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Description of Program and Relief

Authorization for Remote Notarizations

In order to provide New Hampshire citizens and businesses with a secure and safe method by which to execute important legal documents, a notarial officer commissioned under the laws of New Hampshire may perform a notarization for an individual not in the physical presence of the notary office under certain conditions.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor

Dates Available

Available now through the duration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The notarial officer and the individual must be able to communicate simultaneously by sight and sound through an electronic device or process at the time of the notarization.

The notarial officer must be able to identify the individual by either (i) personal knowledge, (ii) at least two different types of processes by which a third individual provides a means to identify through a review of public or private data sources, or (iii) an oath or affirmation of a credible witness who is either in the presence of either the officer or the individual or otherwise able to communicate simultaneously with both the officer and the individual and has personal knowledge of the individual’s identity.

The notarial officer must, either directly or through an agent, create an audio and visual recording of the performance of the notarization and retain such recording as a notarial record during the term of the notarial officer’s office.

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