Notary & Apostille

Remote Online Notarization FAQs

In 2021, the State of New Mexico enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, aka RULONA (Sections 14-14A-1 to 14-14A-32 NMSA 1978). This law requires the Office of the Secretary of State to provide regular training and examination to notarial officers regarding compliance with the law as well as for performing Remote Online Notarizations.

The following FAQs are meant to help new and existing Notaries navigate the changes that are now in place under RULONA. Please contact our Office directly with any questions.

 

Questions Answers
Are there different requirements to be a Remote Notary Public? Yes. Remote Online Notarization will require a separate, additional application, training, and exam from traditional Notary Publics.
Have stamp requirements changed? Yes. The application process now has more detailed requirements. Applicants are required to provide proof of stamp 30 days after Certificate is issued or Commission revoked. A separate application is available for current Notary Publics to provide proof of their updated stamp to comply with the requirements.
Are there new requirements for new Notaries? Yes. New notaries are required to undertake a new training and exam.
Does RULONA impact non-commissioned Notarial Officers? Yes. Non-commissioned Notarial Officers are now required to provide proof of stamp to the Office of the Secretary of State, must register in order to perform Remote Online Notarizations, must take training and an exam, and must provide proof that they would like to perform Remote Online Notarizations.
Is there a new Journal requirement? Yes.
Have application fees changed? Yes. There is now an updated application fee that includes a separate fee for exams.
Where can I find a list of training providers? The Office of the Secretary of State maintains a list of training providers here.  

 

Quick Contact Information


Mailing & Physical Address
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation
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Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

Business Services Division
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 1)
Fax 505-827-4387
Email Business.Services@state.nm.us

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Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.elections@state.nm.us

Ethics Division
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