Qualifications for appointment as a notary
No person shall be eligible for appointment as a notary unless on the date of the application for such appointment-
(a) a person had been practicing at least for ten years, or
(aa) a person belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes had been practicing at least for seven years, or
(ab) a woman who had been practicing at least for seven years, as a legal practitioner, or
(b) he had been a member of the Indian Legal Services under the
Central Government, or
(c) he had been at least for ten years,-
(i) a member of Judicial Service; or
(ii) held an office under the Central Government or a State
Government requiring special knowledge of law after enrolment as an
(iii) held an office in the department of Judge Advocate General or in the legal department of the armed forces.)
Application for appointment as a notary
(1) A person may make an application for appointment as a notary (hereinafter called "the applicant") in the form of a memorial addressed to such officer or authority (hereinafter referred to as the "competent authority") of the appropriate government as that government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, designate in this behalf.
(2) The memorial shall be drawn by a person referred to in clause (a) of rule 3 in accordance with Form I and by a person referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of the said rule in accordance with Form II.
(3) The memorial of a person referred to in clause (a) of rule 3 shall be signed by the applicant and shall be countersigned by the following persons,-
(a) a Magistrate,
(b) a manager of a nationalised bank;
(c) a merchant; and
(d) two prominent inhabitants of the local area within which the applicant intends to practise as a notary.
Fees for issue and renewal of certificate of practice and extension of area
The fee for the issue and renewal of certificate of practice
and extension of area shall be as under,-
a) issue of certificate of practice - Rs.1000;
b) extension of area of practice-Rs.750;
c) renewal of certificate of practice-Rs.500;
d) issue of a duplicate certificate of practice-Rs.300
Recently there is a amendment of the Notaries Act, now the applicants will have to appear and face an interview board.
The competent authority is the Ministry of Law at the State Level and Central level. For the memorial, please find it in the share files section. The file is uploaded by Sri Tribhuwan Pandey