How to Prepare for your Closing with Notarize

Congratulations on buying or selling your home! Your lender and title agent have partnered with Notarize so you can close in the most convenient way possible. 

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The differences between hybrid and fully online closings

Ask your title agent or lender which type of closing you're doing with Notarize.

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Closing Day Checklist

  • View your documents before the closing date and ask your lender or title agent any questions you have in advance.
  • Sit near your internet router for a strong wifi connection.
  • Use Google Chrome as your internet browser. 
  • If you’re closing is fully online:  
    • Sit in a well-lit room because you’ll need take a photo of your ID.
    • Use a computer with a camera
    • Bring the required identification: your social security number and two government-issued IDs.
    • If your closing requires witnesses, they need to be physically in the same room as you and have a government-issued ID. 



Acceptable Forms of ID

  • U.S. State Issued Driver’s License
  • U.S. State Issued Photo ID
  • U.S. Passport Book
  • Certificate of US citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Foreign Passport Alien Registration Card with Photo (Green Card /  Permanent Resident Card)
  • Military ID
  • Prisoner ID (Must be a photo ID and must contain a signature) **Currently only accepted if issued by the State of Nevada (NV), Texas (TX), or Virginia (VA).


Hours of Operation for Fully Online Closings

Notaries are available six days a week to help with your closing. You don’t need to make an appointment, simply login anytime on your closing date.

  • Monday – Friday, 24 hours a day
  • Saturday from 7am-7pm EST

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a closing meeting take?

A typical closing meeting takes 30-60 minutes. We recommend that you read the closing documents before you login to the meeting with a notary because your closing could be even shorter!

Pay attention to how  your name is listed on the documents. Your documents must be an identical match. Ask yourself these questions:
  • Does it match your ID?
  • Does your ID have a complete middle name or only an initial?
If the documents has errors, contact your title agent. They will need to make changes to your file before meeting with a notary.

How do I get my completed documents afterward?

Once your closing is complete, you can immediately retrieve their signed documents on the “Your Documents” tab in their Notarize account.

Have other questions?

Our Support team is available via chat via a chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of the screen when you’re logged into your Notarize portal. You can also email


Buy or sell your home from anywhere in the world.