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Notarisation – Why is it necessary

Notarisation is an important part of society as it allows individuals and companies alike to conduct personal and professional transactions. You may ask for some examples as to why notarisation (and further attestation if applicable) is necessary.

On a personal note, you may seek to work overseas. If this is the case, you may need to have your education documents, birth certificates and/or marriage certificate attested for your new employer for identification verification.

It is also not uncommon for overseas law firms to request beneficiaries of a will in a probate matter to sign documents in Australia if the deceased was based overseas and they have property and/or assets. Overseas law firms and/or banks may also require notarisation of documents where you are involved in an overseas purchase/sale of a property. On a more somber note, if you are partaking in divorce proceedings where one party is based overseas, you may find yourself requiring notarisation for documents (such as marriage and/or divorce certificates, parenting and/or financial agreements, as well as perhaps statutory declarations and/or affidavits).

Now on to a more commercial note, if business is being conducted overseas and documents require notarisation and/or attestation, it is important that this is carried out correctly. Such transactions could include and supposedly not limited to overseas registration of a company, large financial/trade import/export transactions, appointment of new company directors/secretaries, registration of company logos as well as perhaps requiring certificates of good standing to be drafted to vouch for a company’s status.

If you feel you may require notarisation and/or attestation assistance with any of the abovementioned transactions and/or anything else, please contact attestation@bannermans.com.au.