Malaysia Notary Public
The powers of Malaysia notaries public are governed by the Notaries Public Act 1959. A Malaysia 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:-
In respect of any courts matters;
For proving due execution of any document;
For matters pertaining to a sea vessel.
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 Malaysia Notary Public
Section 6(1) of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 1949 provides that oaths shall be taken by:
- 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.
- Interpreters of questions put to and of evidence given by witnesses
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 s/he makes an affirmation.
Time taken for Malaysia notarization of documents:
Once the required documents are provided, Malaysia notarization process takes 3 to 5 working days.
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