American River Notary & Apostille

Remote Online Notary

What Is Remote Online Notarization (RON)?

Also known as virtual notarization, this is where the notary public uses online audio-visual communication to administer oaths and witness the signing of important documents. This allows participants from different locations to participate in the notarization process.

California’s Most Trusted Mobile Notary Public

From taking care of your financial documents to refinancing a loan or a mortgage, you’ll certainly need the services of a notary in California. But physically notarizing documents can be time-consuming and stressful. This is where our mobile notary service comes in.

As your full-service online notary public in Gold Country, we use Knowledge-Based Authentication (KbA) technology to conduct your notarization sessions efficiently.

For the process to work, you must be a U.S. citizen and have a state-issued photo ID, and an email address since our KBA will ask you five security questions based on your state-issued ID, social security number, and credit report. We also recommend you use your computer or laptop to ensure a strong and dependable connection of at least 3mbps.

How Does Remote Electronic Notarization Work?


We’ll review your documents to make sure that they conform to state requirements and that items like dates and names are correct.


We’ll use your identification documents to verify your identity and make sure that you’re acting of your own free will and that you understand what is happening.


We’ll keep a record of the notarization, complete the notarial certificate, and affix our seal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Notarizing Documents Remotely

A notary public is a person commissioned to serve the public as a neutral witness. A notary performs notarial acts that are allowed or required by law.

A notary is a verifier, an authenticator, an impartial agent for the state, a public recorder of acts, and an unbiased, official witness.

A signing agent is a public notary who is expert in loan closing documents. A lender, title company, or escrow service may hire a signing agent to handle getting documents delivered, signed, or processed efficiently and on time.

We accept all major credit cards, check, and cash if necessary (not preferred).

This varies by State Law. By California law, the maximum fee allowed for a notarization is $5 per document and includes:

  • Receiving evidence of the signer’s identity,
  • Administering an oath or affirmation (if applicable)
  • Applying the signature, notarial certificate, and stamp of the notary to the document.

Mobile notaries accept a variety of documents. A current driver’s license, passport, non-driver’s ID or military ID is always acceptable.

Note: Only U.S. issued identifications are acceptable forms of ID.

No. All states prohibit non-attorneys from practicing law. A Notary can be held liable for any damages resulting from an incorrectly chosen certificate or notarization.

Of course! We are a mobile notary service provider. We can and will meet you anywhere of your choosing.

No. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they notarize. Notaries certify the identity of signers. The signers are responsible for the content of the documents.