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I have to get an 18 page document notarised to send to another country for a legal case. The document has to be signed by me and the notary on each page. I was quoted "30 chf per signature" by one notary office - that's 540 chf! Does anyone know if this is the standard? It has to be done whatever the cost, so if that's the going rate I'll just have to pay it. I'm also in a bit of a hurry so don't have much time to keep searching. I have an appointment tomorrow with one notary but I don't know the cost of that one yet, as the notary is out, and the receptionist didn't know the answer. I've emailed several to ask what they charge but no responses yet.
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Re: Notarising a long document

Sounds correct.

And don't forget the Apostilla.

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I have to get an 18 page document notarised to send to another country for a legal case. The document has to be signed by me and the notary on each page. I was quoted "30 chf per signature" by one notary office - that's 540 chf! Does anyone know if this is the standard? It has to be done whatever the cost, so if that's the going rate I'll just have to pay it. I'm also in a bit of a hurry so don't have much time to keep searching. I have an appointment tomorrow with one notary but I don't know the cost of that one yet, as the notary is out, and the receptionist didn't know the answer. I've emailed several to ask what they charge but no responses yet.
Thank you for any information.
Try Italy, I have had it done for free in France as the Notary was amused that a Brit could speak adequate French
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Try Italy
Don't, they won't be any cheaper.

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Re: Notarising a long document

initial each page and sign at the end.

personally, i'd print it on a single long page just to be sure

probably cheaper to buy a roll of paper and a printer that can print on it
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Re: Notarising a long document

IN Zug, it costs the same as Zurich:
http://www.stadtzug.ch/de/verwaltung...?dienst_id=277
Fr. 20 per signature, i.e. you could save Fr. 10 per signature over the Fr. 30 you've been quoted in Lugano.

Similarly, if you travelled to Zurich, you could save Fr. 10 per signature:
https://www.notariate.zh.ch/deu/nota...gen/gebuehren/

Point 22, here, shows what it costs in Bern:
https://notariatblum.ch/templates/no...ation_Bern.pdf
Fr. 21.60

In Lucerne:
http://www.lu.ch/verwaltung/staatska...Beglaubigungen
See there: Werden auf einem Dokument mehrere Unterschriften beglaubigt, beträgt die Gebühr für die erste Unterschrift Fr. 30.– und für jede weitere Fr. 10.–.
If several there are several signatures within one document, the fee for the first is Fr. 30 and for each further signature Fr. 10.

This kind of shopping around works, I'd think, for documents about matters which are not inherently related to one's canton of residence. The last part, though, from Lucerne, made me wonder whether you should ask your Lugano notary if they, too, have such a split fee.
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I have to get an 18 page document notarised to send to another country for a legal case. The document has to be signed by me and the notary on each page. I was quoted "30 chf per signature" by one notary office - that's 540 chf! Does anyone know if this is the standard?
In Zurich each notarised signature is CHF 20. You would have to ask if there is a smaller fee if it is a multi page document.
https://www.notariate.zh.ch/deu/nota...gen/gebuehren/

You might check with a Notary in Canton Uri. First signature seems to be CHF 40 whereas the rest is by the hour.
http://www.urilaw.ch/
http://www.urilaw.ch/fileadmin/user_...starif-Uri.pdf
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Re: Notarising a long document

Wow, thanks for all the great information! Very helpful. It would make sense that the signatures after the first would be a few francs less, when it's all one document, so maybe I can negotiate that. (I was expecting something like 100 chf so I was pretty stunned, even at Swiss prices!)
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initial each page and sign at the end.

personally, i'd print it on a single long page just to be sure

probably cheaper to buy a roll of paper and a printer that can print on it

Good idea! Unfortunately I didn't create the document which is a standardized template for an affidavit - just filled in my responses.
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Re: Notarising a long document

Some cantons (such as Basel-Stadt) have special tarifs for affidavits.
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Re: Notarising a long document

In case anyone would like to know how this turned out - I finally found a notary who quoted me 100 chf for the signatures, and another 110 (35 + 75 "transfer fee") for the apostille. He convinced me the apostille was a good idea, even though in the end I'm not sure I really needed it. Anyway, given the ridiculous price I thought I was going to have to pay, I was satisfied with 200 chf!
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Re: Notarising a long document

How do I get into this gig. Sitting around signing documents for 100chfs a pop sounds like a cushy job
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In case anyone would like to know how this turned out - I finally found a notary who quoted me 100 chf for the signatures, and another 110 (35 + 75 "transfer fee") for the apostille. He convinced me the apostille was a good idea, even though in the end I'm not sure I really needed it. Anyway, given the ridiculous price I thought I was going to have to pay, I was satisfied with 200 chf!
For anything that is for another country, an Apostilla in normally required.

Apostilla CHF 35, + CHF 75 for him to do it for you (our you could go to Belli yourself and save the CHF 75) is a standard price.

I generally go to Belli or send my wife, who then spends the CHF 75 herself!

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Re: Notarising a long document

Did you try the embassy?
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Re: Notarising a long document

In my case, my country consulate (Spain) also have a service to notarise documents. I don't know what the fees are, but it may be worth looking into to see if the consulate of the country you're sending the documents to offer such a service
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