Notary Public Services – Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Notary public services to witness Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

As a notary public, we assist clients who must swear or affirm affidavits and statutory declarations in Australia for use overseas. The affidavits or statutory declarations may be needed for court proceedings, finance applications and loan documents, employment or qualification recognition, or relate to various government documents and forms.

Before seeking our assistance, check whether the intended destination country has any formal requirements as to the form and nature of the affidavit or statutory declaration. You may even want to ask your lawyer in that country to provide you with guidelines or a checklist as to how the affidavit or statutory declaration must be signed and sworn. By making these simple enquiries, you avoid any unnecessary cost or delays associated with ‘getting it wrong’ the first time.

Remember, the laws of different countries are different, so you need to be sure that any document that you sign in Australia, even if it is legally valid in Australia, will be recognised in the intended destination country. If your lawyer in the intended destination country cannot provide you with the form and nature of the affidavit or statutory declaration, at least obtain the most appropriate wording or text that will give the document the best chance of being accepted in the intended destination country and legally valid according to their laws.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public


Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

Posted: 2010-05-01 00:00:20 / Last edited: 2013-09-15 11:58:08

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