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Saudi Arabia accedes to the Apostille Convention

08 April 2022

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention).

The Apostille Convention will enter into force for Saudi Arabia on 7 December 2022.

Read more here here

The 2022 (Unofficial) List of Countries subject to the Hague Apostille Convention

31 March 2022

The Board is pleased to provide revised (unofficial) list of Countries and their Dependencies, Territories and Autonomous Regions which are subject to the Hague Apostille Convention which has been graciously complied and provided by Professor Peter Zablud, AM, RFD.

Access the list here

Hunter Valley Conference Notarii Quo Vadis

In October 2022

The Board is pleased to announce its 2022 onshore Conference to be held on 28 & 29 October 2022 at the Cyprus Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley wine region of NSW.

There will be a range of speakers and the format will include several presentations throughout each day by experienced Notaries, panel sessions and a special dinner for all attendees and their partners.

More details will be circulated soon.

New Zealand Masterclass planned for second half of 2022

As travel between Australia and New Zealand is opening up, we intend to conduct a Masterclass for all New Zealand Notaries, and this will be either online or in person or both.

REPORT OF APOSTILLE SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING OCTOBER 2021

November 2021

The Board is pleased to provide members with the a Report kindly prepared by Professor Peter Zablud, AM, RFD entitled:

Report of Apostille Special Commission Meeting October 2021

PRACTICE NOTES

October 2021

The Board is pleased to provide members with the Practice Note and Opinion kindly supplied by New South Wales Society of Notaires which has been prepared by the then President, Justin Betar, regarding remote notarisation as it applies to Notaries in New South Wales entitled:

Practice Note – Remote Notarisation

PRACTICE NOTES

July 2020

The Board is pleased to provide members with the latest Practice Note kindly supplied by Professor Peter Zablud, AM, RFD relating to remote notarisation as it applies to notaries in Victoria, entitled:

“LIMITED ‘ONLINE’ NOTARISING IS NOW TEMPORARILY PERMITTED IN VICTORIA BY THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES LEGISLATION”

COVID-19 Update

June 2020

With many states enacting legislation about remote signing of documents within their domestic boarders, Notaries must be aware of their individual state legislative requirements and exercise extreme caution.

The Board is pleased to provide members with the latest Practice Note kindly supplied by the Society of Notaries of New South Wales titled “Remote Notarisation – Don’t do it”.

Annual Membership Fees

COVID-19’s interruption

The Board is very conscious that many members may be experiencing a change in their financial circumstances as a result of COVID-19.

To help members through this time, the Board has approved a reduction of the annual membership fee to $250 inclusive of GST.  We hope that this assists members for this coming financial year.  Annual invoices will shortly be sent by email and by post.  Payments of course maybe made online.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please get in touch with Justin Betar, Executive Governor and Secretary, to discuss how the College can help you maintain your membership.