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Steps to a proper notarization and electronic notarization

These steps help ensure a complete, secure and lawful execution of a notarial act.

Personal appearance

A notary requires the signer to personally appear in his or her presence at the time of execution of the notarial act.


Scan the document

A notary visually scans the document presented for notarization to ensure that the document is complete.


Verify signer's identity

A notary public verifies the identity of a signer by checking Government issued identification.


Verbal acknowledgement

A notary is required to take an acknowledgement or administer an oath to the signer.


Complete the act

A notary completes the act with venue, date, signature and a seal.


Record journal entry

A notary records a journal entry with the details such as date, type, description and identification produced.


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