NOTARISING DOCUMENTS FOR OVERSEAS USE
The New Zealand Society of Notaries describes a Notary Public as “a lawyer authorised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in England to officially witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, administer oaths and certify the authenticity of legal documents usually for use overseas.”
Notary Public and WRMK Director Steve Wong can assist you with the following:
- taking affidavits and declarations for use overseas
- certifying the authenticity of documents for use overseas, or
- certifying that a copy of a document which you don’t want to send overseas, is a true copy of an original produced, for example a passport or driver licence.
Steve is usually based in Whangarei but can also meet with clients in Kerikeri by prior arrangement (in most cases – however this is not always possible). Appointments are essential, please use the form below.
A minimum fee of $150.00 plus GST is payable per document requiring a notarial act. The hourly rate is $450.00 plus GST plus disbursements (if applicable).
Please contact us using the form below to make an appointment with Steve if you require the services of a Notary.
What to bring to your appointment
- The originals of any documents that need to be certified or witnessed to the meeting
- Documents that identify you – such as your passport, citizenship certificate, driver licence, firearm licence, and any other document bearing your photograph that may prove your identity – this will allow the Notary Public to positively identify you, the person signing.
Please make sure that all documents are fully completed – (no changes or additions can be made to the document after it has been signed by the Notary).
Some countries require that that you get your document apostilled or authenticated. An apostille or authentication is an official government certificate which proves that the signature, stamp, or seal on a document is genuine. Please click here for more information on this.