Services for Businesses
I can certify all kinds of commercial documents that may be required to carry out business abroad including the examples below but this is by no means exhaustive so please contact me to discuss your requirements. Translations can be arranged for any country in the world.
- Power of Attorney from companies for all kinds of commercial reasons e.g. creating a subsidiary, renewing a patent, conducting litigation, representing the English company overseas
- Confirmation of the existence of the English company - attaching certificates of incorporation, Certificates of Good Standing, details of the company officers etc.
- Certified copy passports of company officers
- Confirmation of accreditations for export purposes
- Arrange legalisation
Legalisation is the process whereby a Notary’s signature and seal are verified and confirmed by an independent authority. Many countries require the Apostille - a certificate of confirmation provided in the UK by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
I can organise legalisation for you. The FCO's standard service currently costs £30 per document and takes 3/4 days. The premium service costs £75 per document and is useful for very urgent documents as it usually saves at least 1 day.
Some countries require legalisation by their own Consulate in England. Consular fees vary enormously from £10 to £400 depending on the type of document legalised and the Consulate involved.
Once legalised, the document will usually be accepted (subject to any necessary translation) by the authorities in the destination country as evidence of the matters stated in the document.
Allowing more time for legalisation keeps the costs of legalisation down.