Is remote notarization the same as electronic notarization?globalcustomerservice
Many people confuse electronic notarization with remote notarization, believing they are the same. They are not.
Electronic notarization involves documents that are notarized in electronic form, and the Notary and document signer sign with an electronic signature. But all other elements of a traditional, paper notarization apply to electronic notarization, including the requirement for the signer to physically appear before the Notary.
The confusion arises from the fact that remote notarizations typically involve digital documents that are signed and notarized electronically. However, they go a step further in that the transaction is conducted online rather than in person.