What is Remote Online Notarization (RON)?

What is Remote Online Notarization (RON)? 

Remote Online Notarization (RON) is the method wherein a state-licensed notary public remotely notarizes a document using electronic signature, identity verification, and audio-visual and electronic notarial technologies. Typically, this procedure is carried out through online video chat software, preceded by a prior verification of the signee's identification. 

Is Remote Online Notarization considered legal?

Remote Online Notarization (RON) legislation is gaining widespread acceptance throughout the United States. Virginia pioneered online notarization by issuing the first permit in 2011, followed by Montana enacting relevant legislation in 2015. Presently, over 35 states have passed dedicated RON legislation, while nearly all others have granted notaries the authority to perform RON acts.

Importantly, a properly executed RON carries legal weight equivalent to that of a physically notarized document. This means that a remotely notarized document, when done in accordance with RON procedures, holds the same legal validity as a traditional paper-based notarization. As a result, such documents should be recognized and accepted as valid legal instruments across the entirety of the United States.

What categories of documents are eligible for notarization through Remote Online Notarization (RON)?

Remote Online Notarization (RON) accommodates a diverse range of document types, primarily serving the insurance, legal, financial, and government sectors. Here are some common instances:

1. Affidavits and Motions: Often utilized in litigation, affidavits and motions—written court requests for legal rulings—are frequent subjects of notarization.

2. Power of Attorney: Establishing a power of attorney, designating someone to act on behalf of another person, requires notarization.

3. Deeds: Legal documents facilitating the transfer of real property ownership necessitate notarization.

4. Quitclaim Deeds: Transferring public or private property to a grantee involves a signed and notarized quitclaim deed.

5. Notarized Child Custody Agreement: Essential in family court and child welfare, this agreement outlines co-parenting arrangements and must undergo notarization.

RON for Document Translation

When requiring a translation for official use outside the US, especially for submissions to foreign embassies, authorities often demand an official translation. This typically involves engaging a professional translator or translation company, who, after completing the translation, attests to its accuracy before a notary. In certain instances, after notarization, the document must undergo Apostille authentication.

Idiomatic is proficient in delivering notarized and Apostilled document translations in more than 100 languages, all conveniently accessible in one place. Idiomatic Brazil oversees the entire process, eliminating intermediaries, and consequently, reducing overall costs for clients.

How Can I Request a Remote Online Notarization? 

Idiomatic Brazil proudly forges strategic partnerships with notaries across diverse jurisdictions, enabling us to extend cutting-edge Remote Online Notarization and Apostille services to clients globally. Our commitment to excellence is ingrained in the Idiomatic ethos, ensuring transparency, confidentiality, fair pricing, and unparalleled customer service in every additional offering. 

Does Idiomatic Brazil provide apostilles as well? 

Yes!  We are a proud document channeler via our partner for document legalization.


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