“The new act revolutionizes one of the most traditional services of Notary Publics”, says the president of the CNB/CF, Giselle Oliveira de Barros. Photo: CNB/CF

Notary Publics will now recognize signature in documents at a distance and with the use of blockchain. The service, new module of Signature Recognition by Authenticity of the e-Notary platform is available from this Monday (18th). Recognition for authenticity is when a person must go to the registry to confirm that he is the one who signs the document.

According to the Colégio Notarial do Brasil – Federal Council (CNB/CF), the Signature Recognition by Similarity, which takes place at the counters of the notary offices by comparing the signature on the document with the signature file stored in the unit, remain in person.

Notaries have been digitizing and using blockchain because of their security and to guarantee registration and data immutability.

Thus, to make the notarization for authenticity virtually, it is necessary to send the signed document to the Notary Public where the signature is already open. Afterwards, a videoconference is scheduled with the notary public to confirm the applicant’s identity and civil capacity.

Afterwards, the user signs a validation term electronically. The notary recognizes the authentic signature on the original document and makes it available for withdrawal or delivery to the recipient..

“This new act revolutionizes one of the most traditional services performed in Notary Publics throughout Brazil”, says the president of the CNB/CF, Giselle Oliveira de Barros.

Notaries launched blockchain platform in 2020

“This is a new module of the e-Notariat electronic platform, now aimed at meeting a highly complex demand. And that is required by buyers and sellers who are celebrating complex legal acts with high values ​​and who require notarization for authenticity in order to have legal certainty and public faith of notaries”, he adds.

Some of the services that registries have already digitized include, for example, powers of attorney, wills, notarizations of public deeds of purchase and sale, donation and divorce.

In January 2022, the CNB/CF plans to launch a new module, the Electronic Signature Recognition module. This is provided for by Provision No. 100 of the National Council of Justice (CNJ).

In 2020, notary offices launched the blockchain platform Notarchain, reached about 22,000 registered acts for transfers and authentication of documents. Everything that is digitally signed on e-Notary you also get a hash in Notarchain.

The blockchain platform is a module of the e-Notariat, an exclusive system of notary offices for electronic services. Its development began in 2018, but it can only enter into formal operation across the country with the 100 provision of the National Council of Justice (CNJ), last May.