Notary PublicBenjamin Wise Notary Public
What is a Notary?
A Notary is a qualified lawyer - a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. He is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
What a Notary Does
Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad.
I provide a service for commercial firms engaged in international trade, and for private individuals. The most common tasks are:
Legalisation is the process by which the signature and seal of the notary are authenticated by the Foreign Office and/or the Embassy or Consulate of the country in which the document is to be used.
Documents going to countries which are, or have been, part of the British Commonwealth seldom need legalisation nor, at present, do documents going to many parts of the United States.
Many countries require only one certificate from the Foreign Office called an Apostille. Additional fees will be charged for this along with the postal costs involved, or for a courier or agent if the matter is urgent.
The Foreign Office is located in Milton Keynes but a Premium Service for business users only with a 24-hour turnaround is available in London.
Some countries want the Apostille from the Foreign Office and a further certificate from their own Embassy. This will take longer. There are other procedures that apply only to a few countries, and there can be problems if a document is to be used in a country with which the United Kingdom does not have diplomatic relations.
Please contact Benjamin Wise on the telephone number or email address below to discuss your notarial requirements in order that a quote can be given for work to be undertaken.
What you will need before the Appointment
I deal with the majority of notarial acts at my office in Clapham but can travel to most areas within the locality and London but for an additional cost. Areas covered include Balham, Battersea, Brixton, Dulwich, Herne Hill, Kennington, Norwood, Stockwell, Streatham and Wandsworth.
For more information please contact:
Benjamin Wise: Ben@Streathers.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7622 7257