New Online Notary Application Process in Illinois

The Illinois Secretary of State has launched a new notary application website, revolutionizing the way Illinois residents can apply to become notaries or renew their notary commissions. The online system has significantly streamlined the notary application process, reducing approval times from weeks to few business days.

One key benefit of this online application is the elimination of the requirement to personally appear before a notary to take the oath of office and to have the application notarized. In addition, applicants can now complete their notary applications on the Illinois Secretary of State’s website  and upload an electronic copy of their signed notary bonds and course certificates, thus eliminating the need to print and mail paper applications.

The American Association of Notaries has a thirty-year reputation for providing exceptional service to notaries across the nation. We are your trusted, one-stop source for all your notary needs.

If you would like to become a notary or renew your notary commission, we are here to help. Please visit our website at to instantly download your Illinois notary bond, register for our approved notary course, and order notary supplies that comply with Illinois notary law.

Legal Disclaimer: The American Association of Notaries is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, it is important to note that the information provided on this page is for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. We do not claim to be attorneys and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate notary laws governing your state. You should always seek the advice of a licensed attorney for any legal matters. In no event shall the American Association of Notaries, its employees, or contractors be liable to you for any claims, penalties, losses, damages, or expenses, howsoever arising, including, and without limitation, direct or indirect loss, or consequential loss, out of or in connection with the use of the information contained on any of the American Association of Notaries website pages. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of their state’s notary authorities or attorneys if they have legal questions. 

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