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What is a Notary

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Thanks to you and your team for the effort you put into Notarising my Power of Attorney in a very short time frame. You not only delivered what I asked for but took the initiative and resolved the proof of name issue by witnessing another Notarised document which answered all my needs. You also understood the urgency of the issue and ensured the completed documents were attested and sent to me overseas in a very efficient manner.  If I have further legal requirements I will be in touch. All the best . 

Chris O'Donnell, Dubai

13 November 2015

What is a Notary?

A Notary Public / Public Notary/Notary is a public officer appointed by Statute or Commission to witness documents, administer oaths, or perform other administrative functions of an international nature. Sometimes a Notary is loosely referred to as an "international JP" because of the international nature of the work. When witnessing or signing a document, the Notary affixes his official seal (usually impressed, coloured red) to the document immediately under, adjacent or as near as possible to the signature.

What does a Notary do?

A Notary: Affidavits, Affirmations & Declarations Administers oaths (or affirmations) for affidavits; takes statutory declarations, under notarial seal.

Deeds & other unsworn Documents

Witnesses & attests the execution or signing of a Deed or other document, under notarial seal.

Verification of copied Documents

Examines photocopies of documents to compare with originals; verifies or certifies photocopies as true copies, under notarial seal.

Authentication of original Documents

Examines original documents, makes enquries from original sources to confirm authenticity; then completes a Notarial Certificate verifying authenticity.

Notarial Certificates

Prepares, completes, signs, & seals Notarial Certificates, verifies valid execution of documents (e.g. identity of an individual's signature or a company's formal execution & seal).

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