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Video Notarization to Expire The General Assembly has not finalized action on the extension of the temporary emergency video notarization law, and will not do so before the law sunsets on Monday. We anticipate the General Assembly will be supportive of the extension and we expect it to be part of the upcoming COVID-related budget bill to be rolled out next week. However, other items in the bill are still being negotiated and the temporary emergency remote notarization will expire, even if it is for a short time. The law will expire at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. After this time, all notarial acts will revert to the original law requiring in-person presence by the principal signers.

Also expiring will be the time extension permitting an appointee to appear before a Register of Deeds within 90 days to take the oath of office. That time will revert back to 45 days.

We will provide you additional updates as we know more.

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The NC Authentication Office issues apostilles, authentications and certificates for a variety of NC documents, including: birth certificates, marriage certificates, statements of marital status, articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, certificates of merger, powers of attorney, patent applications, trademarks, diplomas, school transcripts, deeds, and assignments of interest.

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919-814-5400

Mailing Address

NC Secretary of State
Authentication Office
NC Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address

NC Secretary of State
Authentication Office
NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903
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