Virginia: Become A Notary: Virginia Notaries are commissioned for 4-year term by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. An application fee is required.

Virginia Requirements:

  • You must submit an application to the Lieutenant Governor that contains no significant misstatement or omission of fact
  • You must be a Virginia resident or reside in a bordering state and work in Virginia

There are two types of notaries in Virginia: the traditional notary public commission and electronic notary public commission.

Requirements to become a Notary Public in Virginia are subject to change. Visit the Virginia Notary Public page for details and updates on becoming a notary in Virginia. Additional requirements may apply.