What is a Notary?

notary is a person licensed by the government to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the profession takes varies with local legal systems

What is Notary Public?

A notary public (or notary, or public notary) is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarationswitness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notary copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction.[1] Any such act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.[2]

Duties of a Notary public are

Certify, attest or authenticate any instrument

Administer oaths or witness swearing by deponents for affidavits

To carry out translations and verify such translations of legal documents from one language to another

To record proof/evidence in criminal or civil trials and to act as commissioner if so directed

To perform the function of an arbitrator, counselor or mediator.

According to Rule 10 of the Notaries Rules, 1956, the stipulated fee payable to a Notary Public for various activities is as follows –

Notarization of instruments

INR 35/- if amount in the instrument does not exceed INR 10,000/-

INR 75/- if the amount is between INR 10,000/- and INR 25,000/-

INR 110/- if the amount of the instrument is between INR 25,000/- and INR 50,000/-

INR 150/- if the amount exceeds INR 50,000/-

Half the charge of the original for duplicates protests

INR 15/- for verifying, certifying and attesting execution of any instrument

INR 35/- for promissory note presentations, acceptance of payments or bills

INR 15/- for administering/witnessing oaths or to take affidavits from deponents

INR 150/- towards preparation of documents or instruments to be used outside the country

INR 75/- for translation and verification of such translated document from one language to another

INR 10/- per page for attesting a document as true copy

Steps involved to “Notarize” a document:

  • Identifying the person appearing before the notary by reference to significant proofs of evidence including passport, driving license, birth certificate, diplomatic documents etc.
  • Where land titles are involved or significant rights may accrue by reference to the identity, signatures may also be verified, recorded and compared
  • Recording the proof of identity in the notarial register
  • Taking an affidavit or declaration and recording the fact
  • Recording the signature of the person in the register
  • Sealing or stamping and signing the document
  • Recording all steps in the register
  • Delivering the completed original to the person appearing
  • In some cases, retaining a copy of the document in the register
  • Charging the person appearing a fee for the service

Consequences of Not Notarizing a Document

The law does not mandate that all legal documents be notarized. However, for some, it is mandatory. For those documents where notarization is mandatory, lack of it can lead to the document being declared legally unenforceable or invalid.

If you do not notarize your documents, you are robbing it of a layer of authenticity which could potentially get your document rejected in court cases or similar scenarios. Rules and therefore, consequences relating to notarization or the lack of it vary from state to state in India. But the summary is that if you do not notarize a document, its legally validity and authenticity will be doubtful.

How to Become a Notary Public In India?

If you are wishing to become a Notary Public yourself in India, here are some things that you must be aware of-

You need to have been practicing law for at least 10 years (7 years for candidates belonging to the SC/ST category)

A woman can apply for the same if she has been practicing law for 7 years as a legal practitioner

If a person has been a member of the Indian Legal Services under the Central Govt. for the last 10 years and has been

  1. a member of the Judicial services
  2. held office under State/Central govt. for a position requiring special knowledge of law
  3. held office in the Dept. of Judge Advocate General or the legal dept. of the Armed Forces

Where to Find Notary Services in Bangalore?

Traditionally, those in need of notary services had to first find a notary public and then travel to meet the notary in-person. This can cause tremendous cost, delay, and inconvenience to the customer, as they must find time in their schedule to visit the notary.  Now with the development of government e-services, it is easier and more convenient to process transactions. However, you still have to carry out some tasks in the traditional way. We at bring you benefits of these e-services combined with our expert legal help at your doorstep.

Be assured, we provide you with the best Notary service in Bangalore. Moreover, we also provide the best affidavit service in Bangalore.

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1. Visit and Select “Notary Services”

2. Please select the Document Type (Sale Deed Registration, Lease Deed Registration, Gift Deed Registration, Rental Agreement Registration, Mortgage Deed Registration, Will Deed Registration, Rectification Deed Registration, Partition Deed Registration, BBMP Guidance Value)

3. Fill in your Name, E-mail address, Contact number, Message and submit it.

4. We will review the Documents and confirm the details with you with E-mail or Telephone.

5. Once, the details are confirmed you can make the payment.

6. Documents are delivered to your door step in 24-48 working hrs.

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