Notaries Explained


Our Notary Services
 

NOTARY FUNCTIONS

  • Taking Affidavits, Declarations & Depositions.
  • Certifying copies of original documents.
  • Verifying/certifying Company documents and ASIC database details.
  • Verifying identities and/or signatures.
  • Witnessing signatures to local and international documents such as Sale and Purchase Agreements, Transfers of land, Assignments of Intellectual Property, Powers of Attorney, Authorities, Deeds, Security Documentation, Mortgages, Company Resolutions, Minutes and Reports.
  • Obtaining Authentication or Apostille Certificates from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Arranging for legalisation of documents with relevant Embassy or Consulate.
  • Administering oaths for the giving of evidence.
  • Preparing Notarial Certificates of Law & Good Standing.
  • Noting and Protesting of Bills of Exchange.
  • Preparing of Ship Protests.
  • OUR SPECIALITY: CERTIFICATES OF GOOD STANDING for Australian companies trading overseas including certifying ASIC documents

 

A Public Notary has a duty to:

 

  • Confirm the true identity of a signatory by careful examination of an identity document, such as a current Driver’s Licence or Passport;
  • Determine that a signatory does not suffer any legal incapacity, such as a congenital disability, physical or mental illness, physical injury, advanced age, or apparent intellectual deficiency;
  • Ensure that a signatory fully understands the nature and effect of the contents of a document to be signed and witnessed;
  • Ascertain that a signatory acting in an official representative capacity e.g. a secretary or director of an ASIC registered Company , has the Company’s authority to sign on behalf of the Company; and
  • Refuse notary services if a document constitutes a fraud or an unlawful act.