For all the people who don’t have a US Consulate nearby, or whose Consulate makes them wait 2 – 4 weeks for an appointment … note that there’s now another legitimate option to get US documents notarized while abroad: the app “Notarize”.
A good US attorney notes that US law dictates that several basic requirements be met for properly Notarizing a document:
~ The Notary must see you during the Notarization, to establish that you are the actual person who signs the document.
~ The Notary almost always has to be licensed in the jurisdiction of the document being Notarized.
Because “Notarize” does this through a video chat, it should be legal in all states since they appeared to be licensed in all states … because the “Notarize” Notary actually sees you at signing.
“Notarize” is at: https://www.notarize.com/
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