Remote Online Notary FAQs

What type of documents can be notarized remotely?

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Virtually any document that can be notarized in person can be notarized remotely, with a few exceptions: Self-proving Wills and codicils. Non-Self Proving Wills and codicils to be used in states other than Florida or Nevada. Testamentary Trusts and any amendments to Trusts, and Inter-Vivos Trusts to be used in states other than Florida or [...]

Can California Notaries Public perform a notarial act without the physical presence of the signer (Remote Online Notarization)?

2021-04-07T11:31:01-07:00April 7th, 2021||

California law does not provide the authority for a California Notary Public to perform a remote online notarization. The personal appearance of the document signer is required before the notary public. However, California will accept a notarization performed remotely if done by a notary in a state where remote notarization is authorized.  For example, Remote [...]

Which states allow online remote notarization?

2021-04-07T11:29:17-07:00April 7th, 2021||

A remote notarization is legally binding in all states, provided it was performed in accordance with the laws of the state where the notary is registered.  States that have passed remote notarization laws include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, [...]

What is remote online notarization?

2021-04-07T14:57:18-07:00April 7th, 2021||

Remote online notarization, also called webcam notarization, online notarization, or virtual notarization, is simply a notarization done using audio-visual technology versus the signer and the notary being physically in the same room. The National Notary Association provides a video explaining the process in more detail here.