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NA seeks better notary services

Update: May, 29/2014 - 08:46
People get their documents validated at a notary office in Ha Noi. — VNS Photo Truong Vi

HA NOI (VNS) — Most National Assembly deputies agreed yesterday for the need to revise the Law on Notarisation to improve the quality of notary services.

They were speaking at the ongoing seventh session of the 13th NA meeting yesterday.

The deputies particularly welcomed draft amendments to the law to expand the rights of notary offices to make them more convenient and to reduce administrative work.

They agreed with draft regulations to allow notaries to validate translated documents, signatures and photo-copied documents, similar to notarisation by Government administrative offices.

Deputies Le Minh Hien from the southern province of Khanh Hoa and Ho Thi Thuy from the northern province of Vinh Phuc said it was also essential to have regulations requiring notaries to be responsible that the content of translated documents conformed with the law.

Their discussion also focused on the working age of notaries. Deputy Dieu Huynh Sang from the southern province of Binh Phuoc agreed that notaries should continue working until the age of 65 regardless of their gender. Some deputies said notaries should be allowed to work for private notary offices after retiring.

Many deputies said notary offices must have at least two notaries to ensure efficient operation, adding that they should be strictly supervised.

However, a notary officer should be able to open an office in remote and disadvantaged areas.

Earlier the same day, deputies discussed draft amendments to the law on management and use of State capital in production and business.

Most agreed with the need for revisions to handle shortcomings in investment and management of State capital by some enterprises and to improve their efficiency.

They also discussed draft amendments to the enterprise law. — VNS

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