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Notary in Jerusalem

Notary in Jerusalem

Notary in Jerusalem

Notary in Jerusalem

Notarized Signature Authentication 

Arguably, the most common form of notarization is the signature authentication.  The client meets the Notary in Jerusalem with his/her identification (either a Teduat Zehut or Passport – any passport from any country is fine as long as it is not expired and the name matches the name on the document).  The client signs on the document, and the Notary notarizes it.  Below are some common examples of signature authentication notarizations:

  1. Authentication of signature notarizations for real estate closing in America with Apostille
  2. Irrevocable Power of Attorney Notarizations to the bank for Mortgages
  3. Irrevocable Power of Attorney Notarizations to a Building Contractor
  4. General Power of Attorney Notarizations
  5. Authentication of signature for the purposes of one parent travelling with minor.

Notarized Translations

One of the most common needs for a Notary in Jerusalem are for notarized translations with, or without, an Apostille.  At Mister Notary, we make things very simple by having our clients simply email us their documents that require translating.  We then translate the document and notarize it, such that by the time we meet, all the work is completed.  We translate to and from virtually every language including Hebrew, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German,  Dutch, Flemish, French, Chinese and more!  Below are some common types of notarized translations:

1. Notarized Translations of marriage certificates
2. Notarized Translations of Divorce certificates and “Get”
3. Notarized Translations of Matriculation Certificates (“Bagrut”)
4. Notarized Translation of Academic Transcripts
5. Notarized Translation of Population Registry Documents (“Tamzit Rishum”)
6. Notarized Translation of Certificate of Name Changes
7. Notarized Translation of bills/invoices for proof of address
8. Notarized Translation of driving/driver’s licence

Notarized Copies

Individuals and Businesses commonly require the services of a Notary in Jerusalem to certify copies of documents for a variety of purposes, with and without apostilles.  In order to certify, also known as notarizing, a document as a true copy, you must present the original of the document to the Notary in Jerusalem.  Notarized true copies often go hand in hand with notarized translations and, in Israel, can usually be accomplished in the same notarization.  Below are some common examples of notarizing/certifying copies.

  1. Notarized true copy of a Passport
  2. Notarized true copy of a bill or invoice or some other document to confirm an address
  3. Notarized true copy of an academic degree or transcript

How Much Does a Notary in Jerusalem cost?

The most common question we get asked is “How much does a Notary in Jerusalem cost?”

Fortunately, the answer is not complicated because the fees for notarizing in Israel are fixed by the Ministry of Justice.  For example, say you need a Notary in Jerusalem to authenticate your signature.  Well, as of 2019, the fee for one signature on one document is 167 NIS + VAT (17% Value Added Tax) for a total of 195 NIS.

To see the entire fee schedule, click here.  Note, the fee schedule is in Hebrew, but feel free to contact us for a specific quote.

Why use the services of Mister Notary?

The next most common question based on the above is, “If all Notary fees are fixed by the Ministry of Justice, then why use Mister Notary”?

While this is a very fair question, the very simple answer is that there are at least 5 good reasons:

  1. Mobile Service – Mister Notary offers a mobile notarization service.
  2. Fluent English – Our Notary in Jerusalem is Anglo-Born and fluent in English.
  3. Efficiency – Mister Notary prides itself on fast, effective and efficient service. Our average meeting is 10 minutes max.
  4. Expertise – We are the only firm dedicated exclusively to notarizing and translating only.
  5. Perfect Record – Check out our Google Maps 5 Star rating here!

What do I need to bring to the Notary in Jerusalem?

The answer to this depends on what type of notarization you are seeking from the Notary in Jerusalem.  If it’s a signature authentication, you will need to bring the document, of course, as well as your Identity Booklet (Teudat Zehut) or Passport.  A Driver’s Licence is NOT accepted in Israel.  If a certified copy, you only need to bring the original document.  If a translation, you can simply email us the document to get started on the translation, and when completed, you can then come in with the original document.

Do you provide Apostilles?

Yes, we do. Clients can arrange to obtain Apostilles on their own once they obtain the notarizations from us, but we also offer the option of obtaining the Apostille for you to make the transaction quicker and easier for you. Ask us for more info if you require an Apostille.

Notarized Power of Attorney in Israel - Quick, Easy and Convenient!

Notarized Power of Attorney

Notarized Power of Attorney

What is a Notarized Power of Attorney?

A Notarized Power of Attorney  is a document, authorizing one to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter signed in front of a Notary.  It is used often in Israeli society.

What can be done with a  Notarized Power of Attorney?

A Notarized Power of Attorney can be used for all sorts of purposes. For instance, say John Smith wants to get information about his bank account and needs the assistance of Sam Jones. John has granted agency to Sam to act on his behalf in a Power of Attorney which he signed in front of a Notary. Now, Sam can go to the bank for John and get all the necessary information as if John himself as at the bank.  Of course, Sam will have to present the Power of Attorney to the bank clerk.

Why get a Notarized Power of Attorney?

A Notarized Power of Attorney can be used in many circumstances. For example, consider the aging parent who can no longer attend the various government offices or banks necessary for the normal conducting of his affairs.  With a Power of Attorney to his son or daughter, his child can handle the process for him. Or, consider the case where one’s child is travelling to the United States. It would be impossible for him to manage his affairs in Israel while he is abroad.  So, he gives a  Power of Attorney to his parents so that they can handle matters for him while he is away.  (Note, another common use of a Notarized Power of Attorney is for use in obtaining mortgages from the bank or when purchasing property from a real estate developer.  This will be the subject of a separate article.)

How Does One Obtain a Notarized Power of Attorney?

It’s really quite easy. Simply call a licensed Notary to schedule an appointment.  Mister Notary is an example of such a notarial service. Bring the Power of Attorney, your i.d. and payment to the Notary, and he will then witness you signing the Power of Attorney.  Afterwards, he will bind it together with his official stamp and seal to make it a Notarize Power of Attorney.  If you do not have the Power of Attorney Form, you can ask your Notary to prepare it, though he will ask for an additional fee for his time in preparing the form.

Does a Power of Attorney always have to be notarized?

No.  If you are giving a Power of Attorney over to your own lawyer, you need not have it notarized.  Your lawyer can stamp the Power of Attorney, and he can then use it to manage your affairs. However, in any other instance, you would have to have a notarized Power of Attorney in order for it to be effective.

Need a Notarized Power of Attorney?  Contact us to schedule your appointment now!