How to Become an Online Notary in New Mexico How to Become an Online Notary in New Mexico

How to Become an Online Notary in New Mexico

How Do You Become An Online Notary In New Mexico?

As of July 1, 2020, once you have met all the requirements to become a traditional notary in New Mexico, you can apply to become an online notary by:

  1. Be a commissioned New Mexico Notary Public or Non-commissioned Notarial Officer
  2. Complete and pass the Remote Online Notary Education course and exam
  3. Submit the Remote Online Notary Application along with the filing fee ($75) and course certificate to the New Mexico SoS.
  4. After you are approved, obtain an eSeal/stamp
  5. Provide proof of your eSeal/stamp by submitting the Stamp Registration Form within 45 days of your application approval. You may submit this form with your initial application.

Once you’re authorized to perform RON in New Mexico and approved on your platform, you’re good to start performing RON. Staying clued in to the latest laws is a best practice in Online Notarization as laws are changing quickly!

How to Become a Traditional Notary in New Mexico (Get your Notary Commission)

To become an New Mexico Notary Public, you need to complete the following:

  1. Take a training course and pass the exam.
  2. Complete your application form and sign the oath of office section in front of a Notary Public and get it notarized.
  3. Buy a seal, journal and the $10,000 state-required bond. The bond issuing company must also provide a power of attorney with the name of the company official who signed the surety bond.
  4. Submit your application, surety bond, power of attorney, certificate of course and exam completion, and $30 application fee to the Secretary of State.
  5. Provide proof of your stamp by sending in the Stamp Registration Form within 45 days of your application approval.

Once you have your bond, seal, journal and commission you are ready to start performing notarial acts as a commissioned notary in New Mexico.

What are the requirements to become a Notary in New Mexico?

In order to become a Notary in , you must meet the following requirements:

  1. New Mexico Notaries must be at least 18 years old
  2. Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  3. You must be a resident of New Mexico or have a place of employment in the state
  4. Be able to read and write English
  5. Do not have any disqualifying offenses on your record.

Are Online Notaries Legal in New Mexico?

Online notarization has been law in New Mexico January 1st, 2022 with the passing of Senate Bill 12. In addition to having a traditional notary commission, notaries need to pass a RON training course and exam and apply for a separate online notary commission.

New Mexico Online Notarization
New Mexico Online Notarization

What to Expect as a Notary?

As in other professions, the amount of work an online notary receives can vary widely. Generally the busiest time is tax season, when documents such as tax returns need to be signed and notarized. However, there is also a steady demand throughout the year from businesses and individuals in need of authentication services. There are many businesses that need consistent notarizations. Did we mention there are over 1.25 billion notarizations performed annually?

It is important to remember that when working as an online notary, you are responsible for adhering to the regulations set forth by the state. This includes making sure documents are properly notarized and witnessed. Always ensure documents contain all of the necessary information. The most successful online notaries spend some time doing their own client acquisition and sales funneling, especially those that are doing it online.

How Much Can You Expect To Make as a Notary in New Mexico?

When you create an account with Blue Notary to get started, you can expect to earn around $22 for online notarizations off the start. As you gain more experience and have notarized more documents, you will be able to earn even more by taking on loan signing packages and invoicing clients outside of BlueNotary. You will be able to earn a very decent income – all from the comfort of your home office.

By “Invoicing Your Clients Outside of BlueNotary”, you can charge your customers whatever you like and profit from the in between. This makes your earnings very flexible depending on your ability to build a network.

Why Should You Consider Becoming An Online Notary In New Mexico?

Becoming an Online Notary in New Mexico is an easy way to offer convenient services and secure services to clients from wherever you are. eNotaries offer faster booking and easier document completion! Save clients and yourself time by working from home. What are you waiting for?

How do I Start Notarizing Online in New Mexico?

A great place to start is the BlueNotary Notary Mastermind Group. There you will find advice from other New Mexico notaries who’ve been through the process and can answer help answer your questions

Becoming an online notary can be a great way to supplement your income and make a positive impact on the community. As an online notary, you get to decide which platform to use for finding clients.

Blue Notary is the best option for super simple onboarding and the independent notary looking to grow their own business. We even have training videos and a signing simulator to get you comfortable with the process.

Register and get started here: Sign Up.

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