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$125/month

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Notarize provides forensic analysis of ID verification and a full audit trail of the transaction.

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Notarizations

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$0/mo

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$125/mo

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$400/mo

Include any number of documents within a package

Connect with a remote online notary as a signer

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Choose to cover the cost or pass the charges onto your recipient

Assign a secondary signer and/or witnesses

Base notarization package price

*Includes one notarial seal & unlimited signatures

$25

$25 $22.50

$25 $20

Additional notarial seal within a package

$10

$10 $9

$10 $8

Maximum price per package

*Price cap per package, regardless of number of seals applied

$75

$75 $67.50

$75 $60

eSignatures

Include any number of documents within a package

eSign your document package

FREE

FREE

FREE

Send document packages to others to eSign

*Cost to send a document package for eSign if exceeded monthly limit

10 FREE/mo

$1

100 FREE/mo

$1 $0.90

500 FREE/mo

$1 $0.80

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Download and share completed documents

Track document progress

Access completed meeting recording

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Support

24/7 in-app chat support

Email support

Phone support for your team and signers

Collaboration & Productivity

Multi-platform — web, iOS, Android

Additional team members

up to 4

unlimited

Document templates

SMS signer notifications

Personalized, branded email messages

Send hundreds of documents at once

Admin & Integration Tools

Open API for developers

API integration support

Invoice billing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Notarize?

Notarize is an electronic notary public platform and software service that allows businesses and individuals to complete the notarization process entirely online. Learn more about our story and team here.

Where is Notarize legal?

In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia adopted Virginia Code Sections 47.1 and following, allowing appropriately commissioned Virginia notaries to notarize documents remotely via live audio-video technology. Notarize is a remote electronic notary public platform that enables Virginia notaries to notarize documents for use in Virginia and in most US states. Every state provides its own legal authority for recognition and acceptance of common out-of-state notarizations. Customers use documents notarized by our e-notaries in states across the country. In addition to laws in each state recognizing and accepting common out-of-state notarizations, the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution may provide an additional basis for states to accept out of state notarizations.

Documents notarized on the Notarize platform are electronically signed by the signer(s) and our notary. Certain states and public agencies have specific additional requirements and limitations for accepting electronically-signed documents and out-of-state notarizations, and not all documents may be electronically-signed. For example, Notarize is not notarizing documents for use in Iowa. You should contact the agency that will receive your e-signed and e-notarized document to ensure your document will be acceptable for its intended use. Learn more here.

We’d like to help with general information wherever we can, so let us know of any questions at support@notarize.com.

Is Notarize legal in my state?

Notarize is a remote electronic notary public platform that enables Virginia notaries, as authorized by Virginia law, to notarize documents for use in Virginia and in states across the country. Every state provides legal authority for recognition and acceptance of common out-of-state notarizations, including those from Virginia.

We’ve put together an easy guide to such laws in each state, which can be found here. Wonder where documents notarized on our platform can be used? Check out our guide here.

How does Notarize work?

Notarize is an electronic notary public platform and software service offered to clients via any web-enabled desktop or laptop with a webcam or via any Android, iPhone, or iPad. Notarize’s service enables a face-to-face meeting with a notary, just like meeting with a traditional notary public in-person, but the meeting takes place entirely online.

You simply register on the Notarize app or website, then upload your document(s) and verify your identity. You verify your identity using knowledge-based authentication, which offers you a series of specific questions that only you can answer. Once your ID has been verified, your identity is further validated using a government-issued photo ID. Here at Notarize, IDs are authenticated whenever possible using computer imaging technology and a software-based forensic analysis. You are then connected with a commissioned Virginia Electronic Notary Public via live audio-video call. The notary public re-confirms your identity visually using the scanned photo ID, and then witnesses as you electronically sign the document. Similar to how a traditional notary operates, the Notarize notary signs and places his or her notarial seal on your document. For greater security, our notary then completes the electronic notarization process using digital tools. Once complete, you will receive detailed instructions to access your notarized document online and can deliver it or send it electronically to whomever you would like. The whole process is completed in minutes. In accordance with the Virginia statutes governing electronic notarization, all video calls are recorded so that any authorized party may verify your electronic notarization.

