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Section 8 – The Notaries Act, 1952

The Notaries Act, 1952


8. Function of Notaries.-


(1) A notary may do all or any of the following acts by virtue of his office , namely:-


(a) verify, authenticate, certify or attest the execution of any instrument.


(b) Present any promissory note, hundi or bill of exchange for acceptance or payment or demand better security.


(c) note to protest the dishonour by non acceptance or non payment of any promissory note, hundi, bill of exchange or protest for better security or prepare acts of honour under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, or serve notice of such note or protest.


(d) note and draw up ship’s protest, boat’s protest or protest relating to de moorage and other commercial matters.


(e) administer oath to, or take affidavit from, any person,


(f) prepare bottom and respondent bonds, charter parties and other mercantile documents.


(g) prepare, attest or authenticate any instrument intended to take effect in any country or place outside India in such form and language as many conform to the law of the place where such deed is intended to operate.


(h) translate, and verify the translation of, any document from one language to another.


(i) any other act which may be prescribed.


(2) No act specified in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to be a notaries act except when it is done by a notary under his signature and official seal.



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