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By IncNow | Published October 19, 2013

While a certified copy is a certification to a state record, a Delaware “Re-Notary” from the Delaware Secretary of State is only a certification to an original Delaware notary, not any document on record. A certificate issued by the Secretary of State when an original notarized document is submitted to certify that the notary is certified as a notary in that state. It does not authenticate the actual document itself. This can however be helpful for use in international transactions, where business owners want the Minutes of the Meeting of Incorporator to be notarized or a Statement of Organizer to be notarized. This helps provide a “bridge” to the actual managers of a company when that information is not otherwise in the public record.

When deciding where to form your company, consider that Delaware has advantages over your home state that may benefit you. Go