The notaries of the Klaipeda First Notary’s Office perform the following notarial acts:
- Mediation services
- Authentication of transactions
- Certification of authenticity of a signature in documents
- Issuance of certificates of inheritance right, preparation of European certificates of succession
- Issuance of certificates attesting to the ownership right of a share to a common estate of the spouses
- Approval of documents by certificate (Apostille)
- Transfer of statements of legal and natural persons to other legal and natural persons
- Certification of authenticity of transcripts of document and extracts thereof
- Acceptance of monetary amounts into depository account
- Drawing up or approval of documents regarding the correctness of data provided to the Register of Legal Entities
- Verification of the compliance of incorporation documents of a legal person with the statutory requirements
- Verification of bills of exchange
- Protesting of bills of exchange and checks
- Making of executive records in protested or unprotested bills of exchange and checks
- Making of executive records according to notarised transactions resulting in monetary obligations
- Making of executive records on enforced debt recovery at the request of mortgage (pledge) creditor
- Acceptance of wills treated as official wills and of private wills for storage
- Certification of a fact that a natural person is alive and in a particular place
- Approval of a time of document submission
- Attestation of written testimony of a witness
- Acceptance of sea protests
- Attestation of preliminary instructions
- Attestation of agreements on assistance in making decisions
- Other notarial acts provided for in the laws
Authentication of transactions
Transactions are defined as actions by individuals to create, change or cancel civil rights and duties. Transactions can be unilateral, for example, powers of attorney, wills, statements, consents, and bilateral – purchase and sale agreements, gift agreements, loan agreements, mortgage agreements, marriage contracts, etc.
By authenticating the transaction, the notary shall ensure that the transaction is concluded in free will of the parties involved, the facts are in line with reality, the transaction does not contradict the rights and legitimate interests of the parties and complies with the requirements of the laws and other regulations.
The notary must ascertain the capacity of natural persons and check the legal personality of legal entities involved in the transactions, clarify the essence and consequences of the transaction to the parties involved.
The notary shall approve the transaction only upon obtaining documents required under the procedure provided for in the laws, upon performance of established obligations. The notary shall make an acknowledgment entry in the transaction to be authenticated, sign it and seal the transaction with the seal or stamp containing coat of arms of the State.
Documents authenticated by the notary are official written evidence having prima facie power (higher evidential power). Legislation and case law generally recognize that facts in notarised documents are determined and do not have to be verified until such documents (parts thereof) are declared null and void under the procedure provided for in the laws.
Where property right to immovable property, restrictions to this right and legal facts arise from the conclusion of notarised transaction, the application to register property rights, restrictions to these rights and legal facts and documents substantiating the occurrence of property rights, restrictions of such rights and legal acts are transferred by the Notary Office to the territorial registrar of the State Enterprise Centre of Registers by means of remote communication. The clients no longer need to go to State Enterprise Centre of Registers.