1 In this article we will examine each Virginia notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Virginia notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for Virginia, found here at our Virginia Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-virginia This VA Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Virginia Notary Expiration Stamp, Virginia Notary Seal, and a Notary Record Book. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Virginia 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 Virginia, found here at our Virginia Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-seal-stamp-virginia-package-2 This VA Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Virginia Notary Expiration Stamp, Self-inking Virginia Round Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the VA Notary Basic Kit with two additions, the notary affidavit stamp, 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 Virginia 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 Virginia Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Virginia, found here at our Virginia Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/va-virginia-notary-public-supplies-package-kit This VA Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked Virginia Notary Expiration Stamp, Virginia Round Notary Stamp, VA Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, Notary Seal Impression Inker, 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 Virginia Notary Kits to order. All our VA Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your Virginia Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-virginia-va Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Virginia notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Virginia Notary stamp should I purchase?

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

Let’s look at some of VA notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality Virginia notary stamps are the Virginia Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Virginia 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 VA notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

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

The Pre-Inked VA Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This VA 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 round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing a Virginia notary seal. This quality VA notary stamp can be purchased at our VA notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-seal-virginia-pre-inked-round  

Anchorstamp.com also offers Virginia notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/virginia-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 Virginia notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Virginia 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 Virginia notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved VA 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 quality VA notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamps-virginia-self-inking

Anchorstamp.com offers another fine VA notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round Virginia Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/virginia-notary-stamp-round-self-inking This high-quality VA 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 Virginia notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-supplies-virginia

3) The remaining line of VA notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the Virginia notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-rubber-stamp-virginia  and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, old-school, 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 VA notary stamps. All Virginia notary supplies can be purchased here on our Virginia notary store,  https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-virginia-va Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Virginia notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Virginia notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Virginia 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 Virginia, we recommend purchasing a Virginia notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers VA notary seals in most of our VA notary kits. It is important to purchase your Virginia 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 Virginia notary embossers. Our Virginia notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each Virginia notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our Virginia notary seals can be purchased right here on our Virginia notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-seal-virginia

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of Virginia notary seals. The first, and most popular is the VA notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-virginia-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 Virginia notary seal option is the Virginia notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-virginia-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The Virginia notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest Virginia notary seal is the Virginia Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-virginia-desk-embosser-designer. The Virginia Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item a Virginia notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this Virginia 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 Virginia notary seals has helped you purchase your VA notary seals. All Virginia notary supplies can be purchased here on our Virginia notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-virginia-vaAnchorstamp.com proudly ships Virginia notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.