Online notarizations are illegal? For those of you who don’t frequent other forums, I’d like to make you all aware of this company and ask you to be very very careful.
This company performs notarizations across state lines via internet and webcam with no actual personal physical appearance before the notary. (For further information as to their process of identification, etc, please just google – it should be all over page 1 by now). Yes, it’s an almost instant notarization, however it should be noted that this form of notarization is illegal in most if not all states (rendering the notarization invalid) and goes directly against the mandates of NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State)… http://tinyurl.com/4g9t6gg
“Under no circumstance shall a notary public base identification merely upon familiarity with a signer’s electronic signature or an electronic verification process that authenticates the signer’s electronic signature when the signer is not in the physical presence of the notary public.”
From the Notary Discussions at Notary Depot