SC allows online notarization of documents

Due to the lockdown restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court promulgated the 2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents (A.M. No. 20-07-04-SC). Under this Rule (called RON Rules), videoconferencing facilities may be used in the performance of notarial acts until the High Court directs otherwise.

Videoconferencing facilities refer to any tool, device or system that has sufficient interactive audio-video capabilities that allow all the parties to communicate and confirm competent evidence real time.