Remote Notary

​​Remote online notarization (RON) is when a signer personally appears before the notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology over the internet instead of being physically present in the same room.

What Do I Need to Get My Documents Notarized Online in Louisiana?

In order to complete an online notarization in Louisiana, you'll need the following:

  • An original, unsigned document (Don't sign it before uploading! You must sign with the notary public).
  • A computer, iPhone, or Android phone with audio and video capabilities.
  • A valid government–issued photo ID. Find the list of acceptable forms of identification here.
  • A U.S. social security number for secure identity verification.

Louisiana allows ONLY the following acts to be performed remotely:

  • Taking an acknowledgment.
  • Performing an oath or affirmation.
  • Executing a jurat - for a signer to swear to or affirm the truthfulness of the contents of a document to a Notary or notarial officer.

The following SHALL NOT be executed by RON:

  1. Testaments or codicils thereto.
  2. Trust instruments or acknowledgments thereof.
  3. Donations inter vivos.
  4. Matrimonial agreements or acknowledgments thereof.
  5. Acts modifying, waiving, or extinguishing an obligation of final spousal support or acknowledgments thereof.
  6. Authentic Act - A document requiring witnesses


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