How much does it cost to notarize a document?

A single document can be notarized for $25 using Notarize.

If you're a business, and need to send documents for customers to sign, head on over to notarize.com/pricing for our subscription plans.

Here's a quick breakdown:

  Starter Pro Premium
Monthly Platform Fee Free $125 $400
First Notarized Document Per Package $25 $22.50 $20
Each Additional Notary Seal $10 $9 $8
Maximum Per Notarized Document Package $75 $67.50 $60
Included eSignature Document Packages 10/month 100/month 500/month
Each Additional eSign Document Package $1 $0.90 $0.80

What types of documents can be notarized using this service?

The legal landscape is complicated when it comes to notarizing wills, trust, deeds, or other related documents. Laws at the federal and state level provide for electronic signing of documents across virtually all categories of everyday forms, contracts and transactions. There are exceptions for a few categories of documents, and some states, public agencies and court systems impose specific additional requirements, limitations and conditions for accepting electronically-signed documents.

While many agencies and courts accept electronically-signed and notarized documents, it’s always a great idea to check with your intended recipient to confirm their specific ability and requirements for accepting these notarized documents. Find out more about the documents we notarize here.

We currently do not notarize:

· Wills and codicils
· Trusts and any documents related to the creation or execution or amendment of a trust in any form
· Motor vehicle title transfer documents and odometer disclosure statements
· Documents for use in Iowa
· I-9 Forms
· Certified true copies of birth, marriage, death certificates, court-issued documents

We are also not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies, although we wish you much happiness.

Can I notarize a document for use outside the United States?

The short answer is no, not yet.

When a notarized document is intended for use in another country, the notary’s commission and current status must typically be certified by his or her Secretary of State. That certification is attached to the notarized document and is called an “apostille.” Currently, Virginia is not able to provide apostilles for electronically-notarized documents, and all documents on Notarize are electronically signed and notarized. Please check with us for updates at support@notarize.com.

Notarize is working with the Virginia Secretary of State to provide apostilles, and we hope to have this service available soon. If you’d like to learn where you can use documents that are notarized on our platform, click here.

P.S.: It’s also always a great idea to double check with the recipient of your documents to ensure they are acceptable for its intended use.

If Notarize is unable to notarize a particular document, will I be charged?

No, Notarize will only charge a fee for successful notarizations. If we are unable to process any document, the session will be terminated without any cost to you.

What are the advantages of electronic notarization enabled by Notarize?

Notarize offers unparalleled convenience for both consumers and businesses looking to notarize a document securely at any time and from any location.

For consumers, they can easily log onto Notarize to get their documents signed, online anytime in front of a commissioned notary public. For businesses, Notarize dramatically improves their processes for institutions that require notarized documents in their operations. Using our business portal or custom API, companies may now share with their customers electronic files that need to be notarized. Then the notarized files are automatically sent back to the company, dramatically reducing complexity, time, and operating expense while improving the customer experience.

How does Notarize secure your personal confidential information?

Notarize takes security and privacy seriously, and you can review our Privacy Policy here and our Terms of Use here.

Our application development team has extensive experience building bank grade, highly secure software systems. Our data is transmitted and stored using industry-best data security practices. For example, all user communications are encrypted and all data at rest (such as documents) are protected using AES-256. All application accesses are also tracked using an audit trail.

We recently completed a comprehensive information security audit, including a cyber-security maturity assessment, with a trusted third-party to align our code and security procedures to the SANs Top 20 critical controls. This also included an audit of internal security procedures and protocols, and comprehensive penetration testing of our software and hardware environments to provide a comprehensive risk analysis of our application and associated data. We have our SOC2 Type I compliance report and expect our SOC2 Type II report later in 2018.

How does Notarize validate Photo IDs?

In addition to verifying your identity using knowledge-based authentication, as required by Virginia, Notarize also employs advanced photo ID analysis technology. Over 300 institutions, including Federal Reserve Banks, nuclear power plants, law enforcement and liquor and bar establishments, currently use this ID analysis technology.

This service uses a patent-pending forensic approach which can analyze modern forms of government issued IDs. The process includes document classification, vector matching, microprint analysis, security pattern inspection, multi-spectrum image processing, and 1D and 2D barcode analysis.

After you pass knowledge-based authentication, and after we apply forensic analysis to your ID, you are connected with a commissioned Virginia electronic notary public via a live video call. The notary re-confirms your identity visually, using the scanned copy of your photo ID, and then witnesses as you electronically sign the document.

For more info on the ID verification process, click here.

How is a remote electronic notarization different from a standard notarization?

A standard notarization requires individuals to appear physically before a commissioned notary public where they must demonstrate proof of identity, sign (or acknowledge their signature on) a document, and, if their document requires a sworn statement, be placed under oath.

Electronic notarizations are very much the same, with the following additions for the digital environment:
1) your requirement to appear in-person before the notary is accomplished via a live audio-video call between you and a commissioned Virginia notary
2) you and the notary complete your respective portions of the document electronically
3) in lieu of a physical stamp, the notary’s electronic seal and digital certificate are attached by the notary to your document. When complete, you may print your notarized document or share it via electronic means, and you may access a video recording of the transaction.

Notarization enabled by Notarize offers other significant advantages that validate and secure your document. The notarial session is recorded to protect against identity theft and to create a secure record of the entire process. In accordance with governing Virginia statutes and rules, Notarize attaches an x.509 PKI (public key infrastructure) security certificate to each notarized document. This certificate seals the document to protect against tampering and is unique to each notary, enabling any authorized recipient of a Notarize document to confirm the validity of the document and the authority of the notary public.

Learn more about how Notarize is different from traditional notarization services here.

Does Notarize use commissioned notary publics?

Yes, Notarize only uses commissioned Electronic Notary Publics in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While not required by law in the Commonwealth, Notarize agents also undergo additional background screening and training, and are required to maintain a $25,000 Notary errors and omissions (E&O) policy.

What are the safety and security features of electronic notarization from Notarize?

Electronic notarizations completed by Notarize offer an unprecedented level of security and verifiability. We ensure the integrity of all documents in two key ways.

First, all documents notarized on our platform are digitally signed by the notary using a special x.509 digital certificate issued to the notary (after a rigorous identity security process) by IdenTrust, a trusted Root Certificate Authority. Once our notary’s digital certificate is applied to a document, it creates what’s called a digital “hash,” which is like a hidden record of all the bits and bytes comprising the document. If any component of the document is later changed, no matter how small, the document will show that it has been changed (or “tampered with”) after the digital signature was applied. This enables all users to confirm that they are looking at the original document as originally signed and notarized. (This digital signature information is readily viewable in the “signature pane” whenever you view a pdf in Adobe Acrobat). Here’s more info on how we verify digital certificates.

Second, we store a digital record of every notarization in a password-enabled “verification portal” where the customer and any authorized recipient (or others authorized by law) can access a digital copy of the original notarized document along with key transactional information about the notarization itself. We also store the video of the notarization session, showing both the notary and the signer as their document is notarized, to deter fraud and provide a secure record of the entire transaction.

What type of digital certificate is attached to my document?

In accordance with governing Virginia statutes and rules, Notarize attaches an x.509 PKI (public key infrastructure) security certificate to each notarized document. This certificate seals the document to protect against tampering and is unique to each agent, enabling any recipient of a Notarize document to confirm the validity of the document the authority of the notary public.

Want more info on how we verify digital certificates? Check out this post in our Help Center.