How to Become an Electronic Notary

If you want to notarize documents online and earn up to five times or more as much as traditional paper and pen notarizations, it’s easier than you think to use an e-signature for notaries and start to notarize electronically.

Just sign up for a free DocVerify account to get started, enter your notary credentials in the notary application page, and you’ll obtain an official electronic notary seal to notarize online . Now that you know how to become an electronic notary or remote notary, click on the link below to get started with the most trusted affordable electronic and remote notary solution in the world.

Become an E-Notary


Most Electronic Signatures Are Not Legally Binding

In one of our earlier blogs, we explained the three (3) required criteria: authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation which are required for any legally binding electronic signatures.  Unfortunately to no fault of a document originator or the signer of a document, most of the electronic signature services provided by some of the biggest electronic signature providers to the smallest, and most of the free electronic signature providers are not legally binding.

Why you ask?

The reason is simple.  Because we’re simply asking the wrong question.

Let’s start with authenticity. Most of the time, the number one question asked is… “How do you know the person who’s signing is the person who should be signing?”   Before we answer that question, let’s simply look at the way business is done today, and let me ask you a question first.  How are you sending documents to be signed today?  Are you faxing them?  Are you emailing them? Are you using a courier, USPS, or FedEx?  And if you are, when you receive a signed document today from any of the methods I just mentioned, how do you know the person who signed it is in fact that person.  Couldn’t anyone have signed that document?

In the case with DocVerify, we go above and beyond the traditional way, because in the electronic world we can collect lots of data that can prove that he or she is the person in question.   We have quite a few countermeasures in place, and they range anywhere from an email address to an actual voice print.  It’s pretty hard to try to say that’s not your voice.

So, now that we’ve answered that question, let’s ask the question we should be asking every provider.  How do I know that the document I signed is in fact the same document?  Anyone could’ve easily taken your electronic signature, placed it in or on the document, or even worse, changed or altered the electronically signed document.  Again, there’s no disputing that that’s your signature, but is that really the document you electronically signed?  In fact, Adobe Acrobat has many tools built right into it that would allow even the most novice person to quickly and easily change any PDF document.  Please check out our DocVerify YouTube channel where we demonstrate how easy it is to change a PDF document.

In the world of electronic signatures, you must do your due diligence when looking for the right provider.  If you go with a provider simply because they’re the biggest or the cheapest without validating what we just talked about, your electronically signed documents may be invalid according to the law because if it can be changed or altered then it fails the integrity criteria.

DocVerify started out as an electronic document security company, and in fact our expertise is in the area of document integrity.  DocVerify can prove when a document was created, where it was created from, who created it, and that the document is in fact the document in question.  Our patent pending 7 layers of protection not only protects the electronic copy, but also the hard copies too.  DocVerify even has watermarking technologies built right into each and every DocVerify-ed document, that in the event the document is tampered with, you will know instantly.  How many electronic signature providers can say that?  We not only utilize digital signatures, but we also utilize several different types of hashing and encryption technologies that helps protect every single document.  Even if we no longer have a copy of the document in our electronic vault, we can still prove its integrity.  Why settle for anything less?  Just make sure you ask the right questions…  Can you prove that’s the document I signed and that it has never changed or been altered?  And if so… Demand them to Prove It!

Please also take a look at Bruno Lowagie’s blog about how easily electronic signatures can be altered or changed, and how watch him demonstrate it too.

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Uploading your actual signature is a horrible idea

At some point you may be requested to sign a document online or you may have to decide on an electronic signature and digital signature provider.

Most providers these days try to mimic real world signatures by allowing a signer to upload their actual signatures, but this can come at a great cost to you.


Before we get to the why, let me start by asking you this.  Do you really want your actual signature floating around on the Internet?  I hope you answered with a big “NO”.

Now to answer the why, and you’ve already answered a part of the question above. By signing an electronic document using your actual signature will allow someone with bad intentions to quickly and easily copy your signature, and easily place that signature on any document they choose.

For example, we’ve all heard of incidences where people had car loans, home loans, credit cards, etc., things that they were completely unaware of where people had copied their signatures. When this happens, you are still responsible for those loans, credits cards, etc., and it may take years to clean up the mess.  Why would anyone want to intentionally put themselves into that position, and the answer to that is we usually don’t think that far ahead.  Don’t fall for the cool factor because it comes at a very high cost to you.

DocVerify does not allow signers to upload their signatures because security and protection are the number one priorities, and most importantly DocVerify started as a document security and document integrity company.  Electronic signature providers that allow signers to upload their actual signatures have indirectly provided you a window into their substandard security practices. Most providers’ security standards are nothing more than smoke and mirrors as demonstrated by allowing actual uploaded signatures.  When choosing a provider you should be very concerned with the methods they use, securing documents, integrity protection because you may ultimately be liable if one of your signer’s signatures is stolen and used.

Don’t risk it.  DocVerify It.

DocVerify is both an electronic signature and digital signature provider.