Thursday, July 16, 2015

Commissioner of Oath / Notary Public

I asked a lawyer, what is the difference between a Commissioner of Oath and a Notary Public? He said.

- The Commissioner of Oath is required for a document that is used in Singapore. A Christian used the word Oath while a non-Christian use the word Affirm. The process is simpler and the cost is lower.

- A Notary Public is required for a document that is used outside Singapore. In some cases, a seal has to be affixed. It is more costly to have a document certified by a Notary Public.

A lawyer can be appointed by the court to be a Commissioner of Oath or a Notary Public after being in public practice for 5 to 10 years.

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