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Notarize documents remotely anytime, anywhere. It's simple!

TIAA has partnered with Notarize to offer a digital and secure way to fulfill the notarization requirement for your forms. Complete your remote online notary transaction from this page, and then upload your completed forms through the TIAA mobile app or secure website. Scroll below for complete instructions on how to use the Notarize service.




What you need

In order to have the best experience possible, please come prepared to your online notary meeting. You will need:

  • A single PDF of all the pages of your form. You have the option to digitally complete it after upload. 
  • One form of ID. Here's a list of acceptable IDs.
  • The last four (4) digits of your U.S. Social Security number
  • A strong internet connection and a valid email address
  • An iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer with video and audio capabilities
  • 15 minutes to complete your online notarization
  • A credit card to pay the $25 notarization fee
  • Important: If you are married, your Spouse will need to complete the Spousal Waiver.
Upload Spousal Waiver Form

Any of my form(s) require spousal consent and my spouse will be present to meet with the online notary

As a TIAA participant, ensure that your signature is on the form, whether through digital or a physical signature.

Upload All Other Forms 

My form does not require spousal consent

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How it Works
1. Download and save your TIAA form that required notarization. Upload your form to Notarize in a single PDF file.
As a TIAA participant, ensure that your signature is on the form, whether through digital or a physical signature. If you need to sign the form manually, you will need to scan and save the document in the PDF file format. Be sure to include all pages – not just the page that requires notarization.
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2. Verify your identity.
Notarize uses patent-pending forensic analysis to verify government-issued photo IDs and passports. When prompted, you'll capture images of your photo ID using the video capabilities on your computer or phone and then answer a few questions. Notarize will confirm your identity in seconds.
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3. Connect with a live notary agent.
As the Notarize.com customer who needs their signature notarized, connect with a licensed electronic notary public over live video to sign your form. The Notarize agent will confirm your identity, witness your signature, and assist you throughout the process.
 4. Receive your signed document(s). Finalize your forms and return them to TIAA.
- Log in to your account at TIAA.org and click on the icon with your initials at the top of the page.
- Select “Shared Files” and then follow the steps to upload your document.
- When prompted, indicate by selecting "Yes" that the files are being used to process a transaction.
- Log in to your TIAA app
- Click on the Message Center icon in the top right menu
- Click on “Files”
- In the bottom right corner, click UPLOAD
- Select the folder to upload to
- Follow the instructions to take a picture and upload your completed form
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5. You're finished!
Completed documents are stored in your safe and secure Notarize account, if you ever need them in the future. Please do not mail or fax a copy of this form to TIAA, as this could result in duplicate transactions.

Still have questions?

Contact support@notarize.com with any technical questions about how to use the software.

This site is not owned or affiliated with Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF). Please note that TIAA is not responsible for the content on this site.


This site is owned and operated by Notarize, Inc. We at Notarize pride ourselves on providing helpful resources to help demystify notarization. We are not lawyers, and don't give legal advice, so always check with your own attorneys, advisors, or document recipients if you have unanswered questions about notarization or digitally notarized documents.


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