A Notary Public is a lawyer who holds an internationally recognised public office. The duty and function of a Notary is to prepare, attest, authenticate and certify deeds and other documents, for use anywhere in the world. The Notary’s signature and official seal renders them acceptable, as proof of the matter attested, to the judicial or other public authorities in the country where they are to be used.
It is important that a Notary is contacted at the earliest opportunity as requirements can vary significantly from country to country and further legalisation from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or applicable Consulate may be necessary.
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The following are examples of the types of documents we are asked to notarise:
Memorandum & Articles of Association of a Company
UK Companies House Certificates and other company documents
Affidavits, Declarations and USA Acknowledgements
Power of attorney by individual
Medical professionals practising overseas