Notarybd.com is remote online electronic notarization (E-Notarization) digital commerce platform of Notarybd Services that provides a technology neutural system and web application software which allows and facilitate enlisted Bangladeshi Notary Publics of Notarybd Services to provide notarization services online using Notarybd.com Digital Commerce Platform to the registered users / clients. You can connect through the web platform of Notarybd.com with enlisted notary public of Notarybd Services who would securely and legally notarize your document(s) and take your affidavit online at your convenience. Individuals can take the notarization process entirely online within minutes from anywhere in the world through the digital commerce platform notarybd.com.
According to 1.2(9) of Digitial Commerce Policy 2018, Digital Commerce Platform means "A Software Application used to manage online business-commerce, marketing and other related activities."
According to Policy 1.2(13) of Digital Commerce Policy 2018 Digital Procurement means the exchange of information and data for the purpose of buying and selling products, providing professional services and delivery in the B2C, B2B, B2G process using the Internet and business and financial transaction.
Online Electronic Notarization (E-Notarization) is a process whereby a qualified and competent notary public affixes electronic notary seals and a digital signature using a secure Private Key issued by Certifying Authority (CA) of Bangladesh to an electronic document means a document in electronic form such as a JPEG or PDF document under Technology Neutral System. The only differences between traditional / manual and online electronic notarization are the tools that are involved. All notarial acts remain the same except the introduction of e-notarization tools and components such as electronic and digital signature, electronic notary stamps / seals and two-way live Video-Audio web / virtual notarial session and technology to prevent identity fraud and notarized document tampering.
Cross Border Digital Commerce means E-commerce that allows something happening between different countries or involving people or businesses from different countries. In policy 1.2(2) of National Digital Commerce Policy, 2018 of Bangladesh has been defined about Cross Border Digital Commerce. When it comes to cross-border e-commerce, the term generally defines international online commerce and business. It entails to provide services via online across worldwide. For Example- Notary Public and client are not located in the same country and are often not ruled by the same jurisdiction. International e-commerce is called cross-border e-commerce, when clients take notarization service online from the Notary Public, located in other countries and jurisdictions. The internet enables clients to take notary services across and outside their border. The increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones, allows clients to take services worldwide, across and outside their border and to transfer payments via their PC, laptop, mobile phone or tablet at any place, anytime, anywhere.
Yes! Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd.com is appointed and Certified Notary Public of Ministry of Law of Bangladesh Government.
There are significant benefits to having the notarizations done online such as –
- 100% Legal, Fasy, Easy, Secure, Reliable and Verifiable
- To Prevent Identity Fraud and Notarized Document Tampering
- To prevent fake seal and sugnature of the Notary Public
- Notarization Service is provided by Certified Notary Public
- To save your valuable time and travel cost
- You can notarize document or execute affidavit entirely online within minutes from anywhere in the world
- You can verify notarized document from anywhere in the world by entering unique ID number on Notarybd.com Platform or sacnning QR code of notarized document
- You can verify authenticity of the Signature of the Notaru Public instantly
- Secure & Prompt document data Management
- Secure Storage System
- Ensure Superior Security
- Authenticity, Reliability and Non-Repudiation
- Online Verification and Audit Trail
Since, Notary Practice or Profession is a Business, therefore functions of the notary public under notaries ordinance is legally recognized as transaction of business by the Notary Public under notaries rules.
Yes! Online Notarization service is 100% legal.
We use electronic documents means document in electronic form every day in business and personal affairs. Most of us are familiar with popular electronic document formats such as PDF or JPEG, but an electronic document can also take the form of any electronic data in computer-readable form, such as an email message, a web page or an electronic image. According to section 87 (a) of Information, Communication and Technology Act, 2006 The definition of "document" in section 29 of Penal Code, 1860 (Act XLV of 1860) also includes the document generated or prepared by electronic machine or technology and section 87 (b) of the said act The definition of "document" in section 3 of Evidence Act, 1872 (Act I of 1872) also includes the document generated or prepared by electronic machine or technology.
Digital Signature is just as a handwritten signature is affixed to an Electronic or Printed document for verification that the document originated from its purported sender. Digital signature performs the same task for an electronic message. A Digital signature is an encrypted version of a message digest, attached together with a message. A secure Digital signature system consists of two parts:
- A method of signing a document such that forgery is detected, and
- A method of verifying that a signature was actually generated by whomever it represents.
According to section 2(B) of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 "Database means Text, Image, Audio or Video form which-(a) is or has been formally prepared by any computer or computer system or computer network; and (b) prepared for use on any computer or computer system or computer network.
“Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intend to sign the record. Moreover, an electronic signature, or e-signature also refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign. This type of signature provides the same legal standing as a handwritten signature. The full spectrum of electronic signature types including but not limited to a “Click through I accept or Reject” action or button, the signer’s typewritten name or handwritten signature image or other typewritten string of characters by keyboard or finger, a digitized signature captured by a signature pad and stylus or mouse, a video clip, a sound clip.
Yes. The legal validity of Electronic and Digital Signature, Electronic or Digital Stamps / Images are well established by the Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006.
According to Secretariat Instruction, 2014 document/deed means hard copy and /or soft copy (electronic copy i.e. PDF or JPEG or Microsoft Word) of document / deed or sum of document / deed and the record means sum of hard copy and soft copy of document(s) / deed(s) related to a particular subject, which indicate the correspondence, notes and related papers.
At present documents that require a notary public signature, stamp and seal are manually performed and verified. There is a lack of tools and mechanism in manual notarization to keep track record of all notarial acts performed by the Notary Public. Moreover, in manual notarization the sign and seal of the Notary Public can be misrepresented and misused and the notarized document can be tamper / altered. The differences between manual / traditional and online electronic notarization service are the tools that are involved. All notarial acts remain same except the introduction of electronic and digital signature, electronic notary seals and two way live Audio-Video web conference components and technology. Personal appearance, positive identification, and required notarial acts are still utilized with online notarization.
Yes! Online Electronic Notarization Service and Process are secure compare to manual notarization. The system is developed based on the Cryptography Method. Notarybd.com web platform uses technology neutral system and standard authentic signature generating web based application / software, secure SSL Certificate and Digital Signature Certificate issued by Certifying Authority (CA) of Bangladesh to secure online transaction.
Certifying Authority (CA) means an authority who has been granted license by Controller of Certifying Authority (CCA) of Ministry of Information Communication Technology of Bangladesh Government in order to issue a Digital Signature Certificate to the Subscriber or Person rendering service or authentication service related to digital signature.
According to Section 3 of Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 where any law provides whatever anything it contained, the rules of this Act shall be in force.
According to Section 6 Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 where any law provides that information or any other matter shall be in writing or in the typewritten or printed form, then, notwithstanding anything contained in such law, such information or matter is rendered or made available in an electronic form.
According to Section 7 of Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 where any law provides that- (a) any information or any other matter shall be authenticated by affixing the signature; or (b) any document shall be authenticated by signature or bear the signature of any person; then, notwithstanding anything contained in such law, such information or matter is authenticated by means of digital signature affixed in defined manner or so is the case of any document.
The pertinent part of section 8 of Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 is that where any law provides for the filing of any form, application or any other document with any office, authority, body or agency owned or controlled by the appropriate Government in a particular manner; then, notwithstanding anything contained in such law, filing, issue, grant of the document and receipt and payment of money, as the case may be, is effected by means of prescribed electronic form.
The pertinent part of section 9 of Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 is that where any law provides that any document, record or information shall be retained for any specific period, then such requirement shall be deemed to have been satisfied if such documents, records or information, as the case may be, are retained in the electronic form.
If the Government is satisfied that by the law or practice of any country or place outside Bangladesh, the notarial acts done by notaries within Bangladesh are recognized for all or any limited purposes in that country or place, the Government may, by notification declare that the notarial acts lawfully done by notaries within such country or place shall be recognized within Bangladesh for all purposes or, as the case may be, for such limited purposes as may be specified in the notification.
No. An user / client must have to create and register his / her own account in order to take or request service or place an order except on behalf of a minor for document notarization, purchase e-books for minor and other. Unregistered user / client can not take or request service or place an order through the account of registered user / client for document notarization and execution of an affidavit.
In accordance with governing Bangladesh ICT statutes, rules and policies enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services attache an x.509 PKI (public key infrastructure) security certificate issued by Certifying Authority (CA) to each notarized document. This certificate seals the document to protect against tampering and is unique to each agent, enabling any recipient of a Notarized document to confirm the validity of the document and the authority of the panel Notary Public of Notarybd Services.
To provide simple and secure access, each notarized document is assigned a unique ID number. In order for any interested person or recipient to retrieve a particular notarized document and related records can be accessed on our web verification portal. Any interested party or authority or recipient who receives or accesses an electronic copy of a notarized document may open that document to verify its authenticity by viewing verification information of notarized document and enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services.
NO! You must have to print notarized document in a Color Printer.
An affidavit is a written statement executed by a deponent / affiant. The purpose of an acknowledgement / declaration is for a deponent / affiant, whose identity has been verified, to declare to a notary public is called Notary acknowledgement.
Currently enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services notarize only Bangladeshi Document.
