Notarial Duties

It is necessary for me to satisfy myself that you are who you are, which can be done by producing your passport and a recent utility bill, and also that you understand the meaning and effect of the document. If the document is in a foreign language it is desirable to have a translation available as it is of some importance that I understand the document as well as you. The need for a translation however can sometimes be avoided to save expenses.

Notaries are under a professional obligation to keep a protocol (copies) of each notarial act in number and date order and also a register recording details and any advice given.