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There are several technology companies that offer end-to-end notarization systems. TIAA has partnered with Notarize.com (www.Notarize.com/TIAA ) to offer a digital and secure way for you to fulfill notarization requirements for your forms.
Remote online notarization allows you to appear before a Notary using the internet instead of being physically present in the same room at the time of the notarization.
Standard notarization requires you to appear in person before a commissioned Notary Public and provide proof of identity, sign (or acknowledge their signature on) a document, and, if the document requires a sworn statement, be placed under oath.
Remote online notarizations are similar, with these additional benefits: Your requirement to appear in person is accomplished using a live audio-video call between you and a commissioned notary.
You and the Notary complete your respective portions of the document electronically, then the Notary's electronic seal and digital certificate are attached to your document in lieu of a physical stamp. You can print your completed notarized document or share it electronically, and you'll have access to a video recording of the transaction.
A single document can be notarized for $25 using Notarize.com's platform, paid directly to Notarize. There's no additional fee per additional seal in a document. If you need multiple forms/transactions notarized (e.g., spousal waiver and power of attorney), there's no additional fee provided the additional forms are included within the same notary session. If an additional separate notary session is needed, the notary transaction fee is $25.
Note that all files should be in a PDF format and the maximum file size is 30MB.
Yes, it is. However, certain states and public agencies have specific additional requirements and limitations for accepting electronically-signed documents and out-of-state notarizations.
No. While TIAA has partnered with Notarize, we also accept remote online notarizations from NotaryCam.com.
No. It's your choice and for your convenience. If you're comfortable meeting with a Notary Public in person, feel free to do so.