Documents executed in a foreign jurisdiction for official purposes in Oman must be duly notarised by a notary public and authenticated by the relevant foreign affairs department in that country and by the Omani embassy. A non-Arabic document must be translated by an officially approved translator in Oman before submission to a Government authority.
Pursuant to Notary Public Law [RD 40/03], persons holding a bachelor’s degree in Shar or law from a Government recognised institution are qualified for appointment as notaries public. Notaries are well-versed in Shari’ah. Notaries are civil servants appointed by and under supervision of the Ministry of Justice.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008