How it works

If you have been asked to get a document notarised, that normally means:

  • You have an affidavit, declaration, letter, agreement or other document which you need to sign in the presence of a notary, with the notary providing an attestation; or
  • You need a notary to certify a true copy of an original document; or
  • You need a notary to provide a certificate as evidence of something such as an Australian law, a person’s identity, or the status of an Australian company.

The general procedure involves arranging an appointment, and bringing your passport and driver licence (or other acceptable forms of government-issued photo ID) to the appointment to prove your identity.

It is usually helpful if you can email the document(s) through in advance, as this will normally enable me to provide an accurate quotation and to let you know if any additional information or actions are required.

I usually allow a maximum of 30 minutes for an appointment. Most appointments take between 5 and 20 minutes, but some, such as the signing of Malaysian land sale and purchase documents, can take longer than 30 minutes.

I accept payment by EFTPOS or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) on my mobile EFTPOS device.