Notary Public

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.

Download our What is a Notary? information sheet to find out more.

The following are examples of the types of documents we are asked to notarise:

Memorandum & Articles of Association of a Company

Certificates of Good Standing

UK Companies House Certificates and other company documents

Affidavits, Declarations and USA Acknowledgements

Academic certificates


Power of attorney by individual

Power of attorney by company

Consent to travel for a minor

Business immigration

Sponsorship letters

Notarised translations

Medical professionals practising overseas