KHALEEJ TIMES, Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 | Shaaban 25, 1442
UAE to launch e-notary system to detect fake agencies
A new electronic notary management system that can verify legal
documents through a barcode and detect fake agencies would be introduced in
the UAE soon, said a minister on Tuesday.
Sultan Al Badi, UAE’s Minister for Justice, told the Federal National Council (FNC)
that the updated mechanism for notary management involved placing a barcode on
“It’ll allow the parties to verify the authenticity of the agencies that issued
legal documents in a bid to detect fraud. The system will also ascertain the
legal validity of an agency,” he said.
Al Badi gave the statement in response to a question from an FNC member Hamid
Ali Al Shamsi, who sought to know about the preventive steps against fraudulent
Al Shamsi also spoke about a dire need to introduce a unified electronic system
in the country regulating agencies issuing legal documents.
Al Badi stressed that the law stipulates tough penalties for violators.
He pointed out that an agent who misuses the power of attorney regarding the
sale of a property is liable to be prosecuted by a jail term and a penalty, or
both, in accordance with Article 399 of the Penal Code.
He said the ministry's services have been expedited.
"It takes less than two hours for completion of electronic transactions. This
has further enhanced customers’ satisfaction," he said.
“So far, the ministry has completed the electronic linking procedures with 82
judicial and administrative bodies at federal and local levels. The ministry’s
efforts have been consolidated, as it seeks to implement a raft of measures that
aims at speedy completion of transactions,” he said.
“The electronic connection has been made with the local and federal authorities
through the ‘electronic judicial letters’ mechanism, which digitally connects
all federal judicial institutions with the implementing authorities. The move
ensures that relevant authorities are notified of both judgments and judicial
executive orders,” he added.