LAC Lawyers offers Notary Services at our Chatswood Office. Please contact us on 9904 6800 to make an enquiry or an appointment.
- Documents issued by a court or tribunal
- Administrative documents
- Notarial Acts
- Official certificates including notarised documents
- Adoption applications
- Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
- Certified language translations
- Certificates of Divorce issued by the Family Court of Australia
- Certificates of Incorporation of Australian companies issued by ASIC
- Certificates of No Impediment to Overseas Marriages
- Change of Name documents – Deed Polls
- Commercial, corporate documents
- Doctors’ and dentists’ applications for overseas appointments
- International Affidavits, sworn statements and depositions
- Land Transfer documents
- Notarial Certificates of Good Standing in respect of Australian companies
- Notarised copies of Passports, Drivers Licenses and other identity documents
- Notarised Australian original public documents for use overseas
- Original university, TAFE and secondary school degrees, certificates and transcripts certified by an authorised officer or copies certified by a Notary Public
- Police Certificates issued by State or Federal Police attesting to the absence of a criminal record.
- Probate, Letters of Administration and deceased Estate documents
- Powers of Attorney
- Single Status Certificates
- Statutory Declarations
If a document is a bogus or forged document we will not notarise it.
What is a Notary and how does it work?
From 3 January 1986 notaries were appointed in New South Wales under the Public Notaries Act 1985 which was repealed by the Public Notaries Act 1997 commencing 26 June 1998. Only a legal practitioner who has held a full practising certificate for at least five years or more and is of good name and character can be appointed a notary public. A notary public is authorised by law to certify and attest documents required for use in overseas countries.
A document is notarised in NSW by a notary public when they affix their signature and official seal to a document certifying the due execution of it or verifying some fact or thing done in their presence which includes witnessing a signature to document(s) for use overseas or in Australia.
Once a document has been duly notarised it is required to be legalised and this is the process by which the signature and seal of a notary public is authenticated before a notarised document is valid in a foreign country e.g. Chile. A document is duly notarised when a notary public affixes their official seal to a document(s).
An official record of a notary’s seal and signature is recorded in a special data base maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) which is authorised to issue apostille or authentication certificates authenticating the signature and seal of a notary on Australian public documents. Ninety five percent of a notary’s functions will comprise verifying signatures or authenticating documents.
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- Migration / Immigration
- Notary Public Services
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