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Notarization Law of the People’s Republic of China-2005

A notary is a notarial practitioner who meets the requirements as prescribed by this Law and is working in a notarial institution. Notarization means the act performed by a notarial institution, upon the application of a natural person, legal person or other organization and following statutory procedures, to certify the authenticity and legality of a civil juristic act or a fact or document of legal significance. The judicial administration departments shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Law, exercise supervision over and provide guidance to the notarial institutions, notaries and notaries associations.

Order of the President of the People’s Republic of China No. 39

The Notarization Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 17th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on August 28, 2005, is hereby promulgated and shall go into effect as of March 1, 2006.

Hu Jintao

President of the People’s Republic of China

August 28, 2005

Notarization Law of the People’s Republic of China

(Adopted at the 17th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People’s Congress on August 28, 2005)

Contents

Chapter I General Provisions

Chapter II Notarial Institutions

Chapter III Notaries

Chapter IV Notarization Procedures

Chapter V The Effect of Notarization

Chapter VI Legal Liability

Chapter VII Supplementary Provisions