Powers of Attorney * Corporate records * Contracts and different types of Declarations * International Affidavits * Sworn Statements * Depositions * Fingerprinting confirmation * Lost Passports & Birth Certificates * Change of Name * Academic Certificates and Professional qualifications * Marriage Certificates & Confirmation of Single Status * Certified Copy Documents * Statutory Declarations * Authentication of identity and signatures * travel documentation including children travelling without both parents * sponsoring relatives from abroad *
Foreign documents which require legalisation may be appended to a notarial coversheet, only the notarial certificate is legalised. Alternatively photocopies of foreign documents can be legalised as being true copies of the original document.
A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorising the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power), and the one authorised to act is the agent or donee.
For some legal documents to be effective outside the United Kingdom, they must be ‘legalised’. Legalisation is the official confirmation that the signature, seal and stamp of the notary is that of a genuine, practising UK notary public.
Stage one involves the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO): they verify the notary’s signature and attach an ‘Apostille’ to your document or to the Notarial Cover Sheet prepared by the notary.
Stage two: some countries require a further verification process from their embassies or consulates. We can do all this for you, just ask.
Please bring your passport with you and proof of address (such as a utility bill dated within the last three months). This information will enable me to be satisfied of your identity and to attest that you have appeared before me and signed the document in front of me.
It is better to enquire when making an appointment so that I can ensure that the document can be dealt with at the due time.
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