Archive for May, 2013

Where to Find a Notary While Traveling Abroad

May 30th, 2013 2 comments

It’s likely that travelling abroad is one of many things on your bucket list. Maybe you’re planning that once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation or a romantic honeymoon. Or maybe visiting a foreign country is entirely different for you—you have a job that requires travel, whether it involves negotiating with new clients or serving your country abroad. No matter what you’re leaving the U.S. for, we can probably all agree that travelling can be an exhilarating, albeit sometimes stressful, experience.

But just because you’ve crossed this border or that, doesn’t mean you’ve put your life on hold back home. There may still be contracts to sign or deeds to hand over. Perhaps you’ll be staying abroad for more than a two-week getaway and want to sign over a Power of Attorney. All of these documents will need a notary public to witness the signing. And now it’s time to figure out how to make that happen. Where do I get a document notarized when I’m abroad? How and where to find a notary? How do I get to it? How much time will the travel take? Do I bring a hardcopy of my contract? Where can I get it printed?

Hours upon hours can be spent and many nights wasted awake trying to find the answers, when all you really need is a computer, a webcam, and just a few minutes. NotaryCam, our online signing room, has gotten rid of the hassles of finding a notary abroad for dozens of people.

These are examples of some of the most recent issues NotaryCam has resolved:

  • A United States law firm needed to file an affidavit in court while their client was in China for corporate responsibilities. With only a 24 hour deadline on the affidavit, it would have been impossible to file it on time with their client abroad. NotaryCam provided a solution to this complex problem, all within only 30 minutes.
  • A United States business man was travelling in Paris and needed to have a Power of Attorney notarized for his wife. They were in the process of closing on their property and without NotaryCam, he would have had to set an appointment with the Embassy or Consulate, and wait at least one week for the meeting to take place. Had he waited for the opening at the consular office, his $200,000 closing would have been cancelled.
  • A United States carpenter was opening a business in Thailand when he needed a Power of Attorney for his mother. This called for a three hour train ride (each way) to the Consulate. NotaryCam immediately solved his pain and allowed him to concentrate on building his business, rather than spending six long hours en route to, and from, the closest U.S. Notary.
  • A soldier deployed overseas needed to execute and notarize a Power of Attorney in order to refinance his home back in North Carolina. The lender required the Power of Attorney within two days or risk losing his great interest rate. NotaryCam allowed this soldier to keep his rate, saving his family over $100,000 within 15 years.

At NotaryCam, you easily sign in and upload the document you need to have notarized, before being connected to a live notary public. They’ll verify it’s you and have you electronically Sign your document. Once the notary public has eNotarized this signature, you’ll be on your way to sightseeing in Barcelona or networking in Shanghai once more, all in a matter of minutes. Visit our 90 second How It Works video.


NJ Assembly Approves e-Signatures on Real Estate Contracts and Agreements

May 25th, 2013 No comments

Received a very nice birthday present on May 20, 2013 – the New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation clarifying state law to allow the use of electronic signatures in real estate transactions. The legislation, which was initiated by NJAR®, codifies this allowance in to state law so it is clear electronic signatures can be used in real estate transactions.  Current federal law allows the use of electronic signatures in real estate transactions for the sale, lease, exchange or disposition of any real property. The bill must still be approved by the full State Senate before it can reach Gov. Chris Christie’s desk to be signed into law.

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Top 9 Notary Public Fraud Practices You Need To Know Now

May 6th, 2013 No comments

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According to a recent report issued by The Office of the Florida Attorney General, the deceptive and fraudulent practices around foreclosures and robo-signing, especially the licensed Notary Public were – let’s just say – unbelievable. We scoured the report and here are the top failures around the notarization signing process: