In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo has issued Executive Order No. 202.7 authorizing notary services via audio-visual technology. Even during these trying times, business must continue. Here are the steps for valid e-notarization (courtesy of NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers):

  1. Set up a video conference allowing for direct, live interaction between the signatory and the notary.
  2. The signatory must present a valid photo ID.
  3. The signatory must affirmatively state that he or she is present in the State of New York.
  4. The signature must then sign, and on the same date, email or fax the document to the Notary.
  5. The Notary may then notarize the emailed or faxed copy and send it back to the signatory.

If a fully executed original is needed, the original and e-notarized documents must be sent to the Notary within 30 days. The Notary may then notarize the original using the e-notarization date.

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