Is an Online Notary Public's Document Considered Original?
By NotaryLive Staff
Published on 03/01/2022
If you need to have a document notarized, it’s important to use the original and not a copy. This helps verify accuracy and prevent fraud. This brings up an interesting question. . .
Is a Remote Online Notarization (RON) document considered the original?
An online notary service like NotaryLive makes the document just as official as one notarized by a traditional notary public. The National Notary Association (NNA) confirms this, stating that:
“When a document is notarized using remote online notarization (RON), everything is electronic - the document, the signature, and the notarization”.
Using a remote notary from an online notary service means the electronic seal is the original version of the document. If you need to provide an original copy of the document, you should provide the digital version from a notary session. It’s a good idea to make a copy of the unsigned document and print extra copies just in case. A printout of the transaction would not have an original signature and would be considered a copy.
Using electronic notarizations can be convenient and efficient, especially if you can’t visit a traditional notary in person. You can notarize a document from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and a webcam. Just make sure to follow the steps and requirements provided by the service to ensure a smooth and successful notarization process.
Wondering how to notarize a document online?
NotaryLive’s Remote Online Notarization (RON) platform is a convenient and efficient way to get a document notarized. You can get your documents remotely notarized by a virtual notary from the comfort of your own home or office. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- The document you want to be notarized
- A device with a camera and microphone that is connected to the internet
- A valid driver’s license or passport
To begin the process, our ID verification technology will confirm your identity. After that, you’ll be connected to a live notary via webcam for a notarization session. The notary will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Once the notarization is complete, you’ll receive a copy of the notarized document via email.
An online notary service like NotaryLive can be convenient and efficient. If it is not possible for you to visit a traditional notary in person, this may be a viable option. Our platform allows you to have your document notarized remotely, as long as you have an internet connection and a webcam.
You can use our platform to have your document notarized from anywhere, any time. This means you can do it from your home or any other location with an internet connection. It is a matter of convenience and ease of use.
Just make sure to follow the steps and requirements provided by the service to ensure a smooth and successful notarization process.
In simpler terms, all you have to do to notarize a document through NotaryLive is. . .
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Updated Date: 03/31/2023