Chinese Legalisation – A guide to the Chinese Embassy Requirements

If you need to legalise a document for use in China you will need to deal with the Chinese Embassy in London. The Chinese Embassy is very particular about the manner in which Notarised documents can then be legalised. Once the document is notarised it must then be legalised by way of Apostille certificate issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  The next step is to present this legalised and notarised document to the Chinese Embassy, so additional Consular stamps can ...

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M D Pryke becomes Proud Associate of findmyNotary

findmyNotary Proud Associate LogoToday (15 June 2017) we are delighted to announce M D Pryke Notary Public has become a Proud Associate of findmynotary.co.uk. FindmyNotary is a unique and free independent directory for Notary Publics in the UK and associated services. FindmyNotary is a “one-stop shop” for Notarisation, Legalisation and Translation services and seeks to make Notary services ...

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Formalities in non-UK jurisdictions: notarisation

In civil law jurisdictions, many documents (for example, transfers of land and charges) require notarisation by a notary.

A notary is a lawyer working in private practice who fulfils certain public functions delegated by the state. These public functions differ from country to country. A notary’s chief public function is to authenticate the execution of certain documents or to verify some fact or thing has been done. Notarisation often involves the parties to the ...
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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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Notary Public Jargon Buster

Using of a Notary Public can sometimes be confusing, especially as there is can be some jargon involved. We’ve put together a guide for our Notary Public Clients of some common technical words used when notarising the legalising documents.

Affiant – The person signing an Affidavit.

Affidavit – A written statement of evidence which is signed before a person authorised to administer affidavits such as a Notary Public.

Affix – Attaching or impressing the Notary Seal to a document.

Authenticate – Most commonly, authentications are requested ...

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NOTARY PUBLIC LEGALISATION GUIDE

Notary Public Legalisation is a notarial service we provide from our London notaries offices on a daily basis. UK Documents are Legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by way of Apostille Certificate. To obtain such an Apostille it will be necessary for the document to first be signed and stamped by a Notary, a process often referred to as Notarisation.

When the London Notary Public signs and stamps the document they must:

  • Note the type of ...
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