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Terms of use


What is a notary public?

Notarial practice

Authentication of the notarial act

"Public documents" under the Apostille Convention


"My commission expires ..."

When a notary will decline to intervene

Affidavits, declarations and other documents

Copies of academic and education credentials

Foreign language documents

International wills

The origins of the notary's seal

About me

David Thomas Banner

3, Sussex Terrace, Hawthorn, South Australia 5062
Telephone: 0435 588 775
(International: + 61 435 588 775)


Privacy is a serious concern for many users of the Internet. This Privacy Statement is intended to inform you about the privacy implications of providing personal information to me through this site.

I do not, at present, use any encryption or other security technology on this site. Consequently, I cannot guarantee the security of any electronic transmission of your personal information to me through this site. Telephone and facsimile transmissions are also insecure, but I do not know whether they are more or less secure than electronic data transmission.

I have no knowledge of, or control over, hardware or software which may be used outside my site for, or incidentally to, the transmission of your personal information.

You must, therefore, make your own judgment whether or not you are willing to transmit your personal information to me electronically.

If you do transmit your personal information to me through this site, and I receive that information, I give you the following undertakings:

If you have any questions or concerns relating to the privacy of your personal information, please contact me.