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​Frequently Asked Questions

​​Remote notarization is when a signer personally appears before the notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology over the internet instead of being physically present in the same room.​​

​​The signer will contact a notary or a Remote Online Notarization (RON) service provider. The signer’s document is usually in electronic format and is uploaded onto the RON platform. The signer’s identity is verified according to the requirements set forth in Louisiana Administrative Rules. The notary and the signer communicate using audio visual technology. Once the signer’s identity has been verified and all other requirements completed, the signer and the notary sign the documents electronically and the notary affixes an electronic seal. The RON platform creates an electronic journal entry and records the notarization using audio visual technology.​​

​​No additional bond is required at this time.​​

​​Yes, you can perform a remote notarization for someone that is in another country as long as you (the notary) are physically located in the state of Louisiana.​​

​​You cannot be commissioned as an electronic notary if you do not have a current notary commission. You must first become a traditional notary, then apply to become a remote notary.​​

​​You cannot perform a remote notarization for someone that is in Louisiana while you are located outside the state of Louisiana. You can only perform a remote notarization while you are physically located in Louisiana.​

​​Upon receipt of your application, uploaded certificate (proof of completion of training/passing of quiz), and submission of the required fee, you will receive a letter. It is then the notary’s responsibility to contact a vendor or vendors. A list of approved vendors will be found on this page in the near future.