Notary Public Fee Tips

When it comes to signing certain important paperwork—like forms or contracts associated with finances, estates, and property—you may be required to have a witness to deter fraud. Your witness, in most cases, would be a notary public. The notary public submits to be your impartial witness to verify the validity of your documents. In return, you pay the notary a pre-agreed fixed fee for his or her services.

This small fee is the subject of one of the most frequently asked questions about ...

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How to find a good Notary – A Notary Public Guide

Getting a document Notarised and Legalised can often be both confusing and stressful. So, it’s vital you find a professional Notaries Office to assist you at this important time. A key part of this is choosing a qualified Notary Public you can rely on. So how do you best go about this?

1. Seek personal (and trusted) recommendations

Good old fashioned word of mouth is one of the most reliable methods of ensuring you get a good service – in any kind of trade. ...

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Looking for a Public Notary in London

If you live in or near London and have important legal documents which require signing quickly, then you’ll require the services of a reliable and professional public notary. A notary is an official appointed by the Faculty Office who offerings notarial services as an impartial witness when documents are being executed, often for use overseas. A Notaries duties include ensuring that none of the documents signed are executed on a fraudulent basis. Notaries typically oversee the signing of documents such as:

Common tasks performed by a ...

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Notarising Education Certificates for Qatar – A Notary Guide

If you are seeking to notarise and legalise an education qualification, such as a University degree, for Qatar you should be aware that as of 1 June 2016 new rules were introduced by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha. All qualification certificate holders of diploma degrees, BA/BSc/M.A and PhD issued outside of the state of Qatar will need firstly to be notarised.  Once notarised the notarised qualification certificates can then be submitted for legalisation.  Please note that ...

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Notarised Passport Copies – is Your Passport Signed?

HM Passport Office has for some years been incorporating electronic images of signatures onto the British Passports that it issues. A decision has now been made to revert to manual hand written signatures in an updated style of passport which our notaries office understand is about to be issued.  On this basis passport holders receiving this new passport will, to ensure the passport is valid, be required to sign in black biro on a new page which our Notary Offices ...

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Preparing to See a Notary Public

You need to have a document notarised and are in the process of getting ready for the meeting. If you’ve already found the London notary public you plan to use for the notarisations, you are one step ahead. However, there are a few other things you should do before you see a notary. These include:

  • Know what type of notarisation you need: Do you just need a notary to attest to the validity of your signature on a document, or ...
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UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Legalisation Services Christmas Opening times

Many documents which are Notarised will then require Legalisation by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. At our Notary Public offices we provide a same day legalisation service for Notary clients who needs documents fully Legalised at short notice. The process of Legalisation is undertaken by the FCO adding an Apostille Legalisation certificate to the Notarised document. For further information regarding legalisation requirements please follow this link.  The Opening hours for ...

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Notarising a Power of Attorney for Spain

If you intend to notarise a power of attorney for Spain a recent Spanish ruling has changed the notarisation requirements for every London Notary Public based in England. Following a ruling issued by the Director General of Notaries and Registrars in Spain many powers of attorney’s notarised by a Notary Public have recently been rejected. This risk can be minimised if you use a Notary Public who is familiar with the ruling and current requirements for notarising Spanish powers of ...

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What is an Apostille?

Simply put, an Apostille is a certificate attached to an official document that authenticates that document by certifying the signatures/stamps are genuine. The key point is that an Apostille allows that document to be accepted in other countries without further legislation. What notarised documents can be legalised in this way? Apostille can legalise public documents that bear an original signature, seal or stamp from a UK public organisation or official such as a Notary Public. Examples ...

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Indian High Commission – Notary Public Guide to OCI Card Application

As a London Notary Public based in London’s west end we often Notarised documents for India and Indian citizens. An ‘OCI Card’ (Overseas Citizen of India Card) is a multiple-entry visa which enables the Notary Public client to have unlimited travel and stay in India for the rest of his or her life. Our Notaries Public office is used to assisting client to successfullyt obtain OCI cards.

In order for a Notary client to be eligible for an OCI card, you must ...

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