Remote online notarization (RON)
Serve clients across the state and the world* with the Astrean RON app
Overview of the RON process
How remote online notarization works
Validation of the driver’s license or state-issued ID is usually done by a third-party vendor. In addition, the actual identity must be verified by (1) the notary comparing the video image with the validated ID and (2) using a service like knowledge-based authentication (KBA).
Prep digital files
When documents are involved, the notary will have to prepare the digitized document to be notarized.
This typically begins with the signatory or attorney uploading the documents for digitization into the RON platform.
The notary then uses the RON solution to set the fields for e-signatures and notarizations. The notary will also need to ensure that the correct notarial language is being used.
Record notarial event
The signing and notarization must be recorded; and the audio-video recording of the notarization then must be saved for 5-10 years, depending on the state.
Astrean automatically & securely stores recorded notarizations for up to 10 years.
Sign & certify digitally
During the recorded RON event, the notary will direct the client(s) to sign in the appropriate fields, when a document is involved.
The notary then signs the document, applies a digital notarial stamp and issues a digital notary certificate.
The digital notary certificate is a unique, encrypted certificate to electronically confirm the specific notarization event.
Expanding your reach while increasing your efficiency
Remote Online Notarization is here to stay!
Partly as a response to the COVID pandemic, almost every state will soon have enacted laws allowing notarizations to be conducted remotely and online. Many nations have also taken steps to legalize notarization, including the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.
As this trend continues, RON will no longer be an optional service offered by some notaries. It will probably be the primary method used by all notaries in the future. At Astrean, our mission is to empower notaries with the most reliable, robust and easy to use digital notary resources available – including advanced RON tools.
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Start with your state's RON regulations & requirements
Not all states currently allow their notaries to conduct RON transactions. Most do, but not quite all — yet.
Interestingly, while some states prohibit their notaries from conducting RON transactions, those same states must recognize RON certifications from other states that do allow RONs.
To better assist our users, Astrean monitors state laws and regulations. If you’re ready to RON, you can review your state regulations and requirements in our library of state RON guidelines.
Check out your state's RON requirements...
Designed to grow your business & grow with you
The right plan for your modern notarization needs
'Free for life' starter
Our free-for-life “Personal” tier gives you free access to important notary business tools, such as the efficiency-boosting electronic notary journal and marketing resources.
The Personal plan also allows you to buy credits as needed for RONs, RINs and IPENs.
Pro & team growth
The Astrean “Professional” subscription plan gives you access to valuable notary business tools, including a CRM, accounting software, booking software and online payment acceptance.
It also includes monthly complimentary credits for electronic notarizations.
Bigger goals & needs
The “Premium” tier gives solopreneurs and larger teams more of the professional level – plus analytics, dedicated support, team management tools and marketing support to take your game even further.
Notaries in this tier may also be recommended to our enterprise clients.
More than just RON
Astrean provides powerful tools to help notaries succeed
Our robust and dynamic RON tool is part of our comprehensive suite of notary business and digital tools.
Our mission is to create a toolbox to help notaries succeed in business and their careers. And the fact is that a RON tool alone – even one as good as ours – is not enough to guarantee success. As successful notaries understand, you need an entire toolbox to help you create a successful notary business or leverage your notary skills for your chosen career.
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'Free for life' PERSONAL plan
We're on a mission to unleash notarization & notaries!
That's why we're providing our basic set of notary marketing tools and electronic notary journal absolutely free with our Personal pricing tier.
And if you need to use our eNotarization tools for remote online notarization, remote ink-based notarization (RIN) or in-person e-notarization (IPEN), you can purchase credits as needed.
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Try the Astrean "Pro" or "Premium" plans free for 30 days!
Whether you're a new notary or an experienced freelancer on the fast-growth track, the Pro plan gives you the tools you need for electronic notarization and business growth.
For power users and entrepreneurial notaries, our Premium plan gives you more of the Pro plan, as well as tools for faster growth and managing a team.
Modernizing notarial security and privacy
Big improvements in fraud prevention for notarization
Notarization can do so much to enhance trust and combat fraud in our business, legal and government. But it has been unable to step up to the plate – until now. Today’s technology can make notarization even more secure and trustworthy. And Astrean’s solution takes it even further:
- Verified notaries. Only notaries with valid commissions and licenses are allowed.
- Signer ID validation. We electronically ensure that signer ID docs are legit.
- Signer ID verification. We use dynamic knowledge-based authentication (KBA) to verify each signer’s actual identity.
- Encrypted data. All data is encrypted in transit using secure socket layers (SSL) and at rest.
- Blockchain-enabled. This supporting technology helps ensure that confirmed records are immutable (cannot be altered later).
The Astrean Academy
Continuing education to take you to the top
Master digital notarization
We also provide state-specific training to ensure you’re ready for specific RON requirements for your state.
Grow your notary business
Astrean provides and trains you on the tools that professional services rely on to grow and succeed, as well as tips on how to best use them.
Generating customers & revenue for you
Introducing the Astrean "Uber for Notaries" marketplace
In addition to individuals searching online for notaries, we also actively recommend our premium notaries to our enterprise clients who need additional support. These enterprise clients are large corporations and very busy title companies with their own internal notary team.
But they often run into times when they need help from seasoned notaries outside their company.
We select and train only qualified notaries to be part of this marketplace. If you’re interested in becoming a notary and/or part of the Astrean Notary Marketplace, click here to learn more.