- Academic / Educational Certificates and Mark Sheets / Transcripts
- Marriage Certificate and NIKAHNAMA
- National Identification Card (NID) / Voter Card
- Birth Certificate
- Death Certificate
- Divorce Certificate
- Unmarried Certificate
- TIN Certificate / Tax and VAT Documents
- Succession Certificate / Legal / Heirship Certificate
- Business Documents (Trade License, Company Memorandum & Article etc.)
- Driving License
- Medical Documents/ Records, Health Cards, Immunization records
- Court Documents / Record (Judgement, Order, Decree etc.)
- Property Documents (Land / Flat Deeds, Khatian etc.)
- Any other documents
No, we will only charge fee for successful notarizations. If we are unable to process any document, the online session will be terminated without cost to you. However, the primary cost of operating our service is Notary Public’s time. To prevent abuse of the system, any intentional disruption of our affiliated notaries’ time or workflow will result in a full charge.
Yes! Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services can administer oath or take affidavit from Bangladeshi and Non-Resident Bangladeshi online using two-way live audio-video web /virtual conference components and technology. Because, in administering oath or taking affidavit all parties personal appearance is required by enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd.com in real time two-way live audio and video web / virtual conference to guarantee the accuracy of the identification of the parties. It goes without saying such a service would be highly useful and secure.
Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services may do all or any of the following notarial acts online namely:
- Verify, authenticate, certify or attest the execution of any instrument
- Administer oath to, or take affidavit from any person
- Prepare, attest or authenticate any instrument intended to take effect in any country or place outside Bangladesh in such form and language as may conform to the law of the place where such deed is intended to operate
- Any other act which may be prescribed.
Yes! Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services can notarize Copy of Exact unaltered Original Document(s) in Electronic Form (JPEG / PDF) as true copy. It does not certify that the original document or Exact unaltered Original Document(s) in Electronic Form is genuine, only that is a true copy uploaded document.
The function of Notary Public under law is to notarize the document. Notary Public cannot notarize to the validity or authenticity of document’s contents. Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services assumes no responsibility and liability for confirming the authenticity or falsity of the original or notarized document, its contents and its effects or representation which appear in the notarized / attested document. Notary Public is empowered to notarize copy of exact unaltered Original Document(s) in Electronic Form (JPEG / PDF) as declared by client and then notarize copy of Exact unaltered Original Document(s) in Electronic Form (JPEG / PDF) as true copy using his official electronic seal and digital signature.
Do not sign your affidavit before you upload it to the web platform of NOTARYBD.COM. We use electronic signing (eSigning) technology neutral system and standard authentic signature generating web based application / software that requires no additional hardware or application on your end, just your keyboard. When you are in online session with our enlisted Notary Public, you will electronically sign by uploading your signature image in JPEG format and then affix your signature or typing your name on the document. We embed a number of security features into the document to protect the validity of your electronic signature. The legal validity of electronic / digital signature is well established by ICT Act, 2006 of Bangladesh.
We accept all major AMERCIAN EXPRESS CARD, VISA CARD, MASTER CARD, PAYPAL, all types of Mobile Banking such as BKASH, ROCKET etc.
According to section 2(35) of Digital Security Act, 2018 ‘Social Media’ means mutual interaction offline or online, data exchange, chat, video-chat, e-mail, group or page or blog site.
“Lawful Entrance” means any person will get access to any personal computer or digital device, network, digital information system, program or to any data system, if a) that person has lawful access right to keep in his full control any computer or digital device, any program of network or digital system or data, or b) that person attains lawful permission from the person who has lawful access right to keep in his full control any computer or any program of network or digital system or data or information, c) if any data or information or both which is Open Data or declared open to all under any other law. “Digital Information System” means through use of information technology in digital form for processing of data the used computer or in the digital device system or server or work station or terminal or storage system or storage media or communication device or network resources etc. shall be meant.
According to section 2(q) of Cyber Security Act, 2023 means entrance without the permission of any person or authority or entrance in violation of the conditions of permission of entrance by the said person or authority into any computer or digital device or digital network system, or by above mentioned entrance create hindrance in the exchange of any data-information suspend or prevent or stop the process of exchange of data-information, or change the data-information or add or deduct the data-information or collect the data-information with the use of a digital device.
“Digital Communication” means by using the technology of electronic, digital, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or those have comparable capability dong transformation of any signal, symbol, sound, picture, moving picture and in information, electronic or optical signal or to exchange.
According to section 29 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 if a person commits an offense of publication or broadcast defamatory information as described in section 499 of the Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860) in any website or in any other electronic format then such act of the said person shall be an offense and he shall be punished with fine not exceeding 25 lacks taka.
According to section 17 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 (1) If any person intentionally or knowingly in any Critical information infrastructure- a. Illegally enters, or b. By means of illegal entrance, harms or destroys or renders inactive the infrastructure or tries to do so, then the above activity of that person will be an offense under the Act. (2) If any person of Sub Section (1)- a. Commits any offense within the Clause (a) then, the person will be penalized by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 (three) years or by fine not exceeding 25 (twenty five) lacs taka or with both. b. Commits any offense within Clause (b) then, the person will be penalized by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 (six) years or with fine not exceeding 1 (one) crore taka or with both.
