What is Remote Online Notarization (RON)?

Remote Online Notarization (RON) is a convenient method where you or your clients digitally sign documents during a notary video session. Following the session, you will receive the documents back digitally notarized in PDF format, providing a secure and efficient way to notarize important paperwork from the comfort of your location, anywhere in the world.

What is Remote Ink Notarization (RIN)?

Remote Ink Notarization (RIN) is very similar to RON but it is another type of notarization method, where you or your clients physically hand-sign the documents during a notary video session. During this session, scanned versions of the documents are exchanged and recorded electronically. After the session, the original documents are mailed to our office, where they are hand notarized with the notary’s original signature, seal, and embosser, ensuring their authenticity and legal validity.

What type of documents can be signed through RON vs. RIN?

Most documents can be scheduled for a RON session. However, in New Jersey, some specific documents must be notarized through a Remote Ink Notarization (RIN) session, such as:

  • “transactions to the extent it is governed by a law governing the creation and execution of wills, codicils or testamentary trusts or
  • the Uniform Commercial Code other than sections 1-107 and 1-206, Article 2 and Article 2A or
  • court documents including briefs, pleadings and other writings require to be executed in connection with court proceedings or
  • a statute, regulation or other rule of law governing adoption, divorce or other matters of family law or
  • any notice of the cancellation or termination of utility services, including water, heat and power or
  • the default, acceleration, repossession, foreclosure or eviction, or the right to cure under a credit agreement secured by, or a rental agreement for, a primary residence of an individual or
  • the cancellation or termination of health insurance benefits or life insurance benefits or
  • the recall of a product, or material failure of a product, that risks endangering health or safety or
  • any document required to accompany any transportation or handling of hazardous materials, pesticides or other toxic or dangerous materials”.

It’s important to consult with your attorney or refer to your state laws to determine which type of session to book for your specific document. For more information pertaining to New Jersey notarizations, please refer to Section 3 of P.L.2001, c.116 (C.12A:12-3) by clicking this link: htps://pub.njleg.gov/bills/2000/PL01/116_.HTM

What is the process for scheduling a remote online notarization (RON) session?

You can visit our website, OnlineNotaryNJ.com, where you can easily book a virtual session 24/7. Just click on the BOOK NOW button.

Who can use your remote online notarization services?

We primarily work with attorneys and their clients, but we are also open to the public if they require our services.

How much does a remote online notarization (RON) and remote ink notarization (RIN) session cost?

The cost for a remote online notarization session is $150 and remote ink notarization is $180.

What is the process for submitting documents for an apostille request?

For an apostille request, you can choose to have a Remote Ink Notarization (RIN) session for $180, and then an additional $100 for submission to the apostille unit in Trenton, NJ. You would need to mail your original document to our office, and we will forward the original notarized document to the apostille unit enclosing a cover letter outlining what is being requested, pre-paid overnight FedEx label, and envelope for the return of your final apostilled document and originals.

How do you ensure the security of the online notarization process?

We meet securely online, and signers must have two forms of ID as proof of identity, one of which must be verified through a biometric identification system.

Can attorneys be present on the video call during the notarization session?

Yes, attorneys can be present on the video call with their clients during the notarization session.

Do you provide witnesses if they are required for the notarization?

Yes, we provide witnesses if they are required for the notarization.

How long does a typical notarization session last?

The duration of a typical notarization session can vary. It may take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes, or it could extend beyond an hour. The duration depends on several factors, including the level of computer proficiency of you or your clients, the number of documents being notarized, and the complexity of the paperwork. To accommodate these variables, we schedule each notarization session for 45 minutes and allow for an additional 15-minute buffer period. If the session exceeds one hour, it is considered a new session for billing purposes, ensuring that there is ample time to complete the notarization accurately and efficiently.

When do clients receive their notarized documents?

If you choose to sign via Remote Online Notarization (RON), your documents are notarized instantly, and you can receive the notarized PDF right away. For those who have booked a Remote Ink Notarization (RIN) session, you will still receive a scanned version of the notarized documents instantly. However, to obtain the original notarized version, you would need to mail your original document to our office. We will then return it to you anywhere in the US, bearing the notary public’s original signature, stamp, and embosser ensuring its authenticity and legal validity.

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