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Information on Notaries Public Profession

WHAT DOES A NOTARY PUBLIC DO?

A notary public is primarily concerned with the preparation and authentication of documents for use abroad. Notaries public are widely recognised internationally.

A notary public identifies himself on documents by the use of his individual seal. Such seals have historical origins and are regarded by most other countries as of great importance for establishing the genuineness of a document. A notary public's seal is registered with the High Court of Hong Kong and with many foreign consulates. Procedures exist for the seal to be further authenticated - a process called 'legalisation'.