The Notary Hanbook published by Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, notary Public Section 2017. Electronic Notarizations. California notaries public are authorized under current law to perform notarizations on documents electronically as long as all the requirements for a traditional paper-based notarial act are met, including the use of a seal for all but two specific documents used in real estate transactions. California law requires a person to appear personally before a notary public to obtain notarial acts like acknowledgments or jurats. This means the party must be physically present before the notary public. A video image or other form of non-physical representation is not a personal appearance in front of a notary public under California State law.
If you are anywhere in the world and need a notarized document from a person/client in Sacramento County, California, you can send us the PDF and we meet the client. You will get the notarized document as soon as your client signs it.
If you also need that document with an Apostille, we can do it the same day and will ship the document to the country of destination. For more information, please contact us.