firma funcionarial

English translation: official signature

07:59 May 23, 2017
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs / Venezuelan birth certificate documents
Spanish term or phrase: firma funcionarial
Hi,

I'm translating birth-certificate documents from Venezuelan Spanish into British English and am unsure about a phrase which appears at the top of one of them:

"legalización de firma notarial"

Is the translation as simple as "signature by the civil servant"?
Matthew Valentine
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:56
English translation:official signature
Explanation:
= The signature of the official, clerk, functionary, factotum or civil servant authenticating the document in question.

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Note added at 13 mins (2017-05-23 08:13:25 GMT)
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This is the form I use when the actual job title of the signer is not clear.

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Note added at 9 hrs (2017-05-23 17:03:34 GMT)
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As phil points out in discussion, the example given is "firma notarial". The translation of that would be "notary signature".
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neilmac
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official signature


Explanation:
= The signature of the official, clerk, functionary, factotum or civil servant authenticating the document in question.

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Note added at 13 mins (2017-05-23 08:13:25 GMT)
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This is the form I use when the actual job title of the signer is not clear.

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Note added at 9 hrs (2017-05-23 17:03:34 GMT)
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As phil points out in discussion, the example given is "firma notarial". The translation of that would be "notary signature".

neilmac
Spain
Local time: 19:56
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