How Does an Online Notary Confirm my Identity?


By NotaryLive Staff

Published on 01/28/2021

The notarization process is built for the sheer purpose of being fraud-deterrent and if anything, the online notarization process is more secure than an in-person notarization! Here at , we put a premium on ID verification, and there are several steps one must take to confirm their identity before the notarization process can begin. 

First, you will take a selfie, as well as scan the front and back of your ID, using your device, which will then go through state of the art ID verification.

Once approved, you will be directed to answer 5 Knowledge-Based Assessment (KBA) questions. These are set up to further prove you are the person that matches your ID. To complete this step, you will have to answer 4 out of the 5 questions correctly, in under 2 minutes. If you fail your first try, you will be given a second attempt to answer 4 out of 5 correctly to move on. If you fail a second time, you will have to wait 24 hours before you can take the assessment again. For those who pass on their first or second try, congrats you have made it through the first two parts of the ID verification process with NotaryLive. 

From there, you will be connected to a live notary, via webcam, where they will use the ID you have on file and match it with the person on the other side of the screen. This is the final step of the ID verification process, and you will now be able to begin getting your document notarized! 

It is also important to note that it is also the duty of the notary to look for signs of coercion, intoxication, or one being unable to comprehend what is happening in the moment. If the notary finds any of the above to be true, they will not move forward with the notarization. 

The most integral part of the notarization process is the ID verification step, and notarizing a document online is no different. Through our three step process and state of the art ID verification methods, NotaryLive is confident that getting a document notarized online is even more secure than an in-person transaction. 

Get started notarizing your document online at today.

Updated Date: 12/05/2023



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