What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a qualified lawyer. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Notaries must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public.
What Identification do I require for an appointment?
As a notary I am required to satisfy myself as to the identity of clients. Please ensure you bring to the appointment:
1 original document with your photo proving your identity (such as your current passport or photo driving licence); and
1 original document showing your current address which is less than three months old (such as a utility bill or bank statement) .
In addition to the above, for each individual signatory I will also need to identify the company and the authority given to the signatory to sign the specific documentation (such as a board resolution).
How much does it cost?
I work on a time basis.
It is helpful if you can mail me a copy of the documentation to be notarised and any specific instructions you have received in advance of our meeting.
Wherever possible I give a fixed price. This is not always possible due to the variable nature of what is needed.
If it is not possible to provide you with a fixed fee then I can provide you with my best estimate of the likely charges.
Third party costs
In addition to my fees you are responsible for reimbursing any expenses, charges and fees I pay to others on your behalf. These include, for example, legalisation charges to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Embassies and Consulates.
If you would like documents to be sent by courier or special, recorded or other guaranteed delivery then I can arrange this and invoice you for the costs incurred.
I am not registered for VAT.
What types of payment do you accept?
- bank transfer or BACS