Notarize is a software service that allows clients to complete the notarization process remotely and entirely online, without having to visit a notary public in person. While any document can be signed, certain documents must be verifiably accepted and signed before an official Notary Public, with over 1 billion documents notarized in the U.S. annually.
Notarize offers unparalleled convenience and security for consumers and businesses looking to have a document notarized at any time, from any location using a secure and efficient process. The service is offered to customers via an iOS application built for Apple devices as well as a desktop application for Windows or Mac computers.
The service functions like a traditional notary public, but takes place entirely online. Notarize verifies a client’s identity using an online process known as knowledge-based authentication. Once verified, Notarize takes an additional step to authenticate the client’s government issued photo ID. With Notarize, IDs are authenticated in seconds using computer imaging technology and a software-based forensic analysis. Once the client’s ID has been validated and the document is uploaded to the service, clients are then connected with a commissioned Virginia Electronic Notary Public agent via live video call. The notary public performs a final visual confirmation of the individual’s identity and then witnesses as the client signs the document. Similar to how a standard notary public operates, the Notarize agent signs, stamps and completes the electronic notarization process using digital tools. Once complete, the client may print and deliver the notarized document or send it electronically. In accordance with the Virginia statutes governing electronic notarization, all video calls are recorded so that the institution receiving the documents may verify the electronic notarization.
The Notarize remote electronic notary public service is valid in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia passed Senate Bill 827 and House Bill 2318, allowing appropriately certified Virginia notaries to complete remote notarization via live video call. Furthermore, a document remotely notarized in Virginia is valid across state lines due to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution in addition to state laws that specifically address and accept out-of-state notarizations.
Choosing Your Certificate
All notary publics who work with Notarize are required to have an IdenTrust IGC digital certificate which is used to digitally sign each notarized document, to encrypt and seal each document to protect against tampering, to allow individuals to authenticate themselves as a notary and to provide non-repudiation for relying parties.
- Available to both unaffiliated (issued to a specific person) and affiliated (issued to a person who is affiliated with a specific organization).
- Require that the applicant provide proof of identity and in the case of the affiliated certificate, proof of organization affiliation.
- Offered in Basic Assurance for unaffiliated individuals and Medium Assurance for affiliated individuals.
- For your convenience, IGC Basic and Medium Assurance certificates can be purchased with or without a storage device (Smart card or USB token) according to your preference.
Simply select BUY NOW and the IdenTrust Certificate Selection Wizard will assist you in choosing a certificate that is accepted by Notarize and will also meet your business needs.
To learn more about Notarize, please visit www.notarize.com.
If purchasing a large volume of certificates for your company, please contact SalesTeam@identrust.com as further discounts may apply.
Are you a notary interested in becoming a remote electronic notary on the Notarize platform? Contact Notarize at www.notarize.com/become-an-agent.
Please note: ONLY THE SUBSCRIBER OF THE CERTIFICATE SHOULD HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE - THE DIGITAL CERTIFICATE IS YOUR FORM OF IDENTIFICATION, SIMILAR TO YOUR PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LICENSE. Under the Certificate Policies governing the issuance and use of certificates offered by IdenTrust, it is our responsibility as an Authorized Certification Authority to revoke the certificate in a case of loss or disclosure of the private key (Password) to anyone other than the subscriber.