According to section 33 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 (1) If any person aids in committing any offence under this Act then such act of that person will be considered an offence. (2) In case of aiding of an offence, the punishment will be the same as that of the original offence.
Digital or Electronic Fraud. According to section 22 (1) of the Cyber Security Act,2023 If any person commits fraud by using digital or electronic means, such act by such person shall be an offence. (2) If any person commits an offense under sub-section (1), he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 (two) years, or with fine not exceeding 5 (five) lac taka, or with both.
Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, “digital or electronic forgery” means any person without right or in excess of a given right or through unauthorized exercise of the right to prepare, alter, delete or conceal the input or output of any computer or digital device to corrupt data or program; Information or error processing, information system, computer or digital network management.
According to section 24 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 (1) If any person intentionally or knowingly uses any computer, computer Program, computer system, computer network, digital device, digital system or digital network- With the intention of deceiving or cheating carries the identity of another person or shows any person’s identity as his own, or Intentionally by forgery assuming the identity of a alive or dead person as one’s own for the following purpose- 1. To achieve some advantages for oneself or for any other person; 2. To acquire any property or interest in any property; 3. To harm a person by using another person’s identity in disguise. Then the Act of the person will be an offense under the Act. (2) If any person commits any offense mentioned within sub section (1), the person will be penalized by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 (five) years or fine not exceeding 5 (five) Lacs Taka or both.
According to section 4(1) of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 1) If any person commits any offense within this Act outside Bangladesh which would be a punishable offense if committed inside Bangladesh, then the provisions of this Act would be applicable in such a manner as if those Acts were committed in Bangladesh 2) If any person commits any offense in Bangladesh within this Act from outside Bangladesh using any computer, computer system, or computer, then the provision of this Act will be applicable in such a manner as if the whole process of the offense was committed inside Bangladesh 3) If any person commits any offense outside Bangladesh within this Act from inside Bangladesh, then the provisions of this Act will be applicable in such a manner that the whole process of committing the offense occurred inside Bangladesh.
According to section 25 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 (1) If any person in any website or through any digital medium- a. Intentionally or knowingly sends such information which is offensive or fear-inducing, or which despite knowing it as false is sent, published or propagated with the intention to annoy, insult, humiliate or denigrate a person or b. Publishes or propagates or assists in publishing or propagating any information with the intention of tarnishing the image of the nation or spread confusion or despite knowing it as false, publishes or propagates or assists in publishing or propagates information in its full or in a distorted form for the same intentions, then, the activity of that person will be an offense under the Act. (2) If any person commits any offense mentioned within sub-section (1), the person will be penalized with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2(three) years of or fine not exceeding 3(three) lacs taka or with both.
According to section 32 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 If any person commits hacking, it shall be an offense and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 (fourteen) years, or to a fine not exceeding 1 (one) crore, or to both.
Explanation.— For the purposes of this section, “hacking” means
(a) steal, destroy, destroy, alter or reduce the value or usefulness of or otherwise damage any information in a computer database; or
(b) causing damage to any computer, server, computer network or other electronic system not owned or occupied by the user
Print notarized document in a Color Printer. Don’t Print in a Black and White Printer. Make sure that the notarized document is set to print in color, not grayscale / black and white under printer properties. Most of time, the color printer default to “color” as the output. Print notarized document either in A4 or U.S. Letter size offset paper or Legal Size 13” paper as appropriate to get proper output of printing as per your needs. If document is portrait or landscape mode set your printer as per the position of document and select “Fit Size” in your printer.
Yes! Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services performing online electronic notarial acts shall keep, maintain, protect, and provide for lawful inspection both electronic and printed manual record of all notarial acts.
Our standard hours of operation are from Saturday to Friday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Bangladesh Standard Time (BST). However, we offer flexible hours to meet the needs of our clients to execute an affidavit online. Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss any after-hours notary service needs, we will try to work with you to schedule an appointment.
Any interested party can verify and view key transaction details. If they have the necessary permission or authority, they will also be able to access the video recording of the transaction. Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd.com electronically seal every transaction using a digital signature certificate issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) and use Encryption under Cryptography Method. To provide simple and secure access, each document is assigned a unique ID. Scanning the QR code of notarized document(s) and related records can be accessed on our web verification portal. Any interested party can easily verify the identity of the enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services by viewing transaction, audio-video record and verification information about the notary public’s use of his digital signature and certificate.
