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Online Notary in Virginia

Become an online notary in Virginia, notarize documents remotely from all states and earn money online.

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How to become an online notary in Virginia?

At Online Notary Center, we provide all the resources you need to become a remote online notary in Virginia. You can connect with new signers or bring your clients! Start notarization now and make money straight from home.

Follow the State requirements for Virginia online notary and start online notarizations.

Hold a Notarial Commission

To do online notarizations, you’ll need a traditional notarial commission from your state first. If you don’t have one already, check your Secretary of the Commonwealth website for instructions on getting started. You’ll need to upload a copy of this commission to your account on our platform.

Obtain E&O Insurance

Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance protects you financially if you are sued for unintentional mistakes or if a false claim is filed against you. To make sure you’re protected, you’ll need to upload a copy of your policy worth at least $25,000 to your account (most policies can be purchased for as little as $15-30 a year). One option for your coverage is the NNA, though we accept other providers too.

Purchase a Digital Certificate from IdenTrust

A digital certificate, also known as a digital signature, is used to seal the documents you’ve notarized. This digital certificate attaches to the document and ensures the document is tamper-evident (i.e. any subsequent changes to the document become apparent). At Online Notary Center, we partner with IdenTrust for digital certificates. For instructions on getting your certificate, follow this link here.

We do not accept digital certificates from other vendors.

Purchase an Online Notary Center Notary Plan

Choose between our Notary Basic Plan and our Notary Professional Plan. We’ll provide your journal, seal, and signature, along with all the technology and tools needed to start performing notarizations. See our Pricing for details on each of our plans.

Register with the SOS for Authorization to Perform RON

You’ll need to obtain authorization with the Secretary of State to officially start notarizing online.

Access the official application here. You’ll be asked for your legal name and commission name, a certification of compliance, a valid email address, and a general description of the signing technology. For the description, you can use the following:

    Electronic Technology Description:

    Online Notary Center can confirm that an electronic document presented for the performance of an electronic notarial act is the same electronic document on which the electronic notarial act was performed. The system also enables an electronic notary public to affix the wording of a notarial certificate and seal the document to prevent tampering using a digital certificate. The electronic notary and the signer have the ability to affix their electronic signatures and other relevant tools such notary seals and custom text. These signatures may be drawn or selected from a list of generated fonts.

After submitting your application, you’ll receive an email from the Secretary of the Commonwealth office about whether you’ve been approved. Check the Secretary of the Commonwealth website for further details and links to the applications.

You’ll need to obtain authorization with the Secretary of State to officially start notarizing online. Check the Secretary of the Commonwealth website for further details and links to the applications.

Pick Pricing Plan

With our different plans, you get to choose what’s best for you, your workflow, and your business.


How much does it cost to become an Virginia online notary?

With Online Notary Center, you can start performing notarizations for $14.95 / month with our Notary Basic Plan, or $19.95 / month with our Notary Professional Plan. Other costs may vary. For example, you may need to account for any application fees with the Secretary of State, and also for the cost of supplies, such as your computer, webcam, and internet access.

See our Pricing for further details on each of our plans.

What does the online notarization process look like?

The notarization process is completed 100% online through our website’s virtual notary rooms.

With a notary subscription, you’re able to schedule meetings with your clients and generate invitation links for the session. After clicking their links, signers verify their identities using knowledge-based authentication. Then the signer and notary are connected into a virtual room, where they can see the document on the screen and complete the notarization together.

How long am I authorized to be an Virginia remote online notary?

Your electronic commission lasts as long as your traditional notary commission does. You will also need to consider the length of your IdenTrust digital certificate, and the length of your subscription with our platform.

What does becoming an online notary do for my business?

By becoming an online notary, you’re helping your business grow beyond your state! You’re no longer limited to just signers in Virginia. You can notarize for signers across the US and even outside of the country, as long as you are physically in your state during the notarization.

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