A Notary Public has the statutory power to do the following:
The seals and signatures of all appointed public notaries are officially recorded onto a database, which is held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). DFAT is a department of the Australian government that is authorised to issue Apostille (Authentication Certificates), which certify that the signatures, seals or stamp of Public Notaries on Australian public documents are genuine. In addition to this, every Public Notary has their signature, seal or stamp registered with the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Society of Notaries of NSW.
Most countries that are a party to the 1961 Hague Convention require an Apostille on documents that qualify as Australian public documents. A Notary Public does not affix an Apostille however their notarial certificate is, in most cases, a fundamental step in obtaining an Apostille.
If you require our notarial services the first step is to contact us for an appointment. You can then expect that:
Please inform us if the document is not in English as we may need to arrange translation services.
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