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Notarization Basics: In Person vs. Online

In most states, notarizing a document involves appearing in person before a notary public, a state-appointed  official. The notary public must:

  • verify the identity of the signer(s),
  • confirm their willingness to sign the document(s)
  • ascertain their awareness of its contents
  • and, of course, witness the signing of the document.

As far as ONLINE Notarizations, there are limitations.

Currently, only Texas, Nevada and Virginia have legalized online notary services for documents to be submitted in THOSE states.

That is, their legality across state lines is not assured, but rather dependent on each state’s laws.  As of today, online notarizations CANNOT be authenticated by the Secretary of State for Apostille Certification, which means, you still have to appear IN PERSON before a notary if you require an Apostille Certification for a foreign country.

filings360 currently works with mobile notary publics in the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee-Tampa areas. Our notary public professionals can work with you on those specific projects where you need a more personalized touch.

Different types of Notarizations:

01

Acknowledgment

To “acknowledge” is to admit, affirm, or declare; to recognize one’s acts, assuming obligation or incurring responsibility. For example, if you sign a deed before a notarizing officer, you acknowledge your signature.

02

Oath

Any form of attestation by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully.

03

Affirmation

A solemn and formal declaration that an affadavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc. .

04

Affidavit

A written or printed declaration or statement of facts made voluntary and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it, taken before an officer having authority to administer such an oath.  

05

Attestation

The act of witnessing an instrument in writing, at the request of the party executing the document, and subscribing it as a witness.

06

Corporate Acknowledgment

Officials of corporations who desire to execute an instrument in their capacity as corporate officials before a consular notarizing officer must present adequate proof of their corporate identity.

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