Captive Guidance

TEMPORARY NOTICE DURING WORK FROM HOME RESTRICTIONS:  Notarization on applications, biographical affidavits, forms and other filings
  • Documents requiring a notarized signature will be accepted without a notary, however we appreciate all best efforts to obtain notarization with the option of e-notarization, and electronic signatures are acceptable.
  • We will accept e-notarized documents from out of state if that state allows e-notarization. 
  • The Vermont Secretary of State just adopted an emergency rule which allows for notarial acts to happen in Vermont by remote means through a secure audio-­visual communication link, i.e., webcam notarization. The notary and person making the oath are essentially connected and talking face-to-face electronically over a secure link while, for example, the oath is being administered.  There are a number of technology companies that offer end-to-end remote notarization systems. They include, but not limited to:

All forms may be submitted electronically in combined single PDF unsecure format and no Zip files are accepted.  Please see specific form and applications general instructions for further instructions and submission address.


►Captive Memo 2020-01
Guidance on Appointed P&C Actuaries effective 12/31/2019

►Secretary of State                                           


 Guidance on Emergency Rules for Notaries Public and Remote Notarization




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