What Is a Mobile Notary or a Traveling Notary Public Service?

Jul 11, 2018
| BY
Pat Kinsel

If you have ever needed something notarized, you understand that the process is a hassle. Finding a notary to visit is growing difficult; finding the time to visit a notary might be even harder.

And it’s not like you can just wait around. Notarized documents are often the last thing between a mortgage for the home of your dreams, establishing power of attorney for a family member, or a travel consent form for your little one.

The industry’s answer for a more convenient notary process is the mobile notary. But what is a mobile notary? How are they different from the notaries you might find in a bank or office park, and how do they ease the headache of getting documents notarized?

Bringing the Notary Public To You

Unlike an in-office or remote notary, a mobile is a notary public who travels to meet clients in-person. Usually, you must make an appointment and wait to meet a mobile notary at a specified time and location.

These notaries are typically used as part of the mortgage closing process where multiple parties' signatures need to be collected. They are particularly useful with mortgage closings conducted across state lines. Other areas where it is typical to see a mobile or traveling notary used is in third-party mail services, power of attorney, leases, and lease guarantor forms.

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Introducing a Mobile Phone Notary

Depending on the state, mobile notaries may charge additional fees for mileage and convenience on top of the standard fee for notarization. When all said and done, your minor travel consent form could be a pretty costly piece of paper.

Skip the excess fees with Notarize, the first platform where you can get something notarized online from anywhere across the globe. While you wait for that mobile notary to return your call, we are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on your iPhone, Android device, or on the web.

Our process takes, on average, less than five minutes to complete. The Notarize app holds a 4.9 out of 5 rating in the iOS App Store with over 2,000 reviews, and a 9.4 out of 10 rating on Trustpilot with over 500 reviews.

And if you’re a business seeking a notary public, we developed Notarize for Business to help you collect documents from your customers quicker than in person.

How Does Notarize Work?

We work with your schedule, not the other way around. To get your document notarized by a notary public, simply Download the Notarize Mobile App, or Connect with a Notary Public Online and follow these steps:

  1. Upload any document, but do not sign it before uploading it. You must sign before the notary public.
  2. Fill out the document using Notarize’s digital tools.
  3. Validate your identity.
  4. When ready, you’ll be prompted to connect in a live video call with a commissioned electronic notary public. You have access to a notary 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  5. Sign using your computer, iPhone, or Android device as the notary public watches over live video.
  6. Wait as the notary public notarizes your document online. The average wait time is about 60 seconds.
  7. You’re done! Download your notarized PDF.

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