How to Get Your Documents Notarized Online with Remote Online Notarization (RON)
If you are a client of our law firm, you may have received an email and a text from us inviting you to get your documents notarized online using a remote online notarization (RON) platform. RON is a convenient and secure way to get your documents notarized in electronic form, with the signer and the Notary appearing online via audio-video technology. RON is also known as webcam notarization, online notarization, or virtual notarization.
We use RON to get your estate plans, power of attorneys, real estate deeds, and other documents notarized, without requiring you to visit our office or a Notary in person. RON saves you time and money, and ensures the validity and acceptance of your documents.
In this blog, we will explain what you need, how to prepare for it, and what to do during the RON session.
What do you need to do RON?
To do RON, you need the following:
- A valid ID, such as a driver’s license, a passport, or a state-issued ID card.
- A device with a camera, a microphone, and a speaker, such as a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop.
- A stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 1 Mbps.
How do you prepare for the RON session?
To prepare for the RON session, you need to do the following:
- Check your email and text for the invitation link to the RON session. The link will direct you to the RON platform that we use, where you can create an account and upload your document. You will also receive a confirmation code that you will need to enter during the RON session.
- Verify your identity using the methods required by the RON platform. You may need to answer some questions, scan your ID, or provide biometric data.
- Review your document and make sure it is complete and accurate. You can also contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your document.
- Choose a quiet and well-lit location where you can do the RON session. Make sure you have your ID and your device ready.
What do you do during the RON session?
During the RON session, you need to do the following:
- Connect with a commissioned Notary through a live video call, where you can see and hear each other. The Notary will be from our law firm or from a trusted partner that we work with.
- Enter the confirmation code that you received in your email or text. This will verify that you are the intended signer of the document.
- Show your ID to the Notary and confirm your identity and consent. The Notary will also ask you some questions to ensure that you understand and agree to the document and the notarization.
- Sign your document electronically using the RON platform. The Notary will witness your signature and affix their electronic signature and seal to your document. The Notary will also record the notarization in a secure journal.
- Receive your notarized document. You will get a copy of your notarized document, which you can download, print, or share as needed. You can also access your document history and your notarization certificate on the RON platform.
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