e-Notary & Remote Notary
What is e-Notary?
An eNotary is a Notary Public who notarizes documents electronically.

What is Remote Notary?
An electronic notarization utilizing webcams versusl being
physically present at the time the notarial act takes place as this is
the law of most states. As of this time, currently the only state that
allows remote notarizations is Virginia.

What is electronic notarization (e-notarization)?
Electronic notarization is a process whereby a notary affixes an electronic notary signature and seal information to an electronic document (such as a PDF or Word document). Once affixed to the electronic document, the document is rendered tamper evident such that unauthorized attempts to alter the document will be evident to relying parties. The Electronic Notary also must keep an electronic register of each act performed.

Is this legal in my state?
Only notaries licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia are allowed to notarize documents online, Virginia explicitly gives its notaries the ability to notarize documents from people outside of Virginia. In addition, the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution requires each state respect the “public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.”

Please be advised that audio-video conference will be recorded in compliance with Virginia law VOC § 47.1-2. The electronic record of an electronic notarial act must be maintained for a period of at least five years from the date the notarial act was performed.

Click for: e-Notary Appointment Request Form

1. Request an appointment and upload documents & Identifications.

2.  Recieve an email or call to confirm appointment.

3.  Meet notary at home office where notary will witness the electronic signatures from all the participants

4. Document(s) e-notarized and emailed to signer(s)

Remote Notary Steps
Must have Firefox or Chrome & Webcam/camera capibility

1. Request an appointment and upload documents & Identifications.
2. Email sent with appointment confirmation & link for video conference
3. At the appointment time - Signer will receive an email from the e-signature instructions (Each participant will be required to have their identity verified through a verification process using a third party provider to enable these services. )
4.  Notary and Signer(s) meet via webcam and proceed with e-notarization.

   e-Notary & Remote Notary Types and Price

Acknowledgement: A Notary Acknowledgment is a formal declaration of a signature before a public official. The public official is most commonly a notary public.

Cost: $25 per Acknowledgement

Jurat: The purpose of a jurat — also known in some states as a “verification upon oath or affirmation" — is for a signer to swear to or affirm the truthfulness of the contents of a document to a Notary or notarial officer.

Cost: $25 per Jurat administered

True Copy: A notary public may certify a true copy of an original document. Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates CANNOT be notarized.

Cost: $25 per True Copy Certification

Additional Charges for Remote Notarizes

Identity Verification: $5 per signer

In person e-notaries: Virginia Law, all signers must be identified by a government issued photo identification. Acceptable documents below:

* State issued driver's license * United States passport * State issued identification card * United States military card * Unexpired foreign passport * Certificate of united States Citizenship * Unexpired foreign passport * Alien Registration card with photograph

Remote e-notaries: Each participant will be required to have their identity verified through a verification process using a third party provider to enable these services.