Notary Public


Notarial acts are legally significant actions performed by notaries, officials of the executive authorities and consular posts. Depending on the legal system in the country, functions of notaries may differ in the breadth of powers and professional services and requirements.

    The notary as a specially authorized person provides legal testimony of fidelity for copies of documents, signatures, fidelity of translation of documents into another language, certification of ownership rights transfer, the transfer of inheritance, bequest, and the application of physical and legal entities, and many other actions in accordance with the local legislation on notaries.

 The Lawyers Council of Thailand regulates the functioning of the notarial service and gives practicing lawyers the authority to perform notary functions.

    Thailand is not included in the list of countries that have signed the Hague Convention (“Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents”. Concluded 5-th of October 1961), so in some cases, legal documents legalized through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the consular representation of the original document belongs.