Dubai introduces ‘electronic notary public’ after amending the law

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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  • The automated notary public has been introduced as part of Dubai’s smart government transformation.
  • Companies providing notary public services are now required to inform Dubai Courts about licensed individual notaries public working in the company.

Dubai has introduced an automated system that performs the duties of the notary public without human interference and does away with the need for the presence of a person at the office of the notary public.

The ‘electronic notary public’ comes into being after an amendment to Dubai’s Notary Public Law by the UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

In a statement, the government said that the ‘electronic notary public’ has been introduced as part of Dubai’s smart government transformation.

According to the law, only UAE citizens with the necessary qualifications and background can perform the role of a notary public.

Other amendments require companies providing notary public services to inform Dubai Courts about licensed individual notary publics working in the company.

They should also ensure the individuals are provided with all the tools required to provide the service. The private company will be held liable for any mistake made by the company or its individual notaries public, the statement said.

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