Do you need to see me in person?

Depends. You will need to present yourself in person – whether at our office or at a prior agreed venue, if we need to witness your signature or verify your identity in some way. Check with whoever has asked you to obtain notary public services to clarify their requirements with regards to personal identification.

For example, we may not need to see you if you only need us to certify copies of original documents. In that case, we generally only need to see the original documents (not the person).

If we need to witness your signature or verify your identity, then you must be able to prove your identity to us by producing some form of photographic identification (ie, drivers licence issued in Australia, or a passport). All photographic identification must be current and valid, and must reflect your name or any other identifying number referred to in the document that you need to have notarised.