Document Requirements

Every document needs a "requirement" specified to tell Notarize what is required to consider a transaction complete. A good way to think about it is specifying the "type of document". Each requirement type implies a different set of authentication and signing requirements for the signer to complete the transaction.

Requirement

Description

Knowledge-based Authentication (KBA) Required?

US SSN Required?

Forms of ID Required

Notary Meeting Required?

Notary Seal Required?

Notary Signature Required?

read_only

A document that doesn't require any signature or identity verification.

No

No

0

No

No

No

identity_confirmation

A document that requires the signer to undergo identity confirmation instead of notarization. Used to support the signing of PS form 1583 for signers without a US SSN.

No

No

2

Yes

No

Yes

esign

A document that requires just a signature.

No

No

0

No

No

No

esign_supervised

An eSign document that requires notary oversight.

No

No

1

Yes

No

No

notarization

A document that requires notarization.

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

Yes

Yes

non_essential

A read-only document that is not displayed to the signer until the notary meeting. Not allowed to be a stand-alone document in a transaction.

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

n/a