With the release of the new fact sheet about marriage celebrant obligations in an online environment, we’re receiving a lot of questions about whether the rules about witnessing a NOIM over Skype, Facetime, Zoom, or any other videoconferencing platform have changed. Like this one:

With the new law, we are able to sight their identification online, so can we do the same if they sign the documents in front of us but online? So signing in America, we watch them do that over Skype, then they mail us the form, and we sign NOIM and date when we watched them sign over Skype.