The provision of notarial services remains the same in a digital environment: the notary takes the time to evaluate your legal needs before any notarial deed is signed. The only change is in the way it is signed: a stylus is used instead of a pen or a code is entered on screen. Find out what happens!
At the notary’s office
The meeting proceeds as usual when a technology-based notarial deed is signed at the notary’s office. When the act is to be signed, the notary will provide the necessary technological means and will guide you through every step of this procedure. You need only bring your ID documents and any other item specified by your notary.
Depending on your notary’s recommendations, you can also sign your technology-based notarial deed remotely. Here is the typical procedure for remote signing. Depending on the nature of your file, the procedure may vary.
- Prepare yourself before the videoconference with your notary! Note all of your questions and identify your needs.
- You must send colour copies of two identification documents to your notary via secure means. Your photo must be on at least one of these identification documents.
- On the big day, you will meet your notary remotely via videoconference (Microsoft Teams exclusively).
- The notary will verify the identity of the signatories. They will compare your onscreen pieces of identification with the copies sent previously.
- You will be able to examine the deed—using appropriate technological means or after being sent through a secure channel.
- The notary makes sure that everyone has understood the clauses of the notarial deed and answers your questions.
- The deed is remotely signed in turn, using a dedicated secure web platform.
- Your notary will then send a certified true copy of the notarial deed in the format of your choice (paper or electronic).