Services for individuals

The principal role of a Notary in England and Wales is to provide independent proof of documents, transactions and facts to the satisfaction of authorities overseas. This involves careful checking and drafting and typically covers such work as:

  • Certifying copies of academic qualifications
  • Certifying copies of passports and other documents
  • Attesting powers of attorney and other documents for use in countries throughout the world
  • Sponsorship documents
  • Documents for foreign adoption applications
  • Attesting the signature and execution of documents
  • Authenticating the execution of documents
  • Authenticating the signing of an acknowledgment for use in the United States of America   
  • Providing Notarised copies
  • Affidavits confirming freedom to marry (often required to marry abroad) 
  • Applying for legalisation of documents at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (sometimes called ‘obtaining an apostille’) and for legalisation from the relevant embassy 
  • Administering oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations for foreign jurisdictions
  • Taking evidence in England and Wales (depositions) for use in foreign courts