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Our expert advisors and lawyers with decades of experience are dedicated to ensuring your documents whether for Australian or international purposes are vetted and notarised giving you the peace of mind that they will fulfil their intended purpose – including: Trusts, Estates, Loan Documents, real estate documents such as land conveyance, powers of attorney, licenses and deeds.
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The Process of Notarising Your Documents
Why notarise your documents with us?
Are you looking to find a notary public or searching where your documents can be notarised? Your nearest public notary might be able to help you. However, getting your documents notarised with us means you deal with professional legal experts who can give you superior service at, in many cases, a more affordable rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our fees are in alignment (or cost less) with the Notary NSW Guidelines which you can find in this page.
A Notary typically has more duties than a JP (Justice of Peace) as they are have their very own seals or stamps to be used in Australian and internationally.
Notary services relating to acts of verification include:
- Verifying a person’s identity by witnessing a signature or fingerprints
- Authenticating documents for international and national purposes
- Certifying documents such as wills, deeds, powers of attorney, contracts and other documents of a similar nature for use normally associated with international activity.
- Verifying certificates of law to be used in overseas courts
- Noting and if needed, protesting of bills of exchange
If you are residing in New South Wales, there are mainly two kinds of public officers who have the authority to help you legitimise your documents including confirming your identity and witnessing legal and binding documents.
The more widely common type is what is referred to as the Justice of the Peace.
A Justice of the Peace (JP) is quite helpful for tasks such as your identity confirmation (in certain cases), certifying true copies of original documents or witnessing statutory declarations.
However, there are many important cases where JP’s help would not suffice. That’s when a Public Notary is extremely important. A public notary is typically needed for more critical forms of legal verification.
Not everyone can be or is a Public Notary. To become a Public Notary, a lawyer must
- Be appointed by the Supreme Court
- Have completed 5 years of legal practice
- Complete the required Notarial Practice Course
- Apply through the Legal Profession Admission Board