Who is this RON guy and how can he help me get my documents notarized?! We know several great Ron’s, but for today’s post RON will refer to Remote Online Notarization.
What is Remote Online Notarization?
Remote Online Notarization is also referred to as “RON” for short, and it allows people and businesses to complete the signing and notarization of important documents remotely via audio/video technology. Instead of having to show up in person to have a document notarized, we can now verify your identity online and perform our notarial acts via webcam.
Whether you have a single important paper or a stack of legal documents that need notarized, RON is a safe, convenient and completely legal alternative to an in-person notarization. RON is also popular with banks, realtors and title companies as whole real estate transactions can now be closed completely online with our assistance.
RON can be used by U.S. citizens anywhere in the world. The document that is to be notarized must be used in the United States because its notarization is invalid in other countries. But, thanks to the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution, RON is recognized in all fifty (50) states.
Remote Online Notarization became legal in Kentucky on January 1, 2020, and I was honored and fortunate to become one of the first online notaries to be commissioned by the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office.
How Does Remote Online Notarization Work?
Get your important documents notarized no matter where you’re located or what time of day or night it is by booking an appointment with KentuckyNotary.net. Submit the document(s) to us using our secure appointment portal and we’ll mark it up while you go through a quick identity verification process.
You’ll then be emailed a link to our RON session and you can sign your document electronically. We’ll then add a notary’s signature and digital certificate to the file making it tamper-resistant.
RON Is Your Safest Bet
The acceptance of Remote Online Notarization has been accelerated due to COVID-19. RON is the safest way to social distance. You and the notary remain safe in your own home with no need for masks, gloves or plexi-glass.