Notary Public Services 

What is a Notary Public?

Need to send important documents overseas? Frichot Lawyers is here to help. We understand that every document is different, so our convenient and professionalservices are tailored to meet your specific needs. We pride ourselves on a friendly, efficient service with consistent attention to detail.
Frichot Lawyers is the largest law firm in Fremantle. We have extensive experience in a wide array of areas, and our Notary services are no exception. Ante Zorotovic has been a Public Notary since 2005 and has experience in providing clients with Notary services for
documents with destinations all over the world. This has cemented his excellent reputation, meaning that clients return to his accommodating and knowledgeableservices time and time again.

Costs

A scale approved by the Legal Practice Board establishes the fees charged by Notaries in Western Australia with highly competitive fees below the market average. Call us to get a quote today!

Witnessing signatures for Documents

Witnessing first single page document

$77.00

+ each additional page thereafter

$5.50

Each additional document of an
original needing to be witnessed

$33.00

Each additional person for the same document requiring notarisation

$55.00

Certification of Documents

First copy of original document

$77.00

+ each additional page thereafter

$5.50

Each additional copy

$33.00

FAQ’s

What is a Notary public?

A Notary Public is a person who is required when documents need to be ‘Notarised’, usually for overseas use.
A Notary Public will usually authenticate documents by certifying to the fact that the document has been signed and that the person signing the document is in fact the person identified in the document as being its signatory. Alternatively, they can attest that a document is a true and authentic copy of the original.
The ‘Notarisation’ enables foreign governments, companies or persons to recognise the documents as being valid. An international treaty called the Hague Convention, to which over 130 nations are now signatories, establishes this system

How is this different from a Justice of the Peace?

Mainly, because a Notary Public is internationally recognised, meaning that for documents that are destined outside of Australia, a Notary Public may be needed.

Can we provide advice on the document?

No. We cannot provide advice on the documents content. The service that the Notary Public provides is only to certify the document as a true copy or witness the signature.
The client holds responsibility for presenting a document that is in the correct form and has the correct content for the place that it is destined.

How is this different from a Justice of the Peace?

Mainly, because a Notary Public is internationally recognised, meaning that for documents that are destined outside of Australia, a Notary Public may be needed.

Can we draft documents that can then be ‘Notarised’?

Yes! One of our directors, Vito Dangubic, can draft some documents on a case by case basis that are destined for Croatia, Bosnia or Serbia. Please note that an additional fee applies. Please contact our Reception for more information.

How is this different from a Justice of the Peace?

Mainly, because a Notary Public is internationally recognised, meaning that for
documents that are destined outside of Australia, a Notary Public may be needed.

What kind of documents can you ‘Notarise’?

Our services are considered on a case by case bases, however documents that we have ‘Notarised’ include:

Passports, birth certificates, marriage  certificates, graduation certificates, academic  transcripts, bills and other Australian government documents, registration of business name or other ASIC documents, Power of Attorneys, letters in a different languages (Punomoc’s, Procura), affidavits (that are going overseas) and some Queensland land documents.

Do you provide services where I can get an Apostille?

No. This is a service provided exclusively by the DFAT. It is often required for documents
going overseas, and is a further Australian government certification that Ante Zorotovic is
an official Notary Public.
Please ask our friendly staff if you also require an Apostille and we will point you in the
right direction.
We always recommend to client’s that they check with the place they are sending the
document, as to whether any further certification is needed for their document. We also
always recommend that clients scan and send the scanned document to the recipient
before posting, in order to ensure that this is what the recipient would like to be sent to
them.

Can I make an appointment for someone else’s documents to be ‘Notarised’?

Appointments for documents that require the witnesses of a signature cannot be
completed by another person. For example, if Tom needs to sign and have his signature
notarised, Tom must come to the appointment.
Appointments made for the notarising of copies of original documents can be completed
by another person. However, to ensure that individuals documents are not being used
without their consent, written authorisation for their documents to be copied and
notarised must be brought to the appointment.
For example, if a wife wants to get her husband’s passport copied and notarised on
behalf of her husband, she will need to bring written and signed authority from him for
her to do so. This written authority must read to the effect of “I, Jack give authorization
for my wife Jill to have my passport (number PN404AU) copied and notarised on my
behalf.” To be clear, this written authority is for our records only, and does not need to
be Notarised or sent elsewhere.

Can I make an appointment for someone else’s documents to be ‘Notarised’?

Appointments for documents that require the witnesses of a signature cannot be
completed by another person. For example, if Tom needs to sign and have his signature
notarised, Tom must come to the appointment.
Appointments made for the notarising of copies of original documents can be completed
by another person. However, to ensure that individuals documents are not being used
without their consent, written authorisation for their documents to be copied and
notarised must be brought to the appointment.
For example, if a wife wants to get her husband’s passport copied and notarised on
behalf of her husband, she will need to bring written and signed authority from him for
her to do so. This written authority must read to the effect of “I, Jack give authorization
for my wife Jill to have my passport (number PN404AU) copied and notarised on my
behalf.” To be clear, this written authority is for our records only, and does not need to
be Notarised or sent elsewhere.

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