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Authentication of documents

Get to know this procedure in depth and find out which documents or requirements will be needed in order to request this service at the Fifth Notary of Manizales.

What is document authentication?

It is a written testimony in which the notary certifies that the signatures completed on a private document correspond to the identity of the persons who are presenting themselves, that is, the signatories.

The document can be a true copy of an original or a certified copy.


  • National ID Card.
  • Original of the signed document to be authenticated.


How can I authenticate the signature and/or the content of a document?

You must come to the notary with the original document with the signature that needs to be authenticated, and the original National ID Card of the interested parties.

Can I authenticate a photocopy?

Of course. Presenting the original document and the copies that you want to authenticate. They can be mechanical, verbatim or digital copies.

Remember that the authentications must bear the date of the procedure and the signature of the notary, according to article 74 – 75 of Decree 960 of 1970.

What documentation can be authenticated?

Mainly two types of documents:

  • Internal documents: Files that are in the same notary.
  • External documents: They are those that are presented before the notary to verify the validity of the original document or another authenticated copy.

Let us know how we can help you.

Carry out your procedures online or, if you prefer, carry out your notarial procedures directly at the Fifth Notary of Manizales.

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