Notarybd.com offers unparalleled convenience for people looking to notarize a document at any time and from any location of the world. Notarybd.com also dramatically improves the process for businesses and institutions that require notarized documents in their operations or with their customers. If you have a business that frequently requires notarized documents for your customers or clients you can register with us as a Business Subscriber. If you would like to be a Business Subscriber then please create a Business Account and then complete assessment form to become a Business Subscriber.
No! Enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services only notarize Bangladeshi document. However, we would strongly recommend that you check with your recipient to confirm their specific ability and requirements for accepting document notarization online by Bangladesh Notary Public.
At present our web platform Notarybd.com does not have such facilities available for foreigner. Therefore, as a Foreigner you cannot notarize your document or execute an affidavit online.
According to section 36 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 Certifying Authority (CA) licensed by Controller of Certifying Authority (CCA) under Ministry of ICT of Bangladesh Government issues Digital Signature of the enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services. As soon as you click on digital signature which is affixed on soft copy as referred to PDF document, you will then get all related information including identity of enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services and his / her Digital Signature Certificate. Scan the QR code of notarized / attested document(s) and related records can be accessed on our web verification portal.
We charge for online notarization in which includes the fee for notarial and translations acts performed by our enlisted Notary Public, Affidavit Drafting Fee for Legal Team and major cost for use our platform and also use and process of IT Service, Support and Maintenance.
Yes! You can take online electronic notarization service from anywhere in the world.
No! at present our web platform does not allow multiple signers for execution of same affidavit.
Ministry or Department of the Government or any authority or body established by or under any law or controlled or funded by the Government may or may not accept notarized document(s) sent through electronically such as by e-mail. Notarybd Services and enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services makes no guarantee that if you send notarized document(s) through electronically such as by email to your recipient be accepted by your recipient. According to aforesaid section you cannot compel to your recipient to accept notarized document sent through electronically such as by e-mail to your recipient.
According to section 2(7) of Information Communication Technology Act, 2006 ”Electronic Record" means data, record or data generated, image or sound stored, received or sent in an electronic form or microfilm or computer generated microfiche; According to section 63 of Evidence Act 1872, Secondary Evidence Means and Include: (2) Copies made from the original by mechanical processes which in themselves insure the accuracy of the copy, and copies compared with such copies; (3) Copies made from or compared with the original; For Example- A photograph / image of an original is secondary evidence of its contents, though the two have not been compared, if it is proved that the thing photographed / imaged was the original. According to Section 6 Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 where any law provides that information or any other matter shall be in writing or in the typewritten or printed form, then, notwithstanding anything contained in such law, such information or matter is rendered or made available in an electronic form. According to section 58 of Digital Security Act, 2018 Notwithstanding anything contained in the Evidence Act 1872 (Act I of 1872), or any other law, any forensic evidence obtained or collected under this Act shall be treated as evidence in the trial proceedings.
According to section 3 of the Cyber Security Act, 2023 if there is any conflict with the provision of this Act with any provision of any other Act, then the provisions of this Act will apply to the extent it is inconsistent with any other Act.
After you have made payment, if Notarybd Services and enlisted notary public of Notarybd Services is unable to deliver you the service or service be delayed due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation fire, strikes, insurrection, riots, embargos, regulations of any civil authority, act of God, flood or technical or technological error or unwanted interruption or server down or any network breach or breakdown or unavoidable circumstances, in that event, you cannot directly or indirectly claim charge back or refund or compensation. In such circumstances, Notarybd Services and enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services will deliver you the service as soon as the circumstances becomes normal and/or our platform is ready to use. In normal circumstances, except for above mentioned beyond reasonable control reasons, if Notarybd Services and enlisted notary public of Notarybd Services is unable to deliver you the complete service, then full invoice amount will be refunded to you unconditionally within 7 working days. You cannot directly or indirectly claim any interest and / or compensation due to undelivered of service. In normal circumstances, except for above mentioned beyond reasonable control reasons, if Notarybd Services and enlisted notary public of Notarybd Services is unable to deliver you the complete service for any reason whatsoever, then full invoice amount will be refunded to you unconditionally within 7 working days from the date failure to provide service. You cannot directly or indirectly claim any interest and / or compensation due to undelivered of service.
After you have made payment and approve final draft of an affidavit, then you will book an appointment schedule online and during first appointment date of two-way live audio-video web conference and signing session of an the execution of an affidavit, if the session is canceled / terminated or delay from either side due to circumstances beyond reasonable control, including without limitation fire, strikes, insurrection, riots, embargos, restriction by court order or government authority, act of God, flood or technical or technological error or unwanted interruption or server down or any network breach or breakdown or unavoidable circumstances, then you will make re-appointment schedule online. In such event, you cannot directly or indirectly claim charge back or refund or compensation. Further, in normal circumstances other than the reason(s) as stated herein above, if you fail to appear on first appointment schedule date or if you cancel your first appointment schedule due to any reason whatsoever, in that case, you will be given one opportunity to take second and final schedule online within one month from the date your first schedule. If you fail to take re-schedule i.e. second schedule date within specific time or after taking your second appointment schedule date, if you fail to appear during your second appointment date or if you cancel your second appointment for any reason whatsoever, then the service fee which you have paid would be non-refundable and forfeited. In that event, you cannot not claim charge back or refund or compensation. If you do or do so, it will be considered a breach of consent herein above and legally rejected in all Courts. You have to place new order online and pay again and take new appointment schedule. If enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services fails to appear on first or second appointment schedule date due to any reason whatsoever, in that case, you will be given re-schedule by the Notary Public. In that event, you cannot not claim charge back or refund or compensation. If you do or do so, it will be considered a breach of consent herein above and legally rejected in all Courts. In normal circumstances, other than the reasons as stated herein above, if Notarybd Services and enlisted notary public of Notarybd Services is unable to deliver you the complete service for any reason whatsoever, then full invoice amount will be refunded to you unconditionally within 7 working days from the date failure to provide service. You cannot directly or indirectly claim any interest and / or compensation due to undelivered of service.
Yes. The legal validity of Electronic and Digital Signature, Electronic or Digital Stamps / Images are well established by the Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006.
Yes. It is 100% legal to notarize the original document in electronic form.
Step-1: Go to notarybd.com and then complete online registration form. If you are a registered client then log into your account and then upload your document in JPEG. If you are a new user or client, at the time of completing the registration form and write your specimen signature on white paper and then take a sharp image/photo of your signature or scan your signature and then upload your signature in JPEG format.
Step-2: Complete Notarization Service Questionnaire and Identify Verification Form. Notary Public will see Questionnaire and Identity Verification form and accuracy of the uploaded document(s). After review and verification is completed, if you are eligible, place the order online for Document Notarization Service.
Step-3: Notary Public do verify online transaction.
Step-4: If transaction is successful, Notary Public then affix his electronic notary seal and Digital signature issued by Certifying Authority (CA) and then deliver the notarized document to your online account and e-mail.
Step-5: You will then print out notarized document in a color printer.
That’s it, your work is done.
N.B: You or your recipient or any interested party at any time and from anywhere in the world can verify notarized document(s) by scanning QR code and then click web hyperlink using Smart Mobile Phone or by entering document ID number on document verification portal of www.notarybd.com
Step-1: Go to notarybd.com and complete the online registration form. If you are a registered client then log into your account and then select your affidavit from our List of Affidavits and fill the information form. If you are a new user or client, after successful completion of the online registration form select your affidavit from our List of Affidavits and fill the information form.
Step-2: If you select. affidavit draft only, after you approve the draft, we will then send you a final copy of an Affidavit as an Electronic Document in PDF format to your online account and e-mail. If you select Affidavit Draft and Execution both You will then make an appointment schedule online to execute Affidavit OR if you select execution-only You will then make an appointment schedule online by entering the document ID number of the drafted affidavit.
Step-3: If you select Affidavit draft and execution OR Execution Only, then During appointment date, You have to enter and upload your NID number / Passport Details, Photo, write your specimen signature in a white paper and then scan your handwritten signature and then upload your handwritten signature in JPEG format and then through two-way life audio and video web conference you will provide your electronic signature in the defined manner of law and Notary Public will affix his Digital Signature issued by the Certifying Authority (CA) of Bangladesh Government and his Electronic Notary Seal on Electronic Document (PDF).
Step-4: During the appointment date, by two-way live audio-video web / virtual conference you will affix your Electronic Signature in the defined manner of law and then enlisted Notary Public of Notarybd Services will affix his digital signature issued by Certifying Authority (CA) and also affix his electronic notary seals to the notarized affidavit.
Step-5: You / We will then print out your affidavit in a color printer with Non-Judicial stamp paper as determined by law.
That’s it. Your work is done!
N.B: You or any interested party at any time from anywhere can verify notarized affidavit in our online web platform by entering Documents ID Number.
As per e-Sign Guideline for the Certifying Authorities (CAs) 2020 Bangladesh has taken a great number of digital initiatives in recent years. Many e-government and e-business applications have been built to ease the life of the customers. Digital signature is an essential government initiative which electronically bridges the Government with private individual and effectively bridges the Government agencies and bodies.
To regulate digital signatures system in Bangladesh, the office of CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities) was established in 2011. It was established under the ICT Act 2006, in May 2011 within the ICT Division of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & IT. The Section-8 of the ICT Act 2006 mandates that the usage of Electronic Signature and Records shall be recognized in all Government offices. Currently, there are multiple licensed Certifying Authority (CA) in Bangladesh, which have been providing digital signatures since 2013. CAs operating under the regulatory body CCA, provide PKI enabled electronic signature and digital Signature for organizations and private individuals. But the current scheme of digital-signature of in-person physical presence, paper document-based identity & address verification, and issuance of hardware cryptographic tokens, along with custom driver-software- does not scale to a hundred million plus people in Bangladesh. But for offering fully paperless and secured citizen services, mass adoption of digital signature is necessary. A simple to use online service is required to allow everyone to have the ability to digitally sign electronic documents.
As per e-Sign Guideline for the Certifying Authorities (CAs) 2020 e-Sign is an easy to use online electronic signature and digital signature that can be integrated with service delivery applications via an API to facilitate users to digitally sign a electronic content, record, file, application or document instantaneously. In e-Sign, the cryptographic key-pair is generated and stored securely on the ESP's server-side, and it is kept under the “Sole control of the signer using multifactor authentication, encryption, and tamper-resistant hardware. And the signing happens completely remotely after the user gives consent and authenticates through OTP/QR/PIN/Biometric triggers. Since all the complexities of securely storing keys and signing are pushed to the server-side of ESP, the proposed solution does not require any additional device in user side except a computer/mobile/ tab with any browser. e-Sign canbe easily integrated with many service delivery applications via an API to facilitate a user to digitally sign a document. CAs shall provide a detailed description of their e-Sign Service, in their respective CPS.
As per e-Sign Guideline for the Certifying Authorities (CAs) 2020 if a nation has a dream, the dream itself can guide the nation and help materialize the dream. In 2008, Bangladesh started to believe in a dream, the whole nation started to envisage' a vision to become "Digital Bangladesh”. Digital Bangladesh vision is not about digitizing information and automating the system with technology, it is about transforming the nation from Low Income Country to Middle Income Country by 2021, it is about raising all economic, social, and other key indicators of the country to a desired level by 2021. Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) is working as one of the key organizations in this journey since 2011. CCA has developed necessary Rules, Guidelines for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), established the Root CA infrastructure, and completed the license issuance process of a Certifying Authority (CA). All Licensed CAs of Bangladesh are working to create awareness about the importance and benefits of electronic transactions and digital signature. While creating awareness on PKI enablement with other agencies, most of the time the challenges all CA have encountered with is the complexity to use digital signature in applications, complexity to enroll for digital signature certificate, no mobility, signing is hardly possible from anywhere, and from any device.
To overcome this complexity, the global phenomena is to use PKI based remote signing solution. It became widely accepted considering the simplicity, case of use, and security. It is also known as e-Sign, or Cloud Sign, or Remote Signature. In Bangladesh Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 (ICT Act 2006) has made Electronic Signature legally valid. Subsequently, as per ICT Act 2006 and IT (CA) Rules 2010, CCA issued Certifying Authority (CA) licenses to credible organizations for implementation of Electronic signature certificate & relevant activities. The ICT Act 2006 or IT (CA) Rules 2010 does not define type of electronic signature or the processes. It gives the outline that the Electronic signature and digital signature type, process of issue, application and total life cycle management will be defined though the CCA approved CPS of the CA. E-Sign is a form of Electronic Signature and shall be implemented following the CCA approved CPS of CA. All operational issues related to e-Sign life cycle management would be included in the CCA approved CPS of the CA.
Considering the huge necessity of easy to use electronic signature under the existing legal framework, the CCA intended to set the guideline for CAs for providing e-Sign to the Subscribers.
This document is issued under section 19 (b) and 19 (d) of the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 & Rule 7 of IT (CA) Rules 2010. It lays down the standards to be adhered to by all the licensed CAS in providing e-Sign service to the subscribers.
According to section 2 of e-Sign Guideline for the Certifying Authorities (CAs) 2020 the key definitions are as follows:
e-Sign: A form of electronic signature or digital signature provided and certified by CAs as per ICT Act 2006 clause 2(1) and IT (CA) Rules 2010 where the user's private key is kept on e-Sign Service Provider CA's end, where the user has sole control of it through appropriate ecosystem.
e-Sign Subscriber: An individual who uses e-sign to sign any electronic record, electronic content & electronic document.
Business Application Owner: The owner of the business application software or application where e-sign will be integrated into the workflow.
e-Sign Service Provider (ESP): The CAs and their Sub-CAs Licensed by CCA can provide e-Sign Service under section 2 (32) and 2(34) of ICT Act 2006 and as per the Rule 21 of IT (CA) Rules 2010.
Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA): Organization established under ICT Act 2006 to govern the certificate authorities and regulate the electronic signature landscape of Bangladesh.
Certifying Authority (CA): CCA Licensed Body/Bodies working under section 2(32) of ICT Act 2006 and providing electronic signature, digital signature, e-Sign Certificate & related services under section 36 of ICT Act 2006.
Certification Practice Statement (CPS): Certification Practice Statement submitted by the Licensed CAs under Rule 21(a) of IT (CA) Rules 2010 and approved by CCA.
Personal Information: Information relating to any person, with which he or she may be directly or indirectly identified (e.g. biometric information).
API: An application programming interface (API) is a computing interface that defines interactions between multiple software intermediaries. It defines the kinds of calls or requests that can be made, how to make them, the data formats.
According to section 19 of e-Sign Guideline for the Certifying Authorities (CAs) 2020 The office of the CCA on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh shall have ownership of this guideline. The office of the CCA shall monitor the implementation of this guideline. Licensed CAs in association with the Office of the CCA are responsible for the implementation of e-Sign and related technology according to this guideline. The owner of business applications and the end-users of business applications and other stakeholders shall adhere to this guideline regarding e-Sign adoption and usage. Any query regarding this document can be forwarded to the Office of the CCA. Office of the CCA preserve the right to review/update this guideline if and when necessary.
According to article 152(1) of The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Law means any Act, ordinance, order, rule, regulation, bye law, notification or other legal instrument, and any custom or usage, having the force of law in Bangladesh. Moreover, according to 3 (1) (8aa) of The General Clauses Act, 1897 "Bangladesh Law" shall mean any Act, Ordinance, Regulation, rule, Order or bye-law in force in Bangladesh.
The Definition of Document under Section 3 of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 include ‘Digital Record’. "Digital record" or "electronic record" means any record, data or information generated, prepared, sent, received or stored in magnetic or electro-magnetic, optical, computer memory, micro film, computer generated micro fiche including audio, video, Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc (DVD), records of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), drone data, records from cell phone, hardware, software or any other digital device as defined in Digital Security Act, 2018 (Act No. 46 of 2018).”
According to section 65A of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 The contents of digital records may be proved in accordance with the provisions of section 65B.
According to section 65B of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022. Admissibility of Digital Records.-(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, any information contained in a digital record which is printed on a paper, stored, recorded or copied in optical or magnetic media produced by a computer (hereinafter referred to as the computer output) shall be deemed to be also a document, if the conditions mentioned in this section are satisfied in relation to the information and computer in question and shall be admissible in any proceedings, without further proof or production of the original, as evidence of any contents of the original or of any fact stated therein of which direct evidence would be admissible.
Except in the case of a secure digital signature, if the digital signature of any subscriber is alleged to have been affixed to a digital record the fact that such digital signature is the digital signature of the subscriber must be proved.
In order to ascertain whether a digital signature is that of the person by whom it purports to have been affixed, the Court may direct-
(a) that person or the Controller or the Certifying Authority to produce the Digital Signature Certificate,
(b) any other person to apply the public key listed in the Digital Signature Certificate and verify the digital signature purported to have been affixed by that person.
Explanation. For the purpose of this section, "Controller" means the Controller appointed under sub-section (1) of section 18 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 (Act No. 39 of 2006).
According to section 85A of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 The Court shall presume that every digital record purporting to be an agreement containing the digital signatures of the parties was so concluded by affixing the digital signature of the parties.
According to section 85B of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 Presumption as to digital record and digital signatures as follows.-
- (1)In any proceedings involving a secure digital record, the Court shall presume unless contrary is proved, that the secure digital record has not been altered since the point of time to which the secure status relates
(2) In any proceedings, involving secure digital signature, the Court shall presume unless the contrary is proved that-
(a) the secure digital signature is affixed by subscriber with the intention of signing or approving the digital record;
(b) except in the case of a secure digital record or a secure digital signature, nothing in this section shall create any presumption relating to authenticity and integrity of the digital record or any digital signature.
According to section 85C of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 The Court shall presume, unless contrary is proved, that the information listed in a Digital Signature Certificate is correct, except for information specified as subscriber information which has not been verified, if the certificate was accepted by the subscriber.
According to section 88A of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 The Court may presume that a digital communication forwarded by the originator through a digital communication or message server to the addressee to whom the message purports to be addressed corresponds with the message as fed into his computer or fed into other forms of digital device for transmission; but the Court shall not make any presumption as to the persons by whom such message was sent.
According to section 90A of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022.—Where any digital record, purporting or proved to be five years old, is produced from any custody which the Court in the particular case considers proper, the Court may presume that the digital signature which purports to be the digital signature of any particular person was so affixed by him or any person authorized by him in this behalf
Explanation. Digital records are said to be in proper custody if they are in the place in which, and under the care of the person with whom, they naturally be; but no custody is improper if it is proved to have had a legitimate origin, or the circumstances of the particular case are such as to render such an origin probable."