In a traditional paper-based notarization, you are required to travel to meet the notary public in person so they may confirm your identity and witness as you sign your document.  With a remote notarization via Notarize, you appear before a notary online by means of a live audio-video connection. Once you appear before the notary online, the notary confirms your identity and performs the specified notarial act just as with a traditional, paper-based notarization, except that both you and notary sign using electronic tools.  

To get started with a remote notarization, you’ll need a few things:

  1. Create your Notarize account here. Instructions can be found here.
  2. The document that needs to be signed and notarized – don’t sign it yet! You’ll need to do so when connected with a notary. You can start with an electronic or paper copy — Notarize for iPhone helps you scan any paper document.
  3. An iPhone, iPad or computer (Windows or Mac) with a webcam and working audio.
  4. A good internet connection
  5. Your photo ID (some documents may require two forms of ID; please check before starting the signing process)
  6. The last four digits of your SSN – it will be used to validate your identity
  7. A credit card to pay the fee – you will only be charged after a successful notarization

To connect with a notary public online right now, you can Download the Notarize App or Register Online. 

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