Before April 10, 2020, Arizona residents weren’t able to access remote online notarizations in the state. You had to make an appointment with a notary and meet with them in-person. But traditional notarizations can be both time-consuming and inconvenient, especially if you have to travel to an office.
Fortunately, this changed after the Arizona governor signed an executive order legalizing remote online notarization. Today, you can work with a remote notary and save time with digital services.
So, whether you need a notary to witness your signature or help with another official matter, you can do everything online, and your documents will still be considered valid.
Superior Notary Services provides remote online notarizations anywhere in Arizona, so you can always get the notarial services you need at a time that works for you.
Even better, our online notarization process is easy. Simply schedule an appointment, upload your documents, and verify your identity online. That’s all you need to get started!
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Superior Notary Services has partnered with over 50,000 agents nationwide to bring online notarizations closer to you. Our experienced notaries work with individuals and businesses of all sizes in Arizona, and we pride ourselves on providing fast and efficient online services.
From identity verification to document notarization, we made getting your documents notarized online 100% hassle-free. Whether you live in Tucson, Flagstaff, or somewhere in between, you can count on our team of expert notaries public to make your life easy.
Remote Online Arizona Notary
According to the Arizona Notary Public Reference Manual, a notary is a public officer authorized by the Secretary of State to execute notarial acts. A notary authenticates all signatures in a document to prevent fraud. They also ascertain that nobody is being coerced to agree to something against their will.
A notary business must be impartial. To ensure this, the state of Arizona says that a notary cannot perform notarial acts where their spouse or family member is a party. In addition, an Arizona notary can’t notarize documents with direct beneficial interest.
Superior Notary Services has a massive directory of Arizona professionals who will notarize your document. You can choose a remote notary, mobile notary, and more!
The Difference Between Remote, Mobile, and Traditional Notaries
You have three options in Arizona. Whichever method you use, the notary will ensure that you understand the document you’re signing, are not under duress, and your identity checks out.
Here are three ways to do this:
- Traditional: You’ll receive a list of available slots for in-person notary appointments. Select the most convenient time and await confirmation. Once scheduled, you must physically appear at the notary’s office.
- Mobile: Select the most suitable slot for your mobile notary service appointment and await confirmation. A notary public will then travel to your location to complete the process.
- Remote notarization: You’ll schedule an appointment with an electronic notary public at a time that’s convenient for you. Once confirmed, you’ll use video to meet electronically for remote online notarization. You’ll also get an electronic seal.
What You Need to Complete a Remote Online Notarization in Arizona
Here’s a deeper look at what steps are involved with online notarizations.
Step #1: Prepare for Your Online Notary Appointment
Consider these six things before your remote online notary appointment.
- Verify that the e-notary public is licensed to perform virtual notarial acts.
- Make sure you have a secure internet connection.
- Allow the e-notary to videotape the meeting.
- Be in a quiet environment with no distractions.
- Fill out your documents except for the signature section.
- Determine if you’re comfortable with a digital signature to obtain notarization and a digital certificate.
Step #2: Complete Digital Identity Proofing and Credential Analysis
An e-notary is expected to conduct a thorough identity proofing exercise. Failure to do this may force the Secretary of State to refuse, revoke, or suspend the e-notary public’s commission,
These are the documents you can use to prove your identity:
- An unexpired driver’s license
- An unexpired passport
- An unexpired Armed Forces identification card
- A current inmate identification card or any other form of inmate identification document
- Any other government-issued identification cards such as tribal cards
Step #3: Know What to Expect During Your Online Notarization Appointment
Here’s what happens during an appointment:
- Identity verification will be done through digital identity proofing and credential analysis.
- The commissioned notary ensures you understand the document you’re signing before appending the electronically created signature.
- The notary service provider affixes their digital seal.
- You’ll get a digital certificate.
Arizona Remote Online Notary Public
A remote online notary doesn’t provide legal advice. An e-notary is an expert trained, licensed, and commissioned to do the following:
- Prove the identity of the signer.
- Ensure willingness to sign the document.
- Use an ink stamp, embossed seal, or electronic seal to authenticate the document.
- Make sure the identification document supplied is acceptable under Arizona law.
- Issue a Certificate of Notarial Act for remote online notarization.
- Secure the document in an electronic storage device that protects the journal and recording against unauthorized access by password or cryptographic processes.
