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About Remote Online Notarization

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What is Remote Online Notarization?

Remote Online Notarization, or RON, is the notarization of a signature using a state approved platform that allows the Notary and the signer to appear before each other at the time of the notarization using secure audio-visual technology over the internet.


Additional Benefits

Disabled & Senior accessible
Eco friendly
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Easy, safe, fast & convenient
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Documents available immediately

Compliance Details

SOC 2 compliant
MISMO certified
10 year audio/video storage
Digital audit trail
Blockchain-based immutable documents
Enhanced ID verification

The De Novo Difference

Satisfaction guaranteed
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10+ years experience
Notaries available 7 days a week, 8am-12am EST
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Step-by-Step Guide to Remote Notarization

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Request Service

To begin, complete the Notary Request Form and click "Submit". Please be sure to attach all completed but UNSIGNED documents for notarization when completing the form.

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We will promptly review your request and email you an invoice for online credit card, Venmo, or PayPal payment (please check SPAM folder).

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Identity Verification

Within about an hour after receipt of your payment, you will receive an email from (please check SPAM folder). This email will contain a unique Pin Code and instructions on how to initiate the verification and notarization process.

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Copy the Pin Code and click the "Continue" button found in the email. Make note of the Pin Code as you will need it multiple times.

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You will be taken to a web page where you will enter the Pin Code. You will then be directed to enter your first and last name, date of birth, physical address, email address, and phone number. This information will be used to generate five personal knowledge-based questions generated from your credit history.

Questions and Answers

The knowledge-based questions may include previous addresses, make and model of your previous cars, etc. You will have two minutes to answer all five multiple-choice questions. You must answer four of the five questions correctly to move on to the next verification requirement. If you fail the knowledge-based questions, you will get a second try, but if you fail the second try you will be locked out for 24 hours. You will get two more attempts to answer more questions correctly after 24 hrs.

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Next, we must verify your identity through credential analysis. You will need your valid, unexpired US State issued driver’s license bearing a photographic image of your face and signature, your passport or other government issued photo ID.

You will be prompted to upload a picture of your ID, front and back. There are three options for uploading your ID.

1. You can take a picture of your ID with your webcam.
2. You can upload a picture of your ID from your computer
3. You can scan the QR code on the screen with your phone and upload a picture of your ID.

Verification usually takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the clarity of the image. After you complete your upload click "No" for 2nd identification and then click "Ready".

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You will now be connected to a Commissioned Online Notary to begin notarizing your documents. The notary will witness as you electronically sign the document(s). Then the notary signs and places their notarial stamp on your document(s). Once complete, you will receive detailed instructions on how to access your notarized document online via email.

Signer Checklist


I have my valid, unexpired U.S. State-issued driver’s license, passport, or other valid, unexpired government-issued photo ID available.

Age & Language

I am over the age of 18 and fluent in the English language.


I am using a desktop or laptop, not a tablet or smartphone.

Windows & Cache

I have closed all browser windows, tabs, apps, and programs other than my email account. I have also cleared my browser cache.


I am in a well-lit, quiet room close to my internet router for better wi-fi reception.


I have requested that witnesses be provided or I have myself provided witnesses available.


My documents have been completed but NOT signed.


I have allowed about 30 minutes per notarial signing.


General Questions

What is RON?

RON is the process by which documents are signed and notarized in electronic form with the signer appearing before a commissioned electronic notary via audio-video technology.

How long has RON been around?

The first use of RON was in 2017 when an Illinois couple bought a home in Texas using a Texas title company, a Michigan lender and a Virginia online notary.

How does RON work?

You will need just about any web-enabled desktop or laptop with a webcam for a face-to-face meeting with a notary. Then complete a brief Notary Request Form, upload your document(s) and verify your identity through knowledge-based authentication and credential verification. You will then be connected to a commissioned notary public via a live audio-video call. The notary will witness as you electronically sign the document(s). The notary signs and places their notarial stamp on your document(s). Once complete, you will receive detailed instructions on how to access your notarized document online.

What is an original and how do I make copies?

Your electronically executed document serves as your "original" and provided online through a link in.pdf form. You may make copies of the .pdf

Do you provide witnesses?

Yes, if needed.

What are your hours of operation?

Our notaries are available 7 days a week from 8:00am-12:00am EST

What are your payment options?

Payment in full is due in advance via credit card, Venmo, or PayPal. Additional fees, if any, will be billed and due upon receipt after signing is completed.

Security Questions

How do I know if my document has been tampered with?

On most PDF readers you can check the signature panel to see our notaries X.509 digital certificate which renders the document tamper-evident. Your pdf reader will also display if the document has been tampered with since the time your notary certified your document.

Why does the ID check take so long?

We use 3rd party credential analysis software to ensure the validity of your documentation. That means it can take up to 8 minutes to check information and other identifying features to validate your provided identification.

How is my information stored?

Your information is stored in a secured database that is backed up and only authorized employees have access to. We do not store your SSN and we do not sell your information.

International Questions

Can you notarize a document from someone who is not a US citizen?

Yes (with some exceptions) but the document must be for use within the US.

Can you notarize documents for a US citizen who is outside the country?


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