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Virginia issues new guidance for electronic notaries

State Issues Covid-19 Virginia Notary Fintech

State Issues

On March 11, the Virginia secretary of state will require every electronic notarial certificate to include: (i) county/city within Virginia where the electronic notary public was physically located at the time the notarization was performed; and (ii) whether the notarization was done in person or by remote notarization. The requirement follows the passage of HB2064, which amends and reenacts certain provisions of the Virginia Code, relating to electronic notary and remote notarization. HB2604 is effective March 11, 2021.

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