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Remote Online Notary

What is remote online notary (RON)? Remote online notary, or RON, is a secure and convenient method of notarizing documents using audio-visual technology over the internet. It allows individuals to remotely connect with a commissioned notary public to sign and notarize documents electronically.

How does remote online notary work? In a remote online notary process, the signer and the notary meet virtually through a video conference platform. The signer presents their identification, signs the document electronically, and the notary performs the notarial act electronically. The entire process is recorded and securely stored for future reference.

Is remote online notary legally binding? Yes, remote online notary is legally binding in many jurisdictions. The legality of RON depends on the laws and regulations of your specific jurisdiction. It’s important to consult your local notary laws to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

What types of documents can be notarized remotely? Most types of documents can be notarized remotely, including but not limited to real estate documents, contracts, powers of attorney, affidavits, and consent forms. However, certain documents, such as wills and trusts, may require specific notarization procedures that might not be compatible with remote online notarization.

How secure is remote online notary? Remote online notary platforms prioritize security to ensure the integrity of the notarization process. They typically utilize advanced encryption technologies, multifactor authentication, and recordkeeping features to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the signer’s information.

Can remote online notarization be done from anywhere? Remote online notarization can be conducted from anywhere as long as you have a reliable internet connection. It eliminates the need for physical presence, allowing signers to connect with notaries regardless of their geographical location.

How can I find a remote online notary? There are various platforms and services available that connect individuals with remote online notaries. You can search online directories, use mobile apps, or contact your local notary association to find certified remote online notaries in your area.

Are there any special requirements for remote online notarization? Requirements for remote online notarization vary by jurisdiction. Generally, you’ll need a computer or mobile device with a webcam, a reliable internet connection, and a valid identification document. Some states or countries may have additional requirements, such as specific software or certification for notaries.

How much does remote online notarization cost? The cost of remote online notarization can vary depending on the platform or service provider you choose. Some platforms charge a flat fee per notarization, while others offer subscription plans or per-minute rates. It’s advisable to check with the service provider for their pricing details.

Is remote online notarization available internationally? Remote online notarization is not universally available internationally. The acceptance and legality of remote online notarization may differ from one country to another. It’s important to verify the regulations and requirements of the specific jurisdiction where the document needs to be notarized.


Step 1: Obtain a copy of the document that needs to be authenticated

For information on where to obtain a copy of a vital record (birth, death, marriage certificates), please refer to the NYS Department of Health’s website.

For New York City records, other than divorce certificates, please contact the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or the New York City Marriage Bureau.  The records must then be certified by the New York County Clerk’s Office. For NYC birth and death certificates, when ordering your record you will also need to request a “Letter of Exemplification.”

For educational documents, please contact the school, college or university that you attended.  The document must be certified by an official at the educational institution stating that the document is an official record or a true copy of the original document.  The official’s signature on the certification must be notarized by a notary public.

For other documents, such as power of attorney, obtain a notarized copy of the document.

Step 2: Have the document certified by a New York State official or County Clerk

Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates and Certificate of Divorce issued by a local or county official or county Department of Health must first be certified by the County Clerk of the county where the document was issued.

Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates issued by the New York State Department of Health and bearing the signature of the Director of Vital Statistics or NYS Registrar may be submitted for Apostille or Certificate of Authentication and do not require a County Clerk certification.

Notarized documents must be certified by the County Clerk of the County where the notary is certified to notarize.

Step 3: Submit the document with the necessary certifications to the NYS Department of State with the required fee ($10 per document).

Step 4: Submit a prepaid envelope for express delivery- Optional

Apostille and certificates of authentication are returned by first class mail.  You may request that your documents be

Power of Attorney

The Principal is the subject giving power to the agent

Agent is the person who will have agency over Principal

Successor Agent will have same agency over principal in the event Agent is not available

Witnesses: Parties that will be witnessing the Principal signing over POA to agent. Please note two witnesses are required when signing a POA in NYS.

Valid ID All parties (including witnesses) must have a valid, non-expired picture ID for signing. Some examples include: Drivers license, Passport, Greencard, NYC employee ID, etc.

Loan Signing Agent

Tasked by settlement agent/title company to go to borrowers/sellers location and execute bank/title docs. Additional responsibilities include: Make sure docs are notarized and signed correctly. Collect/disburse funds. Send back docs/checks to recipient.


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