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The online notary business is a relatively new one and many people have questions. Find the answer to your question here.

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There’s a lot you should know before doing business with an online notary. Check out our informative tips to ensure you’re a knowledgeable consumer.

How Can I Get Something Notarized Online?

Notaries are upstanding, trustworthy citizens who witness the signing of a document, verifying that the person signing it is who they say they are and that they’re not under duress while signing. (In other words, they don’t have a gun pointed at their head).

 

In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia adopted Code Sections 47.1, which allows its notaries to witness the signing of documents through webcam technology and notarize with an official, encrypted digital signature that is unique to that notary.

 

A few other states have adopted a similar measure, but only Virginia allows its “eNotaries” to notarize documents from out of state and even out of country. Out of this law came online notaries, which are gaining steam among individuals and businesses looking to save time.

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How Does an Online Notary Work?

Find an online notary company

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Scan and upload your ID and document to be notarized

Be sure not to sign the document yet! Any easy way to scan your document is the mobile app Genius Scan - PDF Scanner, available on iTunes and Google Play Store.

Meet with a certified notary public through webcam

Using the online notary website's platform, they’ll confirm your identity by looking at your ID and asking you questions using information from the public record.

Sign the document

They’ll witness as you electronically sign the document you uploaded using their web platform.

Notary notarizes the document

They’ll notarize the document using a government-sanctioned encrypted, digital notary signature.

Download your document

You’ll be able to download your notarized document, which you can then email or print out.

Online Notary Articles

  • 1) Your ability to use an online notary may depend on which state you live in.   Only a handful of states allow its notaries to notarize documents by using a webcam to verify a person’s identity and witness the signature. Of those states, only one......

  • So you’re either living or traveling abroad and you need a document notarized? This used to be a traveler’s worst nightmare, but thanks to new laws and technology, you now don’t have to leave your computer to get your document notarized. Whether you’re in a......

  •     How much does it cost to use an online notary? If you’re in the United States, it currently costs $25 across the board. If you’re abroad, it can cost anywhere between $25 and $79. What are the hours of online notaries? Online notaries......