Notary Public


A Notary Public is a public officer appointed by the Supreme Court of Togo to serve the public in matters usually concerned with foreign or international business. Acts carried out by a Notary Public are recognized around the world.

A Notary Public is empowered by law to carry out the following services:

  • Administer Oaths
  • Witness/ Attest Signatures on Deeds and official documents
  • Authenticate Documents for use in Togo or abroad (e.g. Marriage Certificates, Powers of Attorney, Qualifications, etc.
  • Take Affidavits (other than for use within the courts of Togo)
  • Take Affirmations and Declarations
  • Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law (promissory notes and Bills of Exchange) and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons
  • Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by
  • Notaries Public Assist in matters of Admiralty Law and Ships Protests Certification of
  • documents for foreign adoptions
  • Procure an Apostille Certificate* from the Department of Foreign Affairs verifying the authenticity of documents for use abroad
  • Certifying the authenticity of official signatures and/or the official seal applied to a public document under the Legalisation* procedure.
  • Defamation and business reputation, on-line right to be forgotten matters.