NOTARIAL ACTIVITIES ONLINE
REMOTE NOTARY FROM FEBRUARY 2020
Since February 2020, new solutions are entering Estonia, which are aimed at facilitating many activities that until now had to take place in a notary office.
Notaries can perform remote verification of clients remotely. A person who wants to use this solution must have an Estonian e-Residency (e-ID) or Mobil-ID card, Google Chrome browser with the appropriate plug, as well as an internet connection with a speed of about 30Mbit / s.
If a person wants to make a notarial deed – they must log into E-Notary and be in the room alone without company. If the transaction concerns several people – each of them must be in a separate room.
The notary public always decides whether the transaction will take place – the transaction may be interrupted at any time.
The Estonian system uses biometric face recognition technology – https://www.veriff.com/. The solutions were financed from the European Union’s Structural Fund and the budget of the Chamber of Notaries.
For people who do not have an e-ID or e-Residency card – service in Estonian embassies is available in the following cities:
Examples of actions:
– marriage or divorce applications
– succession applications
– purchase of shares in a private limited company