Parramatta Notary Public – Happy New Year 2010
Notary public services across Sydney
The first blog of the new decade is dedicated to establishing this website as a new generation of notary public services in Parramatta serving clients across Sydney.
What is a Notary Public?
A notary public, also known as a public notary, is a senior lawyer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness, and authenticate documents and perform certain other acts in relation to documents in Australia but intended to be used overseas.
We assist clients from all over the world by sending documents to all parts of the world. Our details form part of the official register maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to ensure that documents notarised by us can be promptly authenticated without hassle. Various foreign consulates and embassies recognise us as providing notary public services and we appear on their lists of recommended notary publics. Make an appointment today to see our notary public to notarise your documents.
What does a Notary Public do?
- A notary public attests documents and certifies the execution of the documents.
- A notary public prepares and certifies certain legal documents.
- A notary public administers oaths, witnesses affidavits, statutory declarations and other documents.
- A notary public certifies copies of the documents.
What is an Apostille?
In Australia, an apostille is a certificate issued by DFAT certifying that a document has been notarised by a notary public. An apostille will only be recognised in a country that is a party to the Apostille Convention. To obtain an apostille, you must first make an appointment to see our notary public to notarise your documents.
If you are sending your document to a country that is not a party to the Apostille Convention, you must have your document Authenticated. As part of our notary public services, we can assist you with arranging for the apostille through DFAT.
What is Authentication?
In Australia, DFAT will authenticate notarised documents by certifying that the documents were notarised by a notary public. Once DFAT have authenticated the document, you must take that authenticated document to the relevant consulate or embassy before it can be sent to the intended country for use. To obtain an authentication from DFAT, you must first make an appointment to see our notary public to notarise your documents.
As part of our notary public services, we can also assist you with arranging for your documents to be authenticated by DFAT and in some instances, assist with legalising your documents with the foreign office of the intended destination country.
Do you have any questions regarding this article?
Whether you're notarising a document for the first time or the hundreth time, the requirements, processes, and terms can be confusing and daunting - or just a pain and a hassle (especially if you need an apostille, or to authenticate or legalise as well). Don't worry! We're here to simplify it, explain it, and help you with what you need to achieve it.
Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our notary public services. We've also created a flowchart to help explain notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.
So, what's next?
Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?
We're a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries, our low-cost fixed fees and service offering, and our availability to help on short notice. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, we help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney.
Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to other countries.