Where to Find a Notary While Traveling Abroad

Title Insurance with Family Abstract, Inc.

It’s likely that traveling abroad is one of many abroadthings on your bucket list. Maybe you’re planning that once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation or a romantic honeymoon. Or maybe visiting a foreign country is entirely different for you—you have a job that requires travel, whether it involves negotiating with new clients or serving your country abroad. No matter what you’re leaving the U.S. for, we can probably all agree that traveling can be an exhilarating, albeit sometimes stressful, experience. But just because you’ve crossed this border or that, doesn’t mean you’ve put your life on hold back home. There may still be contracts to sign or deeds to hand over. Perhaps you’ll be staying abroad for more than a two-week getaway and want to sign over a Power of Attorney. All of these documents will need a notary public to witness the signing. And now it’s time to figure out how to make that happen. Where do I get a document notarized when I’m abroad? How and where to find a notary? How do I get to it? How much time will the travel take? Do I bring a hard copy of my contract? Where can I get it printed? Hours upon hours can be spent and many nights wasted awake trying to find the answers, when all you really need is a computer, a webcam, and just a few minutes. NotaryCam, our online signing room, has gotten rid of the hassles of finding a notary abroad for dozens of people. These are examples of some of the most recent issues NotaryCam has resolved:

  • A United States law firm needed to file an affidavit in court while their client was in China for corporate responsibilities. With only a 24 hour deadline on the affidavit, it would have been impossible to file it on time with their client abroad. NotaryCam provided a solution to this complex problem, all within only 30 minutes.
  • A United States business man was traveling in Paris and needed to have a Power of Attorney notarized for his wife. They were in the process of closing on their property and without NotaryCam, he would have had to set an appointment with the Embassy or Consulate, and wait at least one week for the meeting to take place. Had he waited for the opening at the consular office, his $200,000 closing would have been cancelled.
  • A United States carpenter was opening a business in Thailand when he needed a Power of Attorney for his mother. This called for a three hour train ride (each way) to the Consulate. NotaryCam immediately solved his pain and allowed him to concentrate on building his business, rather than spending six long hours en route to, and from, the closest U.S. Notary.
  • A soldier deployed overseas needed to execute and notarize a Power of Attorney in order to refinance his home back in North Carolina. The lender required the Power of Attorney within two days or risk losing his great interest rate. NotaryCam allowed this soldier to keep his rate, saving his family over $100,000 within 15 years.

notary camAt NotaryCam, you easily sign in and upload the document you need to have notarized, before being connected to a live notary public. They’ll verify it’s you and have you electronically Sign your document. Once the notary public has eNotarized this signature, you’ll be on your way to sightseeing in Barcelona or networking in Shanghai once more, all in a matter of minutes.

What are your thoughts???

This is reprinted with permission from Settleware, Inc. =========================================================================================

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About Family Abstract, Inc.

Established in 2002, Family Abstract, Inc. provides Title Insurance to clients and customers throughout Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with more than 40 years of combined experience in management alone. We pride ourselves on retaining the most skilled and knowledgeable employees who share our goals of providing the best service in the industry.

Located in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Family Abstract, Inc. maintains an extensive network of skilled title insurance abstractors in all the states we service in addition to a nationwide network of qualified closing agents who are available to close loans at any location.

Backed by the strength of four title insurance underwriters, we are able to provide expert attention to detail without sacrificing versatility in the closing process, thus providing more options in difficult title situations. Due to our depth of industry knowledge and commitment to excellent service, Family Abstract, Inc. has been able to develop client relationships that have endured for decades.

Having successfully settled and insured thousands of transactions, we have already earned the trust and confidence of hundreds of customers, lenders, brokers, and realtors and now we would like to share our expertise with you!

Comments (5)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Damn good information Glenn, something I would imagine most people wouldn't even think about.

May 30, 2013 08:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Glenn that would be an awesome service - is it for real? And if yes, what are the costs involved?  I recently had clients moving from one state to another and we needed some short sale last minute stuff from bank notarized. They were in the middle of nowhere land in Montana and had to find the nearest town to get it done within 24 hours.  It was a bit frantic for them.  But then again....not sure they would have internet service where they were!

May 30, 2013 08:31 AM
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Yes Anna it is totally for real, we are going to incorporate it in our refinance closings where available.  Your deal could have been handled in minutes.  I put the hyperlink in the blog post, if you'd like to call and get exact information.  Maybe you should feature it as I am sure your not the only Realtor that could have used this service.



May 31, 2013 12:17 AM
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Roger, It is the perfect way to close a refinance loan for sure.  It also eliminates all the last minute Woop's that occur. 

May 31, 2013 12:22 AM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference

Wow! That's incredible. Isn't technology amazing? Sometimes it is hard to remember what we did in a world without the answers at our fingertips!

May 31, 2013 12:52 AM