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You submit your driver license, passport or identification card along with your email address and unsigned documents for notarization. Once submitted, your documents are prepared for notarization by a notary on our team and we connect with you using audio and video to be able to see and hear you while you “sign” the document. This transaction is entirely electronic, therefore documents signed will only be accepted in States that accept an electronic signature such as Florida.
This is one of our most asked questions. Each State has its own guidelines for remote notarization and most States rules have been changed to accommodate individuals during the Pandemic. The biggest States that will not accept an electronic signature but do accept remote notarization are New York and California.
Absolutely. Florida court documents can be notarized remotely and submitted to the Court for filing. These documents include, but are not limited to, Answers to Interrogatories, Marital Settlement Agreement, probate documents, civil law documents, criminal law documents, Lien Waivers, Caveats. Deeds, and any other document being filed with the court in the State of Florida.
You may connect using a smartphone or other device that has internet access and audio and video capabilities. If you do not have either of these due to being hospitalized or otherwise, we recommend borrowing from a family member or friend or if hospitalized ask to speak with your assigned advocate and he or she may be able to accommodate you.
We provide remote witnesses for an additional $40.00 per witness or the signer may provide a remote witness. If the signer provides a remote witness, we will require his or her driver license, passport or identification card and email address. The remote witness must be at least 18 years of age and we recommend that he or she be a non-relative either by blood or marriage.
Yes. We can perform remote notarizations for individuals in another country.
This has been common that we have experienced many clients who have tested positive for Covid and needed documents notarized. If the signer has access to a smartphone, tablet or computer with internet access and audio and video capabilities, we should be able to perform a notarization remotely provided that the signer meets all the other requirements.
In the State of Florida, a Florida Notary Public may accept an expired license within the past five (5) years as identification to perform a notarization of any kind.
Yes, if you have no individual interest in the document being signed.
That is a great question because it is one of our favorite jobs. We recommend taking our 1-hour training webinar on Remote Online Notarization. Our trainings will provide the attendee with how to become a remote notary, how to perform a remote notarization, pricing and costs associated with becoming a remote notary and the responsibilities of the remote notary and signer. To register, please click here.
Our notarization sessions strongly rely on the signer cooperation but our standard agenda for remote notarizations are as follows:
A computer, tablet or phone along with your Florida Driver License, Florida Identification card or Passport and please read the guidelines provided on our webpage for additional preparation. Please note that the authentication process prior to your appointment may also require you to have your social security number, birthdate and other sensitive information that is exclusive to you, such as the first property or vehicle you ever purchased.
Prices vary based on the services the Notary Public provides and the third-party provider the Notary Public uses to electronically sign or record the signer’s document. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, a Florida Notary Public may charge up to $25.00 per online notarization. However, that fee does not include the other costs associated with getting a remote online notarization or electronic notarization.
Florida is one of 16 states that permit remote online notarization, and the law was written with specific requirements to combat notary fraud. The identification process will confirm the signer’s identity using a system of credential analysis and knowledge-based authentication including the signer’s credit history and birth records. Please note that many states have updated their notarization rules and regulations during the COVID-19 Pandemic to allow for remote notarization due to public health concerns.
Simple – Just request a copy from your notary. Please allow up to 7 days to receive your copy and not that additional copies may cost additional fees.
We request advanced notice of 48 hours prior to notarizing documents remotely. However, we do offer expedited services for remote online notarization within 24 hours under our Same-Day Special Package.
Our mobile notaries are a Florida Notary Public who meets you where ever you request within Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and Miami-Dade Counties to notarize documents for the signer in the signers physical presence.
As you may know, no one is immune to the coronavirus, however there are many preventive measures our team can take to assist in “flattening the curve”. Some preventive measures include curb side signings, masks, gloves and signing where each signer is 6 feet a part for the duration of the signing. For those who wish to prevent the likelihood of the continued spread of this pandemic, then Remote Online Notarization may be your best option.
Prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the benefits of virtual notarization were to conserve time, money and energy that was otherwise being spent on a signer traveling to a law office or bank in his or her free time to get a document notarized. Now, however the benefits have shifted to far greater than the Florida Judicial System could have ever imagined when enacting this new law beginning on January 1, 2020 that allowed notaries to electronically notarize documents via video. Remote Online Notarization is now the best and most efficient way to get a document notarized and limit a person’s contact with another during this alarming pandemic. In addition to reducing one’s contact with others, Remote Online Notarization offers a unique vetting process of each signer prior to notarization which consists of multiple questions that only the signer should be privy to. Lastly, Remote Online Notarization can be easily accessed using a computer, tablet or phone with video and audio capabilities as well as internet access. Therefore, the signer does not have to physically be tied to a specific location at the time of the notarization. This includes any witnesses to documents being notarized as well. Regardless of the pros or cons, Florida is now one of 16 states that is moving toward virtual notarization to increase productivity among all individuals and professionals.
Request an appointment with a Florida Notary Public for a convenient remote online notarization via live video chat.