Notary and Apostille Services in the UK
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Our partner notaries in the United Kingdom provide their services uninterruptedly regarding issues of drafting title deeds and contracts and their final signing – ratification. In this way, we undertake the entire process from both a legal and a judicial-notarial point of view.
What is a Notary?
A Notary is a qualified lawyer that is appointed by the Court of Faculties and is subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties. The rules which apply to Notaries are very similar to those applying to Lawyers. Notaries must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public and they must renew their practicing certificates every year. Complying with the rules is prerequisite for the renewal.
Notaries are primarily responsible for the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use abroad. Notaries are able to provide services regarding:
- Real estate properties sales
- Parental donors
- Charity donations
- Contractual agreements
- Distributions – Exchanges of Plots of land
- Formation of apartments and buildings
- Seizures of plots of land
- Deeds of donations – Removal of mortgages
- Establishment of companies via One-Stop-Shop procedures
- Modifications- Codifications of Statutes
- Mergers of company formations-Company alterations
- Termination of Companies
- Procedures of registering works of intellectual property
- Deeds of succession
- Deeds of succession bearing the benefit of reservation
- Partnership Agreements
- Deeds related to child recognition
Lastly, they can conduct general legal practice excluding court proceedings.
Notarising a Document
In order to Notarise a document a Notary Public will generally attach a Notary certificate which is then bound and sealed with ribbon to confirm the document has been notarised. If not attending our Notary’s office, in order to Notarise a document, the document must be sent to us by post, we recommend you send us a scan of the document first so that we may advise you on the exact requirements.
Certain documents, such as Companies House documents, need not be sent to us. This can drastically speed up our processing time. If you have any doubt over the level of service and what you need in order for us to arrange a Notary stamp don’t hesitate to call us.
If you are required to sign the document you need Notarised then the document must be signed in the present of the Notary, do not sign the document then send it to us.
We will not be able to assist. If you do need a signature, then in order for our notary to assist you, you must bring photographic identification documentation as well as two forms of proof of address which must be dated within the last three months.
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