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Notary authentication involves certain specific requirements such as security paper and a white seal. In addition, the notary must indicate that the signature was stamped in his immediate physical presence and duly stamp the security paper for signature or fingerprint authentication. The lawyer's authentication is sufficient to bear the lawyer's signature, seal and indication of the Bar Association identification number. LexChat ensures total transparency by providing you, from the beginning, with the exact estimate and costs of your process.
Signatures are authenticated, copies are certified. Signature or fingerprint authentication is the process by which a lawyer or notary certifies the authenticity and validity of a person's signature or fingerprint. Certification is the process by which a notary certifies that a copy of a document is a true and authentic copy of its original.
The original documents are needed for certification because the notary public must attest that the copies are faithful and authentic to the original.
The crime of false testimony is when a subject (witness, expert, interpreter or translator) fails to tell the truth about facts that are not his or her own but which he or she is aware of. The crime of perjury is when a subject fails to tell the truth about his or her own facts.
Several public institutions require an affidavit before a notary public to validate the veracity of a person's statements.
No. The special power is to perform a specific act. It's granted for one time only.
No. The special power of attorney is not registered in the National Registry.
The representative of a company granting a Special Power of Attorney must be previously authorized to do so.
Yes, the general power of attorney is registered in the National Registry and once it is registered it is assigned a few appointments to be able to request a certification when required.
Yes. The general power of attorney can be limited to certain actions or to a certain amount of money.
The Universal Power of Attorney must be approved by the General Assembly. Once the agreements are signed, a notary will proceed to notarize the agreements and register the power of attorney in the National Registry.
Yes, you can grant a power of attorney to the nearest Costa Rican consul.
An apostille is a certification of the authenticity of a signature on a document to be used abroad. In Costa Rica, the authority that issues apostilles is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A mortgage is a process through which a debtor guarantees the payment of a debt to a lender using a property as collateral.
A pledge is the method by which a person guarantees the payment of an obligation or debt to another person by giving them a movable asset (vehicle or company shares, for example) as security. The pledge requires that its registration, modifications and/or cancellation be made in a public deed and registered in the National Registry.
The chattel guarantee guarantee is a new type of credit that is much simpler than the pledge and low cost. By means of the chattel guarantee, an obligation is guaranteed with all kinds of chattels: present, future and even intangible. The movable guarantee contract must be included in the National Registry by the creditor or a third party, in order to have initial publicity. Unlike the pledge, the movable guarantee does not have any registry qualification.
Yes, in this case the legal representative of the company is present.
In the corporation, the shares are transferable by endorsement, and it is managed by a board of directors composed of at least three members (president, secretary and treasurer). In addition, a comptroller must be appointed. In the limited liability corporation the shares are not transferable by endorsement and the company is managed by one or more managers. In general, both types of companies serve the same purpose.
The Final Beneficiaries Declaration (RTBF) must be submitted annually in April by all companies registered in the National Registry. To make this declaration you need your digital signature and the information of the shareholders of your company. If you need help you can check the steps to follow in the Finance's website through the following link o or write to us and we will help you!
In Costa Rica, companies are dissolved for the reasons established in the Commercial Code: i) the expiration of the term; ii) the impossibility of realizing the object pursued by the company; iii) the definitive loss of 50% of the capital stock; iv) partner's agreement.
The dissolution and liquidation of a company are the processes that are carried out for the extinction of a company. The dissolution is the process by which the company is extinguished from the legal life, a process that must be registered in the National Registry. The liquidation of a company is the process after the dissolution by which all the company's liabilities are cancelled and the remainder is distributed among the partners.
All resolutions of shareholders' meetings that modify the constituent agreement of a company, or that require some modification in the appointments, must be registered in the National Registry.
The shareholders agreements to make the relevant changes must be presented before a notary public who will pass notarize it and send it to the National Registry for its due registration.
In Costa Rica an open will is made in a public deed before a notary. The closed will is made private, it is delivered in a closed envelope to the notary public who makes a reason in his protocol.
Yes, the old will must be revoked and a new one can be made.
Wills granted before a notary public are submitted to the National Archive.
Yes, as long as the buyer expressly accepts in the public deed that the vehicle has this encumbrance. Ideally, when you buy a vehicle, it should have no liens or violations.
To calculate the cost of a transfer, you should use the higher between the tax value or the transfer value.