International Notary Public

We provide quick notarial service at a fair rate.

  • Formal Notarial Certificate
  • Certified true copy
  • Attestation
  • Affirmation, Affidavit
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Affixing of Apostille
  • Legalization
  • Other Notarial act

notary-public

Please contact our Ms. Sarah Lam at (852)2523-9155

WeChat: ngnshum

Email : sarah@ngnshum.com

Our office address: 21/F, United Center, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong

 

International_Notary_Public_2“The office of a notary public has its origin in the civil institutions of ancient Rome”. This is the opening sentence in N.P. Readys’ Brooke’s “Notary”.  In Roman times there were public officials called scribes and tabellio.  They first performed the duties of copiers and subscribers, who eventually rose to the rank of a learned profession with technical knowledge and skill.

They were appointed by the European emperor and popes. The English notary was first established in 13th century when the pope authorized the Archbishop of Canterbury to appoint notaries. In the 19th century the profession gradually come to acquire its present structure.

International_Notary_Public_1Before 1997, all Hong Kong notaries were appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The appointment system is now replaced by examination. Hague Convention 1961 abolished the requirement of legislation for foreign public documents and set out the requirements for the proof of documents intended to take effect in foreign countries.

However, unlike UK, PRC is not a party to the Hague Convention but diplomatic steps have been taken to ensure the continued application of the Hague Convention to Hong Kong.

The practice of a notary public in Hong Kong remain the same after 1997.

By the signature and official seal of our notary publics, we offer services of certifying the execution of documents, some facts or things or of which we have acknowledge:

1. witnessing the execution of documents and give certificate;

2. drafting a full juridical instrument and witnessing the execution of documents;

3. giving full probative act for countries which fully and automatically recognize notarial acts.

Our senior partner, Mr. Ng Siu Pang was appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to provide notarial services in Hong Kong.