A credible witness is used when you don’t have an identification document or if the notary doesn’t know you personally.
Use Superior Notary Services to find a reliable online notary. You can then schedule an appointment at your convenience.
Mobile Notary Services for Arizona with Superior Notary Services
Legally binding documents and written statements, such as medical documents, power of attorney, or estate planning documents, need notarization. The only way that these documents can be valid in a courtroom is through a notarial ink stamp and seal.
So when you’re dealing with an important transaction, such as a borrower’s disbursement authorization or borrower’s income certification, you need an experienced notary public who’s well-versed in Arizona notary law.
And if you’re a busy professional, having a notary that adjusts to your schedule and location can make your job far easier.
With Superior Notary Services, you can hire a mobile notary to notarize any legal documents or written statements. Our notaries adjust to your preferences and can come at your preferred location – your home, the office, or a public place – at any time within and outside business hours.
If your agreement needs multiple signing parties, you can arrange for the mobile notary to meet all parties at a specific location together. Or the notary can visit all parties separately. After notarization, they bring the documents back to you or fax them to the necessary destinations.
We pride ourselves on being flexible, dependable, and trustworthy, so get started and notarize your legal documents now.
Mortgage closing documents
Designations of beneficiary
Affidavits of independent professional advice
Real estate documents
Supporting documents for disability claims
Why You Might Need an Online Notary in Arizona
When you don’t have time to make it to an appointment or you can’t physically meet with someone, an online notary is an excellent solution. You can search for duly licensed online notaries from the comfort of your home through Superior Notary Services.
Remote online notarization saves you time and money. You no longer have to travel long distances to notarize documents. Better yet, you don’t have to cancel appointments when something comes up or worry about fitting another errand in your schedule.Request a Quote for an Arizona Mobile Notary Public
Frequently Asked Questions About Arizona Notaries
- Is remote notarization allowed in Arizona?
Arizona made remote online notarization legal in the state in April 2020. Notaries need to become authorized to perform remote notarization through the Office of the Secretary of State. All our notaries at Superior Notary Service are legally certified and authorized to perform remote notarization services.
- How much does it cost to become an Arizona Notary?
Becoming a notary in Arizona requires carefully following legal specifications and getting the necessary education. Initially, you need to pay a $43 fee to apply for the notary public commission. You will then incur additional costs for bonds, tools, and education courses.
- How long does it take to become an Arizona Notary?
It takes three to four weeks for anyone wanting to become a notary public in Arizona to complete the necessary steps. Once you have handed in the application and documents, the Secretary of State's office quickly processes them, although they might require additional documentation.
You can expedite the process by paying an additional $25 fee. Then, you can get your notary commission within one or two business days.
- How long does an Arizona Notary commission last?
After you get your notary approval from the Secretary of State, you can provide notary services for up to four years. After that, you have to apply for renewal. All our mobile notaries have the necessary commission and renew their certifications on time.
How to Set Up a Remote Notary Appointment
You can set up an appointment with an electronic notary from the comfort of your home, workplace, or anywhere else. Use Superior Notary Services online to connect with notaries available at your selected time and date.
Here’s what to do:
- Select your preferred time and date.
- Fill in the information form and upload the document that needs notarization.
- Review the information entered and pre authorized payment.
- Be available on the set date.
In Office Notary Fees
The fees a notary may charge are set by the State of Arizona. The most common fee is $10 for a standard oath or affirmation and seal.
Mobile Notary Fees
If you are looking for a one time service, we offer notary signing services in our office and mobile signing services across the United States. Our minimum fees for mobile notary services in the US is $85.
Remote Online Notary
Superior Notary Remote Online Notary service is $31 per notarization. This service allows remote notarizations to be performed without requiring the signer or document owner to appear in person. All remote online notarizations are conducted using a two-way audio/video platform and remote cameras, ensuring that all remote participants can see and hear each other throughout the entire process. The remote notary will also ensure identification is verified.
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You no longer have to wait for long periods to get a notarized document. You also don’t have to physically visit offices just to get your paperwork notarized.
Superior Notary Services gives you access to over 50,000 licensed notaries public nationwide. Use the system to schedule an appointment with approved remote online notary providers at your convenience. You'll enjoy seamless electronic service and peace of mind.