WHAT IS A NOTARY OR NOTARY PUBLIC
In most cases, in order for a document to be accepted internationally, it must first be legalised or formally proved to be valid and genuine. For this to occur, most countries require documents to be witnessed or for copy documents to be certified by a Notary Public before those documents can be used overseas.
In Australia, Notaries are senior experienced legal practitioners who are qualified to authenticate, prepare, attest, verify, witness and certify original and copy legal documents for use internationally. A notarial act is generally recognised as an international “certification of authenticity”.
Under the Hague Apostille Convention, the office and seal of a Notary is internationally recognised.
Our Notary is a current Member of the Society of Notaries of Victoria.