Costa Rica: New Notary Authority Will Open Soon

The new National Notary Directorate will open its doors on February 8th, offering a limited set of services.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Initially, it will only authenticate signatures and issue security papers for notaries.

Roxana Sánchez, from the Superior Notary Council, commented that users can already use the Authority to find out if a specific notary is active or suspended, or to check if they have any fines to pay”, reported

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