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Can I Email Documents To Be Notarized Elsewhere?

New Hotline Resized 3Some of our bank branches do not have Notaries. To make it more convenient for our customers, can the documents be scanned or emailed to another location to be notarized, provided the signer’s ID is validated first? — D.T., Pennsylvania

 No, not unless the signer is personally appearing before the Notary at the other branch at the time of the notarization to be identified by the Notary in that branch and to sign the documents. The signer must personally appear before the Notary who is notarizing the signer’s signature (57 Pa.C.S. 306).

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

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