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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Legalisation requirements for Taiwan – London Notary Guide

As a London Notary office in London we are often presented with documents to be Notarised and Legalised for Taiwan. If documents are intended for use in Taiwan then the first stage is to locate a Notary in London who can Notarise the document. Once Notarised the document should be certified by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office(“FCO”) by way of Apostille certificate. This Apostille process is often referred to as Apostillised, Apostillisation or Legalisation.

Before being certified, you must take a signed ...

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London Notary Public Guide – Qualifying as a Notary

London Notary Publics are most commonly used when a document needs to be witnessed, authorised or certified as legitimate for use in a foreign jurisdiction. In order to have the authority to carry out these functions, an individual must have qualified as a Notary Public and be recognised by the Master of the Faculties.

The path to becoming a Notary Public is a three stage process involving academic and professional training before Admission. It is important ...

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Why might you need a Notary Public?

Often when a company or individual is first told to get a document Notarised or to vists a Notary Public this can lead to the understandable question:

What is a Notary Public?

The Notaries Society provides useful guidance on the profession of a Notary Public. In summary Notaries are the oldest limb of the UK legal profession. A Notary Public prepares Notary Acts, mainly within England for use as Notarised documents everywhere in the world. Documents which are most often presented to ...

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London Public Notary News – The Serious Crime Act 2015

The Serious Crime Act 2015 (SCA 2015) comes into force on 3 May 2015 and creates a new offence of participating in the activities of an organised crime group. This creates implications for Legal Professionals including a Notary Public. To assist our London Notary Public clients and UK Notary Publics we set out below a brief guide to this new legislation.

Do the provisions raise any practical implications for Notary Publics in London and Notary Public the UK?

London Notaries ...

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London Notary Public – Working as a Doctor or Nurse in Australia

As a London Notary Public based in the West End in very close proximity to Harley Street, our Notaries Office is frequently asked to assists doctors, nurses and medical staff who are moving to Working in Australia. Our London Notary Public has sucessfully assisted many medical practitioners to move to Australia and Notarise the necessary paperwork to ensure a smooth administrative process. As Notaries in London we provide assistance with execution of the various forms required by the ...

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