New Online Tool Unveiled for Notarizing Needs
Each year, over one million documents nationwide require a Notary, which can mean a hassle Miami-Dade and Broward Residents. Fortunately, now there’s Notarize, the new online tool for notarizing and signing legal documents ranging from Power of Attorneys to Lien Waivers. This new notary solution is set to radically change the way notaries provide service to customers and business in Florida. By way of highly sophisticated ID authentication and security features, Notarize is ten times faster and efficient that conventional visits to a notary. Since its recent launch this year, thousands of businesses are using Notarize for their 100% online transactions. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm shares insight into Notarize and how it works.
But how does Notarize work? It’s easy and much easier than commuting or have to gather several parties at one time at the same place. For simple transaction such as a travel permission to a financial loan, the hiring of a Notary is required, either to verify a signature or take an affidavit.
To notarize a document online, you have to visit the Notarize page or download the app. Once signed in, you a few basic steps:
- Upload the full document in PDF format.
- Verify your Identity by filling out the template on the screen. Users will be prompted to fill in personal information and answer five security questions in under two minutes. Failure to answer questions correctly will block you.
- Take a front and back photo of your ID and instantly Notarize validates your identity.
- A video call with a notary begins to initialize the notary transaction. You will be asked to give your consent to the notary handling your transaction and each transaction is video recorded. The notary will ask several key questions to determine authenticity and mental clarity on behalf of the user. In other words, they check you out.
Once those steps are completed, your document is legally signed and notarized in less than 15 minutes.
Can any Florida notary notarize online?
The answer to that question is “NO”.
This was all made possible as of January 1 when the State of Florida gave way to RON (Remote Online Notarization), which allows a notary public and a signer to apply audio and video resources from their computers to notarize documentation electronically and online. This replaces the need for the signer to visit the notary’s office in order to carry out the signing of documents, saving time, money, and overall effort. Notarize can be apply to Real Estate transactions for online closings, seeking business capital, mortgage loans, and much more.A Florida notary must meet certain criteria and standards including a state-approved course which lasts about two hours and includes registration fees. Furthermore, RON service providers must be able to verify credentials through knowledge-based verification by way of a government issued ID. On some occasions, added protection is required and some online notarizing may require a witness to be present during the audio-video communication process. Real Estate Closings require prior consent from all parties involved in the transaction and RON must be approved by the mortgage lender for the transaction to be deemed valid.
Is Notary Safe?
According to the creators, it is 100% safe to use and Notarize places security at the forefront of every transaction and has worked alongside federal regulators, corporate leaders, and legislators for several years in order to establish the framework for online notarizing. Furthermore, the platform holds bank-grade safety measures and is audited regularly to guarantee absolute security to users. All calls and transactions are recorded and saved to enhance security and authenticity.
Welcome to the new age of Notarizing Documents!