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What is the difference between notarised and Apostilled?

In the service of legalising documents by apostille we sometimes hear people refer to the service as notarisation. This is often a simple mistake and customers simply need an apostille so that their documents are legalised for use in another country. Legalisation of a document is the issue of an apostille so that the document […]

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Authentication process

Authenticates your document by comparing the signature and seal or stamp on the document against the information on file from the notary public/commissioner for taking affidavits. Does not validate the contents of documents. Authentication will only proceed if: all parts of the signature, seal and/or stamp of the notary public or commissioner for taking affidavits […]

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Steps to Proper US Notarization

Certified Copies of PassportsAcross the United States, 28 states (plus the District of Columbia) allow for some form of notary certification (or attestation) of copies of documents. According to the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs (“USDOSFA”) the following U.S. states allow for varying types of notary copy certification: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, […]

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Does each page need to be notarized?

Do I notarize every page of a document? As a notary public, you notarize signatures on documents. Generally, signatures are on the last page of a document, and there is some notary certificate wording below the signature section. If there is no notary certificate verbiage when you are notarizing, then you can attach a loose […]

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What is the validity of Apostille?

Apostille certificates have a date of issue. This is clearly recorded in section 6 of the certificate. Whilst there is no expiry date we are often asked by customers “how long does an Apostille last” or “when do they expire”. An apostille issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office only has a date of […]

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Is notarised agreement valid?

Spain acceeded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1978. Therefore, no diplomatic authentication or consular legalization of public documents from Spain is required for successful legal communication with other member states of the Convention. The documents only need to be attested by an apostille certificate with an […]

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Where Can I Get a Document Notarized?

To get a document notarized, you’re going to need to find a notary to meet with you in person or online. You can engage the services of a notary in a variety of places and through a variety of platforms. Consider looking for a notary in these locations: Your bank.Financial planner’s office.Attorney’s office.Accountant’s office.Real estate […]

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What does notarised document mean?

A notary public is a professional designated by your state who verifies your identity and authenticates your signing of important papers and documents. Notaries ensure that there is no fraud, forgery or force when it comes to placing your signature on contracts and important forms. They also keep important records in a logbook or journal. […]

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What is the difference between notarised and certified?

They all refer to the same thing. “Notarized Copy” and “Certified Copy” are used interchangeably. Technically, however, “Notarized” is a broad term, which could include witnessing someone sign something. For that reason, we prefer to use the term “Certified Copy” or “True Copy” to refer to a copy of a document that has been stamped […]

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Why are documents notarised?

Documents are notarized to deter fraud and to ensure proper execution. It is the responsibility of the notary public to ensure that the signers have appeared before them and have produced proper identification. The Notary Public officiates at the signing and insures that the documents are signed correctly. The notary makes sure that the signers […]