How to Use Notarize
Notarize connects consumers and businesses with an online notary public 24×7 so you can sign and notarize documents from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
How It Works
Remote online notarization
What You Will Need
U.S. Social Security Number
Goverment-issued photo ID
A device with audio-video capabilities
Windows or Mac computer with a webcam using a supported browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). OR Apple mobile device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) using the Notarize app. OR Android mobile device (tablet or smartphone) using the Notarize app.
Step By Step
Start The Session
You’ll receive an email from your lender with the subject line “You have closing documents ready to sign.” Select “Sign Documents Now” to begin the signing process.
Create your Notarize account
Your email address will serve as your username. When prompted, enter a password. Once you’re signed in, click “Sign Now”.
Review your documents
Click “Sign Now” to sign certain documents prior to meeting a notary. Click “Join Meeting” on the documents that require a notary.
Test your tech
We’ll ask for access to your microphone and camera, and we give you the tools to check that they work properly. We automatically check your Internet connection to ensure call integrity.
Verify your identity
We use (but never retain) your personal information to reference third-party public records databases and create custom security questions tailored to you. You’ll then capture the front and back of a government-issued photo ID. These security measures are required by law in an effort to deter fraud. Notarize does not set these standard
Connect with a notary
When ready, click “Let’s Get Started” to move into an online waiting room. You’ll wait here for the notary to pick up your call.
Complete your notarization
Once you connect, the notary will walk you through the process of reviewing and signing your documents online instead of in-person. Then, you’re done!