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Posted - 12/10/2009 :  1:18:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess you are correct VInce. I was wondering the same thing,

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Posted - 12/01/2009 :  10:16:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit vince's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don must have received the answer he was looking for - but I've been wondering where the venue was going to be - Germany (new location of bank), Arkansas (where Don is and therefor likely to be called from a local) or Texas (where the bank has a branch).
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Posted - 11/29/2009 :  1:38:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This customer needs to specify... Do they want a German national who is a U.S. Notary to notarize the docs... Do they want a speaker of German to notarize docs. Or a notary appointed by the country of Germany to notarize docs which would most likely need to be done within Germany somewhere. Looks like they didn't get it straight what they wanted.

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Posted - 11/26/2009 :  09:03:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lisa T.'s Homepage  Reply with Quote
If the signer were in California, our notary law allows Notaries to notarize signatures on documents written in any language, so long as the Notary can communicate with the signer. Funny you mentioned a German Notary as the one foreign document I notarized the signature on was written mostly in German and partially in English and the document was headed to Germany. Of course the signer spoke English and I loved hearing her speak with a German accent.

I wonder if Texas notary law allows for notarizing signatures on documents written in a foreign language so long as the Notary and signer can communicate? If so, any Notary can handle the job.
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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  10:26:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit PWinFL's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Is the CEO located in Houston or in Germany? In Germany, all civil law notaries are lawyers, as is the case in most European and many other countries.

You can read the information provided by the Bundesnotarkammer (Federal Chamber of German civil law notaries), in English, at http://www.bnotk.de/__English/info.english.html.

If the CEO and business home office is in Houston, then, depending on exactly what needs to be accomplished, the signature of the CEO can be notarized and then an Apostille can be applied, as Linda stated. (Germany is a signature member of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.)

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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  07:08:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If it's being notarized in any state in this country it has to be notorized in accordance with the laws of that state and an Apostille issued by the respective Secretary of State. Are you asking if there are any German "speaking" notaries so it can be notorized IN German?

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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  06:54:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit dspencer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Call from customer that had opened a business in Germany. The bank account he opened required a signature from CEO of Co, but it had to be by a German Notary. The bank has a location in Houston but is there a closer Notary who can notorize as a German Notary?

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