A Notary Public in Victoria is a selected practising lawyer appointed by Supreme Court to hold a unique public office of authenticating documents for use internationally. They have the internationally recognised power and authority to prepare certificates of Australian law. This includes documents such as contracts, powers of attorney, transfers of property and deeds. The Notary provides a Notarial Certificate which enables them to be acceptable to the judicial or other public authorities in the countries in which they are produced.
A notary public also has the authority to administer oaths to the effect that a person signing a legal document was in fact, under oath when doing so. Notaries also perform other administrative functions of an international nature and can provide official verification of the identities of the signing parties enough to satisfy the Courts and to verify statements made as accurate and therefore, legally binding.
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