Parramatta Notary Public – Happy New Year 2010

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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 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 Hauge 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 Hauge 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.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public


Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

Posted: 2010-01-01 00:01:15 / Last edited: 2018-05-26 15:09:05