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Postby aryana » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 3:52 pm

can someone suggesta good and reliable notary agency in singapore?

i need to get my transcripts notarised and send them to foreign universities??

http://www.eguide.com.sg/SG/SEARCH/Notary+Public/1


^^^^^^^ the above page has a list of notary agencies in singapore.


please ust tell me which among them is good and reputable??

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Postby aryana » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:17 pm

no one here ever used a notary before ???

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Postby maneo » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 2:51 am

Have you verified with the universities their specific requirements for the notary? Do not assume that any notary will do.

US institutions may require you use the notary service at the US consulate.

For documents to be used in China, the local notary may need to be acknowledged by the Chinese embassy, which in turn requires verification by the Singapore Law Society.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 7:29 am

You may also want to check if a Commissioner of Oaths is what you want.

Once you do find one, the only thing that matters is price. Some want $40 per page... in the US, many notaries offer this service for free or a nominal fee.

You can search here for at least a partial listing.

http://www.yellowpages.com.sg/newiyp/

As I close though, by rights the university should provide the notarized transcripts. After all, you are asking the notary to attest that the transcripts are unaltered university originals and how can he know that unless he received them from the university directly?

Possibly, you should have the university send copies of the transcripts directly to the universities where you are applying. This is very common (and required) practice in the US.

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Postby aryana » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 2:20 am

i will be doing that. getting my university to send copies to the universities directly. but or now i want to supply the collges with notarized copies of official transcripts.

the suggestion about notaries approved by the american embassy is a valid one keeping in mind that i want to send stuff to american colleges. dont know if the us consulate has its own notary.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 7:25 am

American embassies everywhere offer notarial services because for certain types of transactions, real estate for example, a local notary is not recognized. But you will find this to be a very expensive proposition.

But again, why are you notarizing? No notary will sign anything as being a true copy unless they made it or unless they got it directly from the university.

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Postby aryana » Fri, 03 Oct 2008 12:26 am

between the notary agencies listed in http://www.eguide.com.sg/SG/SEARCH/Notary+Public/1, can anyone recommend one that is particularly well respected and reliable?

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Postby taxico » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 2:54 pm

go to china town, enter buildings near the court, like pearl center or people's park complex, sniff around for one-man-operation law firms (dingy doors).

it's cheaper to get them to notarize your paperwork. ask before committing. some places charge ridiculous prices.

i believe it's $1.50 or $2 per page, and the another few dollars more for the embossed seal (per item basis, ie, 100 page passport = 1 seal + 100x$2, or 1 sheet of diploma = 1 seal + 1x$5, or 2 pages of transcripts = 1 seal +2x$2).

you're better off photocopying the paperwork yourself before heading down, or they will have to charge you for that. at crack prices.

make sure you triple check each page before you leave.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 2:56 pm

i forgot to mention, it may be about the same price to get duplicate copies of your transcripts from your university.

certified original copies by the school so no notary public nonsense. does that still need to be notarized?

FWIW, universities have a few embossing clamps lying around somewhere.

you can just clamp the transcripts without the red seal sticker if you're buddy fuddy with them!

unless you're gunning for some special or professional position, don't sweat too much over who notarizes your transcripts.

it -usually- just goes through the motion...

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 3:31 pm

I'll say it again since you choose to ignore it... if you bring in some transcripts and ask him/her to notarize that they are originals it will not happen because he/she does not know and cannot know if they have been altered by you.

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Postby hotpotato004 » Tue, 11 Nov 2008 5:26 pm

Hi, does anyone know here of a cheap notary public for certifying of true copy documents? their charging fee is so expensive :x


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