Can a Document Be Notarized Remotely?
Technological advances have influenced almost every area of life, but many laws and guidelines for notaries remain stuck in the past. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic making it difficult or even impossible for people to get together safely, the idea of remote notarization has gained momentum. What Is a Remote Notary? Essentially, a remote notary is simply someone who notarizes documents without being in the physical presence of the signer. This is done via video calls, typically over a secure program for safety and privacy. Do All States Allow Remote Notaries? State laws surrounding remote notarization of documents can...
Can You Notarize a Document for a Family Member?
Most people need documents notarized from time to time, and if they have a notary in the family, it's only natural to turn to them first. After all, it's just a quick and easy stamp and signature, right? Unfortunately, notarizing documents for family members can be a best-practices minefield. Is It Legal to Notarize a Document for a Family Member? The legality of notarizing a document for a family member is the first thing that needs to be considered. Like most things regarding notary law, it depends on where you are. Many state laws don't prohibit doing it, which makes...
Pennsylvania Notary Pearson VUE Exam Extension
Any applicant whose exam authorization has expired or will expire between March 1 and December 30, 2020 will have until June 30, 2021 to take and pass the notary public examination.For more information please see the FAQ.
Governor Wolf Signs Pennsylvania Remote Notary Legislation
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law a Philadelphia Bar Association-backed bill that allows for remote notarization of legal documents. The law goes into effect immediately.