We expect you to make an appointment. Please call us on 01234 34 81 98 or email: email@example.com
We need you to bring good evidence of identity. Generally this will have to be a current valid passport, and driving licence or an original and recent (i.e. less than 3 months old) council tax, or electricity bill, or bank statement with your name and address on it, in order to confirm your address.
If you are signing a document on behalf of a Company, then we will additionally need to undertake Companies House checks on the Company and its Directors. We will require you to provide us with the Company Number, so we may undertake the search. We will also usually require 2 Directors, or 1 Director and the Company Secretary, to personally attend to sign the document(s), bringing with them their personal ID documents (as above). We will also require a copy of the Board Minute, whereby the Board has authorised the signing of the document by the 2 Directors (or 1 Director and the Company Secretary).
We need to be satisfied that you understand any document, and so you will need to have read and understood the document before you attend the appointment. If you have any queries about the document then you will need to raise these queries with the lawyer/person who drew up the document. If a document is not in English, then we will usually need to see certified translation.
We will want to see any relevant papers or documents that relate to the matter prior to the appointment. It can save time, expense and mistakes, if you send to the Notary Public, before the appointment by email, full copies of the document(s) to be notarised and any covering correspondence and instructions from the destination country. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to sign the document(s) in the presence of the Notary Public, so do not sign the document (s) beforehand. If you have already signed the document before reading these instructions, then you will need to arrange for a fresh copy of the document to be sent