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notary
ˈnəʊt(ə)ri/
noun
noun: notary public
  1. a person authorized to perform certain legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, and other documents for use in other jurisdictions.
     
     
     
     



    In many Countries of the world a document can only be accepted internationally, if it has been notarized or formally authenticated and its genuineness and valuably verified and certified by a Notary Public.
     
     Nigeria, like many Countries of the world requires documents to be notarized or for original documents to be certified by a Notary Public before those documents can be used abroad or in Nigeria if the documents are coming from other nations. In Nigeria, Notaries are senior members of the Nigerian Bar Association who have been called to the Nigerian Bar for at least 7 years, prior to the day of appointment as Notary Public. They are Legal Practitioners who are qualified to authenticate, prepare, attest, verify, witness and certify original and copy legal documents for use in Nigeria and internationally. A notarial certification or authentication is generally recognised as an international “certification of authenticity”. 
     
    The Hague Convention, gives international recognition to the office and seal of a Notary. From 1st October, 1936 when the Law No. 41 of 1936 of Nigeria and under the Law of No. 37 of 1936 of Laws of Nigeria, Notaries were appointed by Queen of England or her representative in the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria and registered and subscribed by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.
     
    Following the introduction of the Notaries Public Act Law No. 107 of 1955, they are now appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Every Notary appointed in Nigeria is by law deemed as an Officer of the Supreme Court of NigeriaLATEST NEWSComing soon: New Notary Public Secured Seal with enhanced security featureClick "Notary Locator" to find a Notary Public near you. 
    2016-09-30 23:45:31CONTACT USSupreme Court of NigeriaAddress:Three Arms Zone PMB 308, Abuja Nigeria.Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
     
     
    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF NOTARY PUBLIC

    The Underlisted is the requirements for Notary Public


      • 3 copies of formal Application letter printed on the letter headed paper should be
        addressed to the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Abuja.

      • Curriculum vitae (CV) should be duly signed. 23 copies for Lagos state and 15 copies for other states.

      • Photocopies of practicing fees receipt for 7 years preceding the date of application 
        and each payment must have been made as at when due on or before 31st of March of each year.

      • 3 photocopies of Call to Bar Certificate. 

      • 3 photocopies of Applicant’s Incorporation Certificate with the Corporate Affairs Commission



    For inquiries relating to operation of Supreme Court of Nigeria and other correspondences both local and international.
    Please send a mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF NOTARY PUBLIC

    The Underlisted is the requirements for Notary Public


      • 3 copies of formal Application letter printed on the letter headed paper should be
        addressed to the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Abuja.

      • Curriculum vitae (CV) should be duly signed. 23 copies for Lagos state and 15 copies for other states.

      • Photocopies of practicing fees receipt for 7 years preceding the date of application 
        and each payment must have been made as at when due on or before 31st of March of each year.

      • 3 photocopies of Call to Bar Certificate. 

      • 3 photocopies of Applicant’s Incorporation Certificate with the Corporate Affairs Commission




    For inquiries relating to operation of Supreme Court of Nigeria and other correspondences both local and international.
    Please send a mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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