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How do I complete the venue for a RON Notary certificate?

When I perform a remote online notarization for out-of-state signers, would I enter their state and county where the signer is location, or where I am located?P.V., Minnesota

You must be referring to completing the venue portion of the certificate for the remote online notarial act. You always will enter state and county where you are located when you performed the remote online notarization.

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Maggie Kirkpatrick Bramwell

11 Jan 2021

What if someone is overseas? Can we do an electronic notary, do we wait for the original documents to reach us as in an in state RON?

National Notary Association

15 Jan 2021

Hello. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Jerusela. Hefzi

21 Jan 2021

I was wanting to know could I hold a digital certificate and digital seal for online and a regular seal and certificate to do loan signings outside?

National Notary Association

21 Jan 2021

Hello. Notary seals and digital certificates are available for purchase through the NNA. However, please be aware that in order to purchase a seal you must have an active Notary commission in your state, and to use a digital certificate for RON you will need authorization from your state to perform remote online notarizations. You can find out more about RON requirements here:


27 Jan 2022

I am a Texas resident and I often travel. Is it legal for me to complete a signing as a RON in a state nearby when I travel.

National Notary Association

28 Jan 2022

Hello. No, it is not.

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