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In 2012, Virginia became the first state to allow for the authorization of a remote signer with an electronic notary using audio-visual conferencing technology to attest to the identity.

While this was a landmark move, it really didn’t change much about how the notarization process works – as you’ll learn here.

A notary public plays an essential role in acknowledging signatures on important documents, and you’ll very likely need the services of one at some point in your life.

As an impartial witness, their primary duty is to mitigate fraudulent documentation. But to do so, they public must follow the rules as set out by the state they’re commissioned in.

With that in mind, here’s a quick look at what Virginia notary publics do:

Notary Agent’s Duties

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A Virginia notary public can notarize signatures, administer oaths, and certify copies. They must commence these duties impartially, and are restricted from engaging in situations where they are personally involved.

Notaries are also required to verify the identity of the signees using a government-issued identification card such as a driver’s license or passport.

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Some popular reasons that citizens need the help of a notary are for real estate documents, wills, affidavits, or a power of attorney.

In Virginia, the Governor can appoint a notary public. These notaries public are commissioned by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, provided the candidate meets the following qualifications to become a notary public in Virginia:

  • They must be 18 years of age
  • Also must be a legal resident of the U.S.
  • Can read and write English
  • They cannot be convicted of any felonies that have not been pardoned or vacated

It’s also possible for a non-resident of Virginia may become a notary public there if they are employed in the state. An application must be completed and approved.

You should also know that a seal is required for all notary public acknowledgments in Virginia, which should be sharp, legible, permanent, and photographically reproducible.

The registration number of the notary public must also appear on the document.

Need a Mobile Notary Public in Virginia?

If you need a mobile notary in Virginia, you’ll know by the language on your forms. At the end of the form, there should be a place for a notary’s signature and seal. Some documents call for a witness, and a notary can serve this purpose, too. Most documents and forms that are filed with the court require a notary.

  • Affidavits


  • Mortgage closing documents

    Mortgage closing documents

  • Wills


  • Designations of beneficiary

    Designations of beneficiary

  • Medical directives

    Medical directives

  • Affidavits of independent professional advice

    Affidavits of independent professional advice

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    Real estate documents

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    Structured settlements

  • Supporting

    Supporting documents for disability claims

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A Notary That Comes To You

Finding a notary public on your schedule can be difficult sometimes, but not with Superior Notary Services.

Our team of mobile notaries comes to you, which means all you have to do is find a notary, set a time, and be ready with your ID.

Simply contact us today and we can connect you with a nearby notary to take care of all your documentation needs.

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How it Works

Our easy-to-use services can be accessed in the comfort of your home or office through our four-step process.

  • Receive Signing Order 
  • Documents Sent to a Signing Agent
  • Updates Modifications & Confirmations 
  • Completion & Prompt Invoicing 

In Office Notary Fees

The fees a notary may charge are set by the State. The most common fee is $6 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 maximum fee for the mobile notary services in the US is $75


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There’s an experienced public notary near you in our nationwide notary affiliate network. Available on-demand, any time of the day and any day of the week, we are ready to come to your location to witness and execute your signing. Getting started is simple.

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