I disagree with your subjective opinion. I am NOT marketing myself as a VA notary and the state of VA agrees with me and so does every other state.
If you are basing your objection on the off chance that a notarization may pop up the solution to having a surprise notarization is really quite simple. Review the docs beforehand! Is that all you have? It's a no-brainer.
IF, that should happen I would simply cancel the transaction and lick my wounds. Your assumption (and your bold font) indicate that I would commit a crime is ludicrous. I will spell it out for you again: I go to VA to get docs signed (NOT NOTARIZED). Anyone can go anywhere to get docs signed. With your stay-in-your-own-state mentality that would mean a person from NY cannot go to a client in CA and get a contract signed. Anyone can see how ludicrous that is. Your anger and view of the world does not reflect the legal free flow of commerce. I am sorry you reside in such a small box, try and catch up.
As far as getting a notary commission in VA you are now asking me to do something illegal but just aren't aware of it.
You need to reside in VA as your primary home OR have a valid business address in VA where you have an office that you conduct regular business, which I don't.
I will continue to go to any state to get documents signed as long as THERE IS NOTHING TO NOTARIZE.