Understand what a witness is and how to choose one when getting document(s) notarized on the Proof platform.
🎯Primary Audience: Signers
What is a witness?
A witness is an additional person who is not a party to the transaction and is present to witness the signing of the specific document. Do not expect the notary to act as a witness. Notaries do not act as witnesses on the Proof platform, with the exception of Florida Real Estate transactions.
Guidelines for choosing a witness
Proof does not set witness requirements as they are generally not dictated by notarial law. However, we recommend you consider the following when choosing your witness:
- Are they 18 years of age or older?
- Many documents require witnesses to be 18 years or older.
- Are they interested in or a party to the transaction?
- Witnesses are generally prohibited from being a party to or benefiting from the transaction.
- Are they physically located in the same room as you are at the time of the transaction?
- Proof's remote witnessing feature is only available on the real estate platform for closings of Florida property where the notary personally knows the witnesses. It is not available on the business platform.
- Do they meet your state and/or document-specific requirements?
Complete your document with one or more witnesses
Follow the link in your email to begin the process and follow the on-screen prompts or read about the Process from Start to Finish if you need more help. When asked to verify your identity, enter your information, not the witness's information.
Up to 2 witnesses can be included in one session with a notary if you have 8 or fewer signers (10 signers maximum).
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