Are you in the title industry and have questions about Remote Online Notarization (RON)? Here is some helpful information to help explain what RON is, how it differs from electronic notarization, and what kind of technology you need to utilize RON services.
What is remote online notarization?
Remote online notarization is the utilization of audio-visual technology to allow a signer to appear virtually before a notary instead of being present in person when the notarization is executed.
What is the difference between remote online notarization and electronic notarization?
Is an electronic notarization the same as a remote online notarization? No, they are different. With an electronic notarization, the notary and signer of the document use electronic signatures and must both be physically present. Remote online notarizations require digital documents to be signed and notarized online, without the need for in-person interaction.
What technology is used to conduct remote online notarizations?
Each state with authorized remote online notarization has its own standards and requirements. A few tech companies offering end-to-end notarization systems include DocVerify, Notarize, NotaryCam, Pavaso, and Safedocs. These companies provide the necessary technology for notaries to perform services for their clients.
If you would like to know more, take a look at the National Notary Association’s article on Remote Notarization.
TIAC E&O Liability Insurance can offer a Remote Online Notarization endorsement for firms that qualify. Contact us for more information.
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