Become an online notary in Virginia

Here is a summary of the process:

Hold a regular notary commission

You must hold a traditional Virginia notary commission before applying to become a Virginia online notary.

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Select a remote online notary vendor and obtain your digital signing certificate

The type of signing certificate or seal that you obtain may be determined by which remote online notary vendor you select.

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Fill out and submit your application to the state

Prepare your Electronic Notary Application by the application instruction page. You must sign the Electronic Notary Application using the electronic signature described in the form, including any decrypting instructions, codes, keys, or software that allow the signature to be read and verified.

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Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, Virginia 23218 804-786-2441