What is a company seal?
A company seal is an office tool with two opposing metal plates that leaves an embossed imprint on a piece of paper by pressing the two metal plates against the surface. A company seal is usually made to leave the imprint of a company name or logo to let the recipient of a document know who authorized it.
How to obtain a company seal?
A company seal can be made by a company seal manufacturer. However, it is important to remember that the company who requests the company seal to be legally registered with the government so that it can include the registration date in the seal design that can only be acquired after registration approval.
To get a company seal made, first you must provide the design of the company seal. Then, after the confirmation from the manufacturer, your company seal can be made. It doesn’t usually take long for a company seal to be completed. Normally, a company seal can be made within a couple of working days.
What is a company seal used for?
A company seal is used for authorizing important documents of a company. These documents that are authorized by a legal company seal can be executed formally.
Due to a new law in the past several years, some countries now no longer require the mark of a company seal for document authentication. To get authenticated, documents now only need the signatures of the company officers or company directors. The company directors or officers can also appoint someone to have authority to sign documents, such as the company secretary.
Despite the fact that it is no longer mandatory, a company seal is still often used as it gives off a professional image and adds propriety to every document that is authorized and executed. A company seal also proves as a guarantee that a document that is executed authentic and is not faked.
Can a company seal be used abroad?
Yes. There is no laws or regulation that states that a company seal only can be valid and legal in its origin country. A company seal can prove the same authority and power abroad the same as it is in its origin country. Even, in some countries, a company seal holds greater importance and is mandatory. There should be no significant difference in a seal that is used in the origin country and a seal that is used abroad, if a separate seal is created for the occasion.
Although, there is a slight difference in who can use the company seal. In the origin country, the company seal should only be used by the company officer or the company director. However, overseas, the company officer or director can appoint a person to work as an agent to get the job done. The person represents the company and acts on behalf of the whole organization. Thus, any decision made and especially the use of company seal should always be discussed and approved firsthand before it is commenced.