What is a notary?
Notaries are experienced lawyers appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, based on their qualifications and experience. He is authorised to witness signatures and certify international documents.
How do you have a document notarised?
Bring the documents to our office in Bentleigh, Melbourne. If Misko needs to witness a person’s signature, that person must come to our office. Contact us on (03) 9557 2915 or [email protected] for a fixed quote or an appointment. Most international documents are needed urgently. If so, an appointment can usually be arranged within 24 hours or even sooner.
What do you bring?
If Misko is witnessing your signature, you must bring photo identification, like a passport and driver’s licence. However, if all you need is a copy certified as a true copy of original, all you need to bring is the original.
Can the notary come to you?
It is cheaper for you to come to our office. However, Misko will notarise documents at your home or office if required. This is useful if you are trying to get a number of people together to sign a document at the same time.
How can you certify documents when there is no original?
Some documents like government records or bank statements can only be found online. How can you get a certified copy when there is no hard copy paper original? The solution is, when you come to our office you show Misko the website where he can see that the website is official, and check the original document online. Misko can then certify a true copy of the original.
What does it cost?
The fees for notarising documents at our office are starting from $90 for one document and $30 per document for any additional documents, plus GST. The quote can be obtained at the time of making an appointment.
What do you do after the documents are notarised?
Most notarised documents are required by overseas governments or lawyers. Their requirements vary from country to country and even from department to department. Often, after the documents are notarised, they must be certified by the Australian government (DFAT) to authenticate Misko’s notarial seal. This process is called Apostille. We can arrange this for you. Sometimes the documents need to be certified by a foreign embassy or consulate. We can also arrange this. You should check with whoever sent you the documents to find out whether Apostille or any other authentication is required.