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Information on Notaries Public Profession


Common notarial tasks are:

- preparing and witnessing powers of attorney for use overseas
- witnessing documents for purchase or sale of land or property overseas
- providing documents relating to the administration of the estate of persons who are abroad, or owning property abroad
- authenticating personal documents and information e.g. for immigration or emigration purposes
- authenticating company commercial and business documents
- preparing ship's protest
- providing authentication and a secure record for a transaction, document or event

All notaries public are also qualified solicitors and in performing their general legal work as a solicitor are subject to the regulation of The Law Society of Hong Kong.

Documents requiring attestation for use in Mainland China should be prepared by a China-Appointed Attesting Officer and presented to the China Legal Service (H.K.) Ltd. for authentication, registration and transmission.