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State Information for Illinois

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Illinois Notary Requirements and Information

Temporary Notary Procedures, COVID-19 Pandemic: State Governors have issued Executive Orders to establish Notary procedures for using audio-video communications to perform notarial acts for remotely located principal signers. CLICK HERE to see if your state is under such an order.

Illinois Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Illinois for at least 30 days or a resident of a bordering state that has been employed in Illinois for at least 30 days;
• be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien;
• not have been convicted of a felony;
• be able to read and write the English language; and
• not have had a notary commission suspended or revoked within 10 years from the date applying.

How to Apply to Become an Illinois Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/indexpub.html#notary

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Term of Office
• 4 Year term for a resident.
• 1 year term for a non-resident.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not required.

Notary Bond Requirement
$5,000 Bond Required (4-year term).

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not required.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink stamp required, paper notarial acts. Must be photographically reproducible; black ink specified.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• take verification upon oath/affirmation (individual or representative capacity);
• take acknowledgments and proofs;
• witness or attest signatures.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Illinois Secretary of State: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/indexpub.html#notary


Contact Information for the State of Illinois

State of Illinois Notary Website
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/notary/home.html

State of Illinois Notary Handbook
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/indexpub.html#notary

State of Illinois Online Notary Search
https://apps.ilsos.gov/notary/

Phone Number
(212) 782-7017

Address
Secretary of State
Index Department
111 E Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62756


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(217) 782-7017

Further Information
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/indexpub.html#notary



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