How Can a Public Notary Help You?

How Can a Public Notary Help You?

If you have business, legal or financial documents which need to be used overseas, you will almost certainly require those documents to be notarised, and in some cases they may need to also be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

A notary can help Australian businesses trade overseas, by confirming you or your employees’ personal identity, witnessing the execution of documents and certifying copies of original documents that need to be provided to businesses or governments overseas.

In Australia and most countries (except USA) only senior lawyers can be Notaries.  Notaries must be registered with consulates and embassies and with DFAT, so that their notarial acts are legally recognised worldwide by governments and businesses. It is important to remember that a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner of Oaths CANNOT perform Notarial Acts.

To ensure that a document will be legally valid and/or acceptable in an overseas jurisdiction, you should contact your lawyer Adelaide or agent in the host country to confirm the legal requirements as to what is acceptable according to their local laws, customs & procedures. This allows the South Australian Notary to help you ensure that everything is correct when preparing, signing and notarising the document in Australia for production overseas.

Public Notary In Adelaide: How A Notary Can Help Before You Travel Overseas

Australian travellers should take certain precautions before they venture overseas.

Public Notary In Adelaide How A Notary Can Help Before You Travel Overseas

Many countries have a very high crime rate, with majority of crime being minor or opportunistic such as pickpockets or bag snatching.

Here are some of the benefits of using the services of a Public Notary before you leave:

Your passport is a valuable document that is attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. If you lose your passport, credit cards, driver’s license, health-insurance information or other important travel documents while you are away, it will be faster & easier to replace the originals if you have notarised certified copies of the originals. With a copy of your passport information and number, for example, you can go to the nearest consulate or embassy and have your passport reissued more quickly than if the number had to be tracked down and you have to prove who you really are.