Services for Individuals
A Notary Public can certify all kinds of document including those listed here. Please†contact me†to discuss your requirements. Translations for any country in the world can be arranged.
- Power of Attorney (giving someone abroad authority to act on your behalf) e.g. for property purchase/sale; litigation; dealing with other official bodies e.g. government agencies, banks
- Certified copy documents e.g. birth, death and marriage certificates, copy passport pages, qualifications, documents supporting adoption applications from abroad
- Confirmation of facts e.g. declaration of no criminal convictions; declaration of no impediment to marriage etc.
- Statutory declarations
- Asset transfers e.g. shares
- 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.