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Oaths Affidavits and Affirmations.

The Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 provides that these may be signed before a Notary Public. Such deeds should not relate to any matter in respect of the preservation of the peace, prosecutions, trial or punishment of an offence, or any proceedings before either house of Parliament or any committee thereof.

Foreign documents. 
Documents for use in foreign jurisdictions often require execution before a Notary. Care should be taken to ensure that you have your authority registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before executing such documents.

Notarial execution. 
Signature on behalf of persons who are blind or unable to write. See the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.

Miscellaneous 
Other functions include notarising entry of a person to overseas territories, notarising documents in connection with formation of overseas companies and drawing for repayment of bonds of 

Identity of the deponent

  • Proof of identity consistent with money-laundering standards is required to be seen  and recorded. Often documents require the incorporation of a declaration by the notary that he/she is satisfied as to identity.
  • The deponent understands the document
  • Documents in foreign languages must be accompanied by a certified translation.