A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious 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 declarations, witness 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 notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction.
Consular Accreditation (Philippines) – Our Notary Public is accredited with the Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles. All documents from abroad must be authenticated by the consulate general in order for the documents to be valid for presentation in the Philippines. This would normally require a physical presence of the signatories at the consular office. With our notary, a document can be sent to the consulate for authentication and returned by the postal service. Contact Philippine Consulate General for detailed information.