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Notary Public in Malaysia

Update Date:2015-9-21 14:57:07 Source:Tannet (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Views:748

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In Malaysia, the powers of notaries public are governed by the Notaries Public Act 1959. A notary public may administer oaths and affirmations for affidavits and statutory declarations for the following matters:


(a). witnessing/ attesting any official documents intended for overseas use;

(b). the administration of oaths intended for overseas use;

(b). affirmations of affidavits and statutory declarations intended for overseas use:-

  1. in respect of any courts matters;
  2. for proving due execution of any document;
  3. for matters pertaining to a sea vessel.


Malaysia Notary Public


A Malaysian notary public's powers do not extend to administering or affirming any affidavit or statutory declaration which is executed for the purpose of being used in any court or place in Malaysia, or to take or attest any such affidavit or statutory declaration.


Who May Take Oaths Before A Notary Public

Section 6(1) of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 1949 provides that oaths shall be taken by the following:

 i. Witnesses, i.e. all persons who may be lawfully examined, or give or be required to give evidence, by or before any court or person having authority to examine such person or to receive evidence

ii. Interpreters of questions put to and of evidence given by witnesses
iii. Translators

iv. Jurors


Section 7 of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 1949 provides that any person required to take an oath under any other written law shall be deemed to have complied if she/he makes an affirmation.


Time taken for Notarisation of documents:

Once the required documents are provided, notarization process takes around 3 to 5 working days.

Please bear in mind, all the documents submitted must be clear and net by using black ink pen for all the information fill up and signature.


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