Notary Public in Chiang Mai
In many countries, a notary public is a lawyer who is licensed by the government to authenticate signatures or documents, and witness affidavits or statements of persons under oath. Notarization of documents is often required when it is important to show the authenticity of the document or to be sure that the person signing the document is who they say there are.
If you are in need for a notary public in Chiang Mai, a "notarial services attorney" may be able to meet your needs.
Notarial Services Attorney in Chiang Mai
Although Thailand does not have a notary public law, as an alternative some Thai lawyers are authorized to function as notarial services attorneys. The Lawyers Council of Thailand regulates the practice of notarial services in Thailand. A Thai lawyer is required to undergo and pass a professional training course on notarial services before he or she can be registered as a notarial services attorney.
Meet Our Notary Public in Chiang Mai
Khun Apichart Mattayanuwat is an English-speaking Thai notary lawyer at Siam Legal Chiang Mai office. He earned his Law Degree at Chiang Mai University in 2009 and received his Lawyer’s license in 2010. Khun “Den”, as he was fondly called, was admitted to the Thailand Bar Association in 2011 and he was certified as a Notarial Services Attorney in 2013.
A notary public Chiang Mai or a notarial services attorney may:
- certify copies of legal documents by a licensed notarial services attorney
- verify and certify the authenticity of signatures
- record statements made under formal oath
- administer and document oaths
- certify ID
- notarize oaths of instruments, e.g., power of attorney, to be used in other jurisdictions as normally accepted by the competent officer of the respective countries
If you need some other kind of authentication, certification or legalization you will likely need to go to your consulate in Chiang Mai, or the embassy of the country in Bangkok to which the document is to be presented. In some cases you will need to take a document to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legalization Division in Chiang Mai for legalization or apostille after it has been certified by a notarial services attorney or by the embassy.
Notary Services at Foreign Consulates in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is home to 18 foreign consulate-general and honorary consulates such as Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, UK and USA. These consulates may provide notarial services to its citizens. It is recommended that foreigners residing in Chiang Mai to check with the consular office if the services that they require may be provided by these consulates as some of the services may be provided only by their embassy in Bangkok.
Notary Services at US Consulate-General in Chiang Mai
The consular section of the US Consulate-General in Chiang Mai may provide notarial services such acknowledgement of signature, affidavits, power of attorney and certified copies of US passports. In addition, they can provide services for any person regardless of nationality so long as the document being notarized is required for use within the jurisdiction of the United States and is authorized by relevant U.S. law. There are certain services that the consulate cannot perform and these include notarised copies of academic certificates, marriage, birth and divorce certificates issued in the US without authentication from the US Department of State and Thai Embassy in Washington DC.
Notary Services at British Honorary Consulate in Chiang Mai
The British Honorary Consulate in Chiang Mai provides a limited range of notarial and documentary services to British nationals in Bangkok such as certified copy of British passport and British driving licence and affirmation of residency. However, the consulate cannot provide notarized copies of UK marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and educational certificates and to witness a signature on a Marriage Affirmation and Power of Attorney.
In cases where the consular officer at a foreign consulate in Chiang Mai cannot provide any notarial services that the foreign nationals may require, they may contact a licensed Chiang Mai lawyer to certify their documents, particularly if such documents will be used in Thailand.
Legalization at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thailand is also not a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (or Apostille Convention), so if you need to authenticate or certify a document that originated outside of Thailand or a document from Thailand that will be used in another country, you may also need to have it legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The "legalization" is the process by which a document is authenticated for international use.
Siam Legal Chiang Mai Notary Public Services
Our notary public in Chiang Mai can notarize all types of legal documents of an individual for use in Thailand and abroad such as:
- Private contracts and agreements
- Power of Attorney for use in Thailand and abroad
- Copy of documents as true copies
- Copy of passport or identification card
- Certificates (birth, marriage, divorce and educational)
- Bank documents and letters
- Property documents for use in Thailand and abroad
- Legal documents for use abroad
We also notarize corporate or business documents such as:
- Power of Attorney
- Documents for Company, Director and Shareholder
- Affidavit, statements, or declaration
- Legal translations
- Certificate of identity of directors or company officers
- Certificate of Company good Standing
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Company Resolution, minutes, contracts, and reports
For a reliable fast, and cost-efficient Notary Public service in Chiang Mai, our Thai law firm is the best option for you. For further inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.