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What is a Notary Public
The function of Notaries goes back over two thousand years, in one form or another, to the Roman Empire (“notarii”).
In 1279 the Archbishop of Canterbury was authorised to appoint notaries, by the Pope, until the reign of Henry VIII.
One of their chief functions is the preparation and/or authentication of documents to be used abroad, particularly for legal and business transactions.
All signatory countries to the Hague Convention will accept a notarised document on its face, as authentic and reliable.
In some instances, an Apostille may be required after notarisation and this is obtained through the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) – see www.dfat.gov.au.
In Australia, Notaries are held to a higher ethical standard than all others in the profession of law.