Online Notary Services From A to Z

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Online Notary Services From A to Z

Most people today turn to online notary services to get their documents notarized. As opposed to the current notarization process, online notarization is more convenient and efficient. If you’d like to learn how to notarize a document online, DoNotPay is here to explain the entire process.

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Online Notarization—A Convenient Alternative for Document Notarization

Online notary services—such as Notarize—are becoming more and more popular. Instead of wasting days to schedule an appointment and go to the notary’s office, online notary services make the entire process quicker. Most online notary platforms require you to follow these steps:

  1. Create an account and log in
  2. Upload your document
  3. Wait until you’re connected with one of the notaries
  4. Scan your ID so that the notary can verify your identity
  5. Wait for the online notary public to verify the authenticity of your signature and mark the document with the electronic notary signature and online notary stamp

You can use most online notary platforms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One of the drawbacks of online notary services is that you need to pay a not-so-affordable fee for every notarization. Another disadvantage is that most platforms can be complicated to use, which can be an issue if you’re not tech-savvy.

DoNotPay Is the Best Online Notary Service

If you like the convenience of online notarization but dislike the cost of most platforms, DoNotPay has the best solution. Thanks to our notarization feature, you can have any contract notarized virtually in less than five minutes. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Open
  2. Click on our Notarize Any Document feature
  3. Upload your contract
  4. Provide your email address

DoNotPay will email you the link you should open to schedule an online appointment with a notary. The notary will witness your signature and verify its authenticity in a few minutes. You can use our Notarize Any Document to get your contracts notarized in any state in the U.S., including:

Learn How To Draw Up Various Legal Documents With DoNotPay

The Legal Documents feature is one of many DoNotPay services you can use to your advantage. With our help, you can draw up various legal documents and notarize them through the same app. To create a contract in less than two minutes, do the following:

  1. Access
  2. Type in the name of the agreement you need to create
  3. Answer our questions
  4. Download the document

These are some of the contracts DoNotPay can help you write:

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

How Does the Traditional Notarization Process Work?

Getting your contracts notarized in person can be bothersome and time-consuming, which is why people prefer online notarization. The traditional process includes the following steps:


Searching for the Notary

You can find a notary public in your area on Google or use one of the platforms dedicated to helping people locate the nearest notary

Scheduling an Appointment

Your documents won’t be notarized if you just show up in the notary’s office. Setting up an appointment is mandatory

Collecting the Documents

It’s crucial that you bring all the necessary documents—if you forget something, the notary will reject notarizing your contract. You can ask the notary which documents are required in advance

Visiting the Notary’s Office

Once you’re sure you have the required documents, you can head over to the notary’s office or any other place that offers notary services, such as:

Signing the Documents in the Notary’s Presence

Acknowledgments are the only documents that can be signed beforehand. When it comes to other contracts, the notary public needs to witness the signing

Paying Notary Service Fees

In most states, notaries can’t charge more than what’s the maximum fee determined by the state. The notary prices usually range from $0.25 to $20

Other Ways To Get Your Documents Notarized

If you’re not able to go to the notary’s office, you can schedule an appointment with a mobile notary public. He or she will come to your house to notarize the contracts. While this option can be convenient, you will need to pay additional fees for the notary’s travel expenses.

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