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Notary Public here in Pattaya for USA papers - Any suggestions.
I have 4 papers that are for filing in the USA with one of the states governmental units. They require notarization. Has anyone had any 'EXPERIENCE' with using a Thai notary for papers filed in the USA.
And does anyone have a recommendation for where it is economical to do. I went to one source outside of Jomtien Immigration a few years back for a different matter and they wanted 1,000 per page.
Please post if you have actual experience only, no guesses.

 

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Mate - no way a Thai will be accepted.  I suggest you contact Benjamin Hart from Integrity Legal in Bangkok to talk about the matter - he is a qualified Lawyer in USA.  Tim Newton interviews Ben regularly regarding legal matters in Thailand - he has been in Thailand a long time and he knows most of it with regards to Legal and related matters affecting expats.  Check out their youtube channel - they cover it all - not that long a drive/trip from Pattaya. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO6aDpt9xRwgueZvwIsBpWg

http://www.integrity-legal.com/   or    https://legal.co.th/   

 

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There are now more than 30 states in the USA that allow legally valid Remote Online Notarization (RON).  I live here in Thailand and had my Trust documents notarized that way for Oregon.  I recall it being $25 per signature.  You have to go through a pretty exacting personal Q&A with the notary to be able to do that.  They dig up all kinds of publically available facts on you for the questions.  You can only get one answer wrong to use the notary.

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Quite a few years ago I required such. An online check gave some examples available  to  foreigners  and the exorbitant price.

Further research  by way of explanation of need  quickly led me to a  local identity who at the time was "top " Local Government Administrator who I also had met socially a few times. It transpired that he  was a fully accredited "Notary Public". Whether or not that was by virtue of  position or reputation I have no idea but his signature and official stamp was accepted and at no charge...... a fact of that as of my  expat origins is an indication of genuinosity  because there it is  illegal to charge a fee for such a public service even where such a person is a Lawyer or other such "legal" representative to the extent that they are people who are accredited  with the eqal but alternative title "Justice of the Peace".

I suggest you make inquiry at your local Government Office even if it need be a Thai who comprehends  your  need.

 

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10 hours ago, AussieBob said:

Mate - no way a Thai will be accepted.  I suggest you contact Benjamin Hart from Integrity Legal in Bangkok to talk about the matter - he is a qualified Lawyer in USA.  Tim Newton interviews Ben regularly regarding legal matters in Thailand - he has been in Thailand a long time and he knows most of it with regards to Legal and related matters affecting expats.  Check out their youtube channel - they cover it all - not that long a drive/trip from Pattaya. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO6aDpt9xRwgueZvwIsBpWg

http://www.integrity-legal.com/   or    https://legal.co.th/   

What do you mean a "Thai won't be accepted "?

 

Our marriage translation is notarized by Thai and it has never been questioned 

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7 hours ago, Marc26 said:

What do you mean a "Thai won't be accepted "?

Our marriage translation is notarized by Thai and it has never been questioned 

Behave Marc - you should know there was no 'slight' intended.  I meant someone with Thai legal/JP type  qualifications.  Check this out - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notary_public_(United_States)

But perhaps the OP did not actually need full Notary Services and perhaps the OP should ask that of the people asking for Notary Services.  If it is merely witness or certification then that can be performed by a recognised JP - that is not a Notary Service.   https://www.owenhodge.com.au/blog/what-is-a-notary/

 

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3 minutes ago, AussieBob said:

Behave Marc - you should know there was no 'slight' intended.  I meant someone with Thai legal/JP type  qualifications.  Check this out - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notary_public_(United_States)

But perhaps the OP did not actually need full Notary Services and perhaps the OP should ask that of the people asking for Notary Services.  If it is merely witness or certification then that can be performed by a recognised JP - that is not a Notary Service.   https://www.owenhodge.com.au/blog/what-is-a-notary/

I didn't think you were slighting anyone

 

I was just given my experience 

 

But as you said, every case is different 

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10 minutes ago, Marc26 said:

I didn't think you were slighting anyone

I was just given my experience 

But as you said, every case is different 

Fair enough - thanks.  Yes it is - I think the OP needs to clarify exactly what services he needs.  Like yourself I had my marriage documents translated and certified by a JP - full Notary services was not required.  Many people say 'notarised' when in fact they were 'witnessed' or 'certified' - it is a common misunderstanding. I know because I am a bit pedantic (you probably noticed 😉) and I had legal qualifications and experience.

 

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23 minutes ago, AussieBob said:

Fair enough - thanks.  Yes it is - I think the OP needs to clarify exactly what services he needs.  Like yourself I had my marriage documents translated and certified by a JP - full Notary services was not required.  Many people say 'notarised' when in fact they were 'witnessed' or 'certified' - it is a common misunderstanding. I know because I am a bit pedantic (you probably noticed 😉) and I had legal qualifications and experience.

And I just looked at our marriage certificate someone dopey like me got a standard translation stamp confused with Notary   😀

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I needed papers notarized for real estate deal. I went to US Embassy, make appointment first, pricey at $50. per signature. 

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4 hours ago, hardright said:

I needed papers notarized for real estate deal. I went to US Embassy, make appointment first, pricey at $50. per signature. 

You might wish to check out in the future, Notary online.  Many are allowing online notary particularly for real estate transaction since Covid.  A good number of the USA states now recognize online notories.  They validate your signature by hosting a video conference where you must prove your identity.  Really in the end, not any different than you standing in front of a person to validate your identity and sign in front of them. 

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