Becoming a Notary Public

A lawyer seeking the consent of the Society to an application for a Notarial Faculty will have 10 years’ experience post admission as a lawyer and must be a law firm partner or sole practitioner for 5 years.

Download the Application Form and send to the Secretary along with the supporting documentation outlined in the application process.

Application fee:  $300
Tutorial fee: $200
Faculty Office fee:  £700 pounds sterling
Society Membership fee: $200.00 per annum


We have a current shortage of notaries in rural areas and Council are particularly interested to hear from lawyers outside of the main centres.

Please see link to recent article published in the NZLS Latest News – Shortage of Notaries Public in rural areas