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Notary Public Services - Perth

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Notary Public Services Perth

The type of duties carried out by a Notary Public include:

  • Witnessing the signing of documents for use in foreign jurisdictions
  • Administering oaths for the signing of formal documents such as affidavits, oaths, affirmations and declarations
  • Certifying copies of original documents
  • Preparation of ship's protests and noting; and
  • Protesting of bills of exchange

Apostilles 

Certain documents require an apostille to authenticate the notarial seal. This authentication is carried out by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, typically for non-commonwealth countries.  Click here for more information regarding apostilles

Fees

We usually charge less than the scale of fee for notarial work. For an appointment with Michael Paterson and an estimate please contact us on (08) 9443 5383.

History 

The term "Notarius" or "Tabellio" originates from ancient Rome. These were Public Officials who would copy and transcribe official and private documents. Eventually in England, 1279, the Pope authorised the Archbishop of Cantebury to appoint Notaries, as they were virtually unknown.  Click here for more information on the history of Notaries

Nowadays, a Notary Public is normally a legal Practitioner who has been given the power and authority by the Supreme Court to authenticate and/or execute original and/or copies of the original documents. They also have the authority, to swear affidavits in accordance with the law and for the use in other foreign countries.

Michael Paterson was appointed as a General Public Notary on 17th April 2000 under the provisions of the Public Notary Act 1979.