In recent years, since the prosperous development of international trade and the frequent interaction among people of different countries, either corporations or individuals often need to use documents in foreign countries. To make sure the signature or governmental documents are genuine, it is necessary to apply for notarization with the notary public.

Taiwan

Public document notarization
Translation instrument notarization
Letter of consent notarization
Signature pattern notarization
Letter of authorization / Power of Attorney notarization
POA for investment of foreign citizen notarization
POA for custody notarization
Diploma / Transcript notarization
Bank balance proof notarization
Single Affidavit notarization
Declaration of non-blood relations notarization
Birth certificate notarization
Affidavit for divorce registration notarization
Marriage affidavit notarization
Affidavit of sole proprietorship of the pharmacy notarization
Tuition loans guarantee notarization
Agreement of rebuilding villages notarization
Certificate of service notarization
Company setup/change registration form notarization

China

Documents in relation to heritage, adoption, marriage, birth, death, appointment, educational background, residence, family dependent, proof of property right, taxation, medical records, working experiences. For example:

Affidavit of willing to settle in Mainland China notarization
Authentication of adopting Chinese children notarization
Declaration of non-blood relations notarization
Single Affidavit notarization
Birth certificate / death certificate notarization
Letter of authorization / Power of Attorney notarization
Certificate of educational background / diploma / transcript notarization
Household certificate notarization
Company setup/change registration form notarization

Abroad

Generally speaking, when taking documents issued in Taiwan to foreign countries, the documents will need to be notarized by a notary public in Taiwan, be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and be legalized by foreign Embassy or representative office. The commercial documents include:

Letter of authorization / Power of Attorney notarization and legalization
Company setup/change registration form notarization and legalization
Certificate of manufacturing, exporting and selling notarization and legalization
Certificate of free sale notarization and legalization
Sale agreement notarization and legalization
Distribution agreement notarization and legalization
SGS certificate notarization and legalization

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Asia

 

Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macaw, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Philippine, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan

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Europe

 

England, Germany, France, Russia, Netherland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Belorussia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Rumania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

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America

 

United States of America, Canada, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay

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Oceania

 

Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Marshall Islands

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Africa

 

Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mauritius (Mauritius), Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Swaziland

Power of Attorney/Letter of Authorization

 

Such as the POA to appoint an investment agent when foreigners investing in Taiwan, the LOA to appoint agents to deal with matters related to sale, or the POA to appoint a friend or relative to handle bank procedures and properties abroad.

Commercial documents

 

For example, both parties reached an agreement of trademark authorization via telephone, fax or email and also agreed with the contractual terms, but they were not able to execute the contract together. At this circumstance, both parties may sign the contract separately in front of a notary public, which shows that they know and agree with the terms of the contract. The notary public will confirm the signature is made by the party himself/herself, and this achieve the intended purpose of signing a written agreement. Some countries may ask companies to arrange notarizations for invoice, quotation, contract or agreement when the transactions are special (usually transactions with the government).

Personal documents

 

Such as birth certificate, death certificate, certificate of marriage, certificate of divorce, diploma, household certificate, documents relate to heritage, adoption or residence…etc.

Documents issued by government, school or hospital

 

household certificate
certificate of manufacturing,
exporting and selling

certificate of free sale
birth certificate
death certificate
certificate of marriage
certificate of divorce
diploma
transcript
passport
ID
police criminal record certificate