Notarisation of Documents

Notarisation of Documents

The role of the notary is to verify a person’s identity, mental capacity, free will, and authority to sign on behalf of an organisation, if applicable . Notaries also produce notarised copies of a variety of personal and public documents. Examples include identity documents, degree certificates obtained in the UK, and employment letters. These are often required in other countries for visa applications, opening bank accounts, employment, or attending university.  

Notaries are required by law to keep electronic copies of the identity documents produced and of the notarised documents. The electronic copies are stored as encrypted files at a secure storage facility in the UK that is designed specifically for notaries. Notaries also keep a register of all notarial acts. This is known as a protocol, and each job is assigned a unique protocol number. 

In the first instance please send me a copy of the document/s being notarised together with any instructions. Sometimes I may need to clarify the instructions with your foreign lawyer. If you are required to swear or affirm an affidavit or declaration, you must ensure that you have all of the exhibits/attachments referred to in it. If you need a notarised copy of a personal document, I will need to carry out checks to confirm its authenticity.

For the appointment, please ensure that you bring an in date passport or UK driving licence as a proof of identity, and a proof of address from the last three months. I accept digital proofs of address.