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What is an E-Notary?
An eNotary is a Notary Public who notarizes documents electronically.
What is electronic notarization (e-notarization)?
Electronic notarization is a process whereby a notary affixes an electronic notary signature and seal information to an electronic document (such as a PDF or Word document). Once affixed to the electronic document, the document is rendered tamper evident such that unauthorized attempts to alter the document will be evident to relying parties. The Electronic Notary also must keep an electronic register of each act performed.
What is the difference between an electronic notarization and current pen and paper notarization?
The only real difference is the tool used to perform the notarial act. In a traditional paper notarization, a pen and a rubber stamp are the tools of the notary’s trade. For an electronic notarization, the notary must use a computer and appropriate computer software and/or hardware.
Generally speaking all other steps and procedures of notarization remain the same. The signer appears before the notary to request a notarization, and the notary identifies the signer, completes a notarial certificate and affixes the electronic notary signature and seal.
While the signer must still appear personally before an Electronic Notary, beginning July 1, 2012, an approved Virginia Electronic Notary may perform acts online using audio-video conference technology.
Is this legal in my state?
Only notaries licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia are allowed to notarize documents online, Virginia explicitly gives its notaries the ability to notarize documents from people outside of Virginia. In addition, the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution requires each state respect the “public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.”
Please be advised that audio-video conference will be recorded in compliance with Virginia law VOC § 47.1-2. The electronic record of an electronic notarial act must be maintained for a period of at least five years from the date the notarial act was performed.