Notarize Forms Without Leaving Your Home

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Learn How To Notarize Your Forms Stress-Free

When you want to confirm the authenticity of your signature on a contract, will, affidavit, or any other document, notarization is an unavoidable part of the procedure.

Getting a notary’s signature is essential but not easy, especially during the pandemic when leaving your home is not recommended for safety reasons. If you want to find out how to notarize forms without going to a notary office, get some practical tips in our guide!

Who Can Notarize Your Forms?

The first step of the notarization procedure is to find a notary in your vicinity. Your options are:

  1. Standard notaries—You can find them in banks, insurance agencies, courthouses, and many other institutions
  2. Mobile notaries—You choose the location, and they notarize your documents on the spot
  3. Electronic notaries—A visit to their office is mandatory, but they validate digital documents only
  4. Online notaries—You can arrange a virtual meeting with them and get your document notarized with a digital signature and seal

Once you choose the notary service, you can proceed with the rest of the steps.

What Does the Form Notarization Procedure Include?

The following table lists all the steps you must follow to get your forms notarized:


Define the notarization type you need

Depending on the particular case, you may need:
  1. Acknowledgment—the signer confirms that the notary has verified their identity, and that they are signing the document of their own free will. It’s usually necessary when signing deeds of trust or mortgage documents
  2. Jurat—the signer swears or affirms that everything written in their document is true. The notary administers an oath or affirmation, which can be verbal or written
  3. Copy certification—the notary confirms that the copy you want to have notarized is the same as the original document
Schedule an appointment with the notaryOnce you decide what notary services you need, contact the institution or notary office you chose and arrange a meeting. In most cases, you can do it over the phone or online
Check your documentThe notary can refuse to validate your document if it’s incomplete, vague, or inaccurate, which is why you should revise it thoroughly. Make sure it doesn’t contain any technical mistakes, such as blank spaces
Bring a valid identification documentThe notary must first confirm your identity. You can provide a valid ID, passport, driver’s license, or any other government-issued document with a photo. If you forget to bring it, the official won’t be able to notarize your documents
Get your willingness and awareness confirmedThe notary will ask you particular questions to confirm that you are signing the document voluntarily and make sure you are mentally stable
Sign the documentThe official must be present at the moment of signing unless you choose an online notary—in this case, the notary will witness it virtually
Get a notary’s stamp and signatureAfter you sign the document, the notary will put their signature and stamp on it. They will do this digitally if you opt for remote notarization

Some states propose mandatory notarial journal entries after each notarization. The official must note the key information about the case at the end of the procedure.

Schedule a Virtual Notary Appointment With DoNotPay in a Flash

Booking a notary appointment can be difficult, as you may need to wait on hold forever if the phone line is over-engaged. That’s why we designed a product that can help you do it in less than five minutes and without visiting a notary office!

The primary goal of our feature is to help you connect with an online notary to sign and seal your document digitally. You don’t need to leave your home to get your documents notarized. Do it from any device, be it your smartphone or laptop.

To use this service, follow these simple instructions:

  1. in your web browser
  2. Find the Notarize Any Document feature
  3. Attach a digital copy of the document you want to have notarized
  4. Provide us with your email address

You will receive an email with a link to choose a convenient time for your meeting with a notary.

Interested in learning more about notarization? Get some useful tips from the guides listed below:

State-Specific Notary GuidesOther Useful Notary Articles

Unable To Draft a Contract Yourself? Create and Notarize It With DoNotPay

If you don’t know how to draw up a contract, DoNotPay will do it for you. You won’t need to hire attorneys or use free templates you can find online. Answer a few short questions, and we will create a valid contract with all relevant sections based on the applicable state regulations!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. in your preferred web browser
  2. Type in the name of the template you want to modify—general affidavit or lease agreement, for example
  3. Give us more details about the contents of your document

The best part is that you can schedule the notarization in the same app right away! If you sign up for DoNotPay, you will be able to generate, notarize, and fax documents in one place!

Here are the documents we can create for you:

  • Promissory Note
  • Residential Lease Agreement
  • General Affidavit
  • LLC Operating Agreement
  • Quitclaim Deed
  • Child Care Authorization Form
  • Non-Compete Agreement
  • Bill of Sale
  • Intent To Purchase Real Estate
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • General Business Contract
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Parenting Plan (Child Custody Agreement)
  • Estoppel Certificate
  • Prenuptial Agreement

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