RON vs RIN: Everything You Should Know

Let’s talk about RON vs RIN.  

If you have never heard those terms before, it’s okay. These terms are fairly new in the Notary space.  

We’re talking about a notary, specifically electronic notarizations.

In the world of eNotary, there are 2 main types of eNotarizations — RON and RIN.

Ron stands for remote online notarization.  

According to the National Notary Association, with remote notarization, a signer personally appears before the Notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology over the internet instead of being physically present in the same room. Remote online notarization is also called webcam notarization, online notarization or virtual notarization. 

RIN stands for remote ink notarization.  

Remote ink-signed notarization allows notaries to perform and complete paper transactions without the usual face to face interactions, and without potentially spreading the virus. A notary still ink stamps the documents, and everyone signs the documents in pen. The RIN process is performed using video conferencing tools like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype, or WebEx, etc. Using audio-visual technology allows the parties to see documents as they are signed and fulfills the requirement that a document signer personally appears before a notary.