Malaysia – Notary Public assisting with Probate documents
Notary Public helping you manage deceased estates in Malaysia
Assisting the Malaysian community in Sydney with their notary requirements often means that we are called on to notarise legal documents used in applying for probate, or in the administration of deceased estates in Malaysia. Legal documents such as applications and affidavits required as part of legal proceedings in the High Court must be signed and witnessed by a notary public (notari awam) if signed outside of Malaysia (ie, in Australia).
Legal documents intended to be used in Malaysia sometimes follow some strict rules when it comes to signing, especially when signing in another country. Aside from notarisation, some government offices and courts are known to be quite strict with the kind of pen used to sign, the colour of the ink and the colour of any stamps that appear on those legal documents. While we have considerable experience in dealing with legal documents intended to be used in Malaysia, you should always seek specific advice from you lawyer or whoever has prepared the documents or asked you to sign them and have them notarised.
How can we help with your probate or estate issues in Malaysia?
If you reside in Sydney but have probate or estate issues in Malaysia, then our notary services can help you finalise your legal documents without hassle or complication. All we require is that you have your lawyer in Malaysia prepare your legal documents and send them to you in Australia with clear instructions as to what they or the court requires. If you do not have a lawyer in Malaysia, we are able to refer you to law firms that have an existing relationship with our firm in previous matters.
If you are a Malaysian national signing applications or affidavits for probate or estate matters in Malaysia, you will also need to bring your Malaysian passport or identity card to verify your identity at the time of signing and notarisation.
Our experience and familiarity in dealing with probate and estate matters in Malaysia means we are able to also offer a low cost fixed fee to notarise legal documents intended to be used in Malaysia.
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.