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. 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.
An online notarization is a notarial act performed by an online notary by means of two-way video and audio conference technology that meets the standards adopted by the Secretary of State for such actions including credential analysis and identity proofing.
***The following below is a quick list to go through to know if you will pass the ID Verification for a remote notary transaction.
1 - ID Verification (if not personally known)
It is recommended that customers use Google’s Chrome Browser (click here to download) on a laptop or desktop computer (Mac or PC) with a webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. Most desktops and laptops come with webcams preinstalled. To check if your device has a webcam and audio capabilities, open your Chrome browser and click here to test. It is highly recommended that have a good internet connection (Wifi or Ethernet connection to cable internet or better).
Android (smartphones and tablets)
IOS (IPhone or IPad)
Online notaries may charge up to $25 for each notarization they perform in addition to regular notary charges. Online notaries are not required to charge for their services, but they are allowed to charge up to $25 plus the regular notary fees authorized by Tex. Gov’t Code §406.024.
You will need to scan your document in PDF format. In order to place signatures and notary stamps properly please make sure you provide us with a good scanned copy of your document with everything properly aligned. Skewed documents not properly aligned and bad scans make it almost impossible for the notary stamps and signatures to be properly placed. For this reason, if we receive a bad scan, skewed scan, or misaligned scanned document you will be asked to provide us another scan that is properly aligned.
Do not sign your document before you email it to Notary Nexus. We use an electronic signing technology that requires no additional hardware on your end, just a keyboard. During the two way audio-visual conference with the notary, you will be instructed when to sign your document.
An online notary public shall keep a record of all notarial acts in accordance with §406.108, of the Texas Government Code, and Chapter 87 of the Texas Administrative Code. The record shall include a recording of the audio-visual conference that is the basis for satisfactory evidence of identity and a notation of the type of identification presented as evidence by the signer if the signer is not personally known to the online notary public. The recording shall include, at a minimum:
If the signer is personally known to the online notary public, the audio-visual conference shall include a statement to that effect and a recording of the actual notarial act performed.
In addition to those in §87.42 of the Texas Administrative Code (relating to Refusal of Requests for Notarial Services) in which a notary public is authorized to refuse a notarization, an online notary shall refuse to perform an online notarization if: