Application for admission to practice

Fill out and notarize your Application for Admission to Practice (New York) online

Connect with a licensed online notary.

From $25 for US signers

Admissions Questionnaire NY

1. Fill out your selected form online

Click and type to fill in all the required fields of the form.

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2. Notarize your document online

Connect with an online notary public with Internet video.

Stamp and notarized document

3. Download your sealed document

Your completed document is legally notarized and digitally sealed.


Does my state allow online notary?

You can access an online notary public from any US state - and from anywhere in the world.

1. Nearly all US states have embraced Remote Online Notarization (RON), allowing their own notaries to perform online notarizations. has notaries in most states that legally authorize RON.

2. Even if we don’t have a notary specifically in your state, you can still access an online notary who is commissioned another state. The “comity” principle ensures all US states recognize official acts like notarizations from other states. So, if needed, we can connect you with a qualified online notary from another state who complies with their regulations.

If you have a specific legal requirement that mandates a notary from your state from which we do not have an available notary, using our service might not be possible.  In such cases, we recommend seeking a local notary to ensure compliance with specific requirements.

Form Description

The “Application for Admission to Practice as an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law in the State of New York” is a formal document required for individuals seeking to become licensed attorneys in the state of New York. This application form is typically provided by the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, which oversees the admission process for attorneys.

The form typically includes various sections and requires detailed information from the applicant, such as personal details, educational background, employment history, character references, and any prior legal or disciplinary matters. Applicants are usually required to provide supporting documentation, such as transcripts from law school, letters of recommendation, and certificates of good standing from other jurisdictions where they may have been admitted to practice law.

The application form also typically requires applicants to disclose any criminal history, prior disciplinary actions, or other relevant information that may impact their suitability for admission to the bar. Additionally, applicants may need to pay a fee along with their application.

Completing and submitting the application for admission to practice law in New York is a significant step in the process of becoming a licensed attorney in the state. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by the appropriate authorities, and applicants may be required to undergo further evaluation, such as a character and fitness assessment or a bar examination, before being granted admission to practice law in New York.

The online notary process

Remote online notary

Online notary speaking with customer

Remote Online Notarization (RON) is a secure and convenient way to notarize documents digitally, anywhere, anytime. Using live video technology, RON connects signers with notaries for identity verification, digital signing, and electronic sealing. Remote online notary provides a fast and reliable solution for notarizing documents without you having to be in the physical presence of a notary public.

Online notary public

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An online notary is a traditional notary who has applied for and received an online notary commission issued by the secretary of state authorizing the performance of an online notarization. An online notary may perform all the notarial acts of a traditional notary. At the time of the online notarization, the online notary must be physically in their commissioning state.


Man using phone at construction site to notarize online

Unlike in a traditional in-person notarization, the signer (“principal”) in an online notarization does not need to physically appear before the notary. Instead, the principal in an online notarization is deemed to appear by means of a two-way audio-video conference. And the principal can be located anywhere in the world while on video with the notary during the live notary session.

Identity verification

Illustration of ID card being verified

The notary must verify the identity of the principal using the identity proofing and credential analysis standards set forth under governing notary law. Identity proofing is performed through biometrics or dynamic knowledge-based authentication questions. Credential analysis is performed on the signer’s remotely presented picture ID using automated third party software processes that confirm the credential’s integrity and personal details.

Online notary session

Screenshot showing notary document with video of online notary and customer

The principal and online notary engage via a two-way video conference session with an interactive electronic version of the document that is digitally signed by the parties. The online notary system is designed to confirm that the document that is presented for online notarization is the same document that is electronically signed by the principal. The session is digitally recorded and secured so that only the authorized participants can obtain access.

Digitally sealed

Online notary lock is secure

The certificate used in an online notarization must state that the notarial act was an online notarization. The online notary public signs the certificate by affixing a personal digital certificate and its electronic seal. This process must be completed in a manner that is capable of independent verification and renders any subsequent change or modification to the electronic document evident. The digital certificate uses public key infrastructure technology and is X.509 compliant.