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What you’ll need for a remote notarization

The key responsibilities of a notary public are to identify the signer, witness as the customer signs the document, and record the transaction so it can be verified after the fact.

In a standard notarization, you are required to travel to meet the notary public in-person so they may witness as you sign the document. Notarize solves this challenge and allows you to connect with a notary remotely online over live video call.

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

  1. 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 either have an electronic or paper copy [Notarize helps you scan any paper document].
  2. An iPhone, iPad or computer [Windows or Mac] with a webcam
  3. A good internet connection
  4. Your photo ID
  5. The last 4 digits of your SSN – it will be used to validate your identity
  6. 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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