What Do I Need to Notarize Online?


By Jocelyn T.

Published on 01/28/2021

In order to notarize your documents online, you really don’t need much - but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. If you’ve used our online notary platform before, you know that from start to finish it takes 10 minutes or less to have your finalized notarized document. Having these few items handy and ready to go can make it so your online notary experience is done in even less time than that. Our goal is to give you a seamless and effortless experience, so if you’re looking to expedite our already fast process even more be prepared with these few items.

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Have your document ready to go:

Whether you’re using your phone, desktop or tablet, one of the first steps in this process is to upload your document. If you’re staring at your physical piece of paper and wondering, How do I magically make turn this piece of paper into a PDF file?, don't worry we’ve made it easy. Whether it’s an image file, a physical piece of paper, or a word file, we’ve laid out the steps that can get you that document into the correct format. 

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Have your driver's license or passport handy:

After you upload your document, you’re going to need to confirm your identity. In order to confirm your identity, you’ll need your driver's license or passport to make it through these steps. Once you’re done - don’t put it away just yet. When you connect with the notary, they’re going to ask you to hold your ID up to the screen one last time so they can confirm again it’s you. These are all just measures to ensure that you are who you say you are. These are just some of the reasons online notarization is actually a more secure process than in-person notarization

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Don't have an ID? Grab a friend!:

If you don’t have a driver’s license or passport, or you just happen to have left it elsewhere, you can have a friend, colleague, or family member vouch for you. They will just need their driver's license ready to go. 


That's it! That's all you need to notarize online with us. If you're ready to get started, click here to begin notarizing online with a live notary.


Updated Date: 03/31/2023




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