Notary Attestation is the basic procedure of Authentication which is done before other Attestation procedures in which the document bears a Notary Stamp of a Notary Public Offices. This can be considered as the preliminary procedure. The notarization makes a document legalized for further proceedings in attestation and legalizations. It gives the document authenticated for all the attestations including Home department or Human Resource department (HRD), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Embassy legalizations. Superb Enterprises Private Limited (SEPL) offers you with premium and first-rate Notary Stamp Services in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar-Punjab, Banglore-Karnataka, Pune-Maharashtra, Kochi-Kerala, Hyderabad-Telangana, Trivandram-Kerala, Mumbai-Maharashtra, Kolkata-West Bengal, Bhopal-Madhya Pradesh, Ahmedabad-Gujarat, Raipur-Chhattisgarh, Guwahati-Assam, Goa and Dubai- UAE.
A notary is a lawyer or legal practitioner, practicing in India for ten years or more (seven years in the case of a woman), who has the power to administer oath to any person, note or protest an instrument, verify and authenticate documents, translate and validate the translation of a document, for attesting copies of documents as authentic copies and other associated functions.
Notary is a person appointed by the Central Government or state government under Notaries Act 1952. He is a public officer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents, and execute certain other acts depending on the jurisdiction. The Central Government may appoint a notary for the entire or any part of the country. Similarly, the state government may employ a notary for the entire or for any part of the state.
Before doing any act of notary, it is the duty of the notary to ensure that the proper stamp duty is paid, if not he may impound it under Section 33(1) of the Stamp Act. Apart from the regular Notary Stamps duty, the act of notary attracts additional stamp duty under Article 42 of Indian Stamp Act and Article 36 of Karnataka Stamp Act, which is Rs. 10/-.
The Section 139 of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 has an express provision, where any affidavit verified by notary is acceptable as evidence. Similarly, Section 297 of Code of Criminal Procedure provides for admission of affidavits verified by the notary.
It is mandatory for notary to use his official seal. The Notaries Rules 1956 has prescribed the form and design of the seal to be used. Every notary must use a plain circular seal of a diameter of 5cm bearing
The notary should use his office seal on every document. The Evidence Act also provides that the courts must take judicial notice of seal of the notary. In the absence of the seal of the notary, the document has no evidentiary value.
The Notaries Rules 1956 has prescribed the fee for each category of act. The rule No.10 refers to the fee to be collected by the notary. The rates of fees to be charged by a notary shall be displayed by him in conspicuous space both inside and outside his chamber or office.
Every notary shall grant a receipt for the fees and charges realized by him and maintain a register showing all the fees and charges realized. In addition to the fee, notary may also charge the travelling allowance by train or road at Rs. 5 per kilometer.
Name of notaries act
Name of executants or person concerned with full address
Contents of document
Notaries’ fee stamp affixed
Serial No. of receipt book
Signature of person concerned
Signature of notary