Integrity Legal

9th May 2011

In the Kingdom of Thailand there are often legal matters which require the services of a Thai notarial attorney. Unlike other countries, the Kingdom of Thailand requires that notaries be licensed Thai attorneys prior to becoming licensed to provide notarial services.

Notarial services can be of interest to those with legal matters pending in Thailand. This is not simply the case in the context of Thai limited companies or Thai property, but immigration matters may require the services of a Thai notary. Meanwhile, it is sometimes necessary for Americans resident abroad in Thailand to have documentation pertaining to American legal matters properly notarized.

Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to obtain notarial services from an American notary abroad. If this is the case, then virtually the only method of obtaining such a notarization may be through contacting of an American Citizen Services section of a US Embassy or US Consulate and requesting notarial services from a Consular officer. Determining whether one needs to acquire an American notarization or a Thai notarization can depend upon the unique factual circumstances of one’s situation. That stated, insight from either an American attorney or a Thai attorney on such matters could prove enlightening for those who are unsure about what type of notarization they need.

Integrity Legal (Thailand) Co. Ltd. is proud to announce that we are offering Thai notarization services for a fee of 200 Thai baht plus 7% Value Added Tax (VAT). The price of this notarization fee has been consciously set low by Integrity Legal as a courtesy to the public-at-large. The administration of this web log and the staff of Integrity Legal sincerely hope that by providing this service to the public at a reasonable rate it will be beneficial for all concerned.

Those thinking of acquiring notarial services are well advised to be aware of the fact that in an American context notaries generally are not entitled to practice law unless they have a specific license to do so. It is unfortunate that some operators described as “notarios” or “netarios” (alluding to such individuals on the internet and World Wide Web) sometimes pass themselves off as attorneys and thereby give the position of notary a bad name. When seeking legal advice it is always prudent to check the credentials of anyone claiming expertise in law. In an American immigration context, the public should make certain that anyone practicing United States immigration law is licensed to practice law in at least one State or relevant jurisdiction pursuant to federal regulation.

Those wishing to acquire a Thai notarization from Integrity Legal are encouraged to Contact Us.

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