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Notaries are qualified lawyers whose principal role is to authenticate and certify signatures on documents for use abroad. These documents include: powers of attorney; wills; administration documents for overseas estates; applications to work abroad; academic certificates.

When you visit a notary, make sure that you are able to provide a translation of your document(s) and that you can explain what their purpose will be.

Notaries cannot simply take your word for it; they will ensure they understand the documents and their intended use abroad to a satisfactory degree.

Once you have visited a notary and attained a certificate of authentication for your documents, they must then be translated into the language of the destination country.

You may have to produce the original notarial certificate with the translation.

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If you require notarised translations, legalisation by apostille or a sworn translation, and you’re unsure about what this entails, please find further information here. Alternatively, do not hesitate to get in touch with your queries.