Authentication of documents

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What is authentication of documents?

Via this document, the notary gives faith that a person recognizes the text and/or signature imprinted on the document; or that this makes up part of a true copy of the original or an authentic copy.


  • Identification card
  • Original document that is to be authenticated

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to authenticate the signature and/or content in a document, what must be done?

Documents vary depending what is to be authenticated, keep in mind that in all cases, the person carrying out the process must have their identification card.

How do you authenticate a photocopy?

A copy of the original document must be presented, as well as the copies that are to be authenticated. Mechanical, literal, and digital copies can be authenticated.

Any authentication must have the date of the process and the signature of the notary public. Articles 74 – 75 of Decree 960 from 1970.

What must I do if the document has many pages?

The amount of pages does not matter, each one will get the seal and signature of the notary public, every authentication must show the date and signature from the notary.

Which cases are contemplated by this authentication?

The authentication of documents will be carried out in two cases:

  • Internal documents: these are the ones that are found in the same notary as archives.
  • External documents: These are presented in front of the notary public in order to be compared with the original or other authenticated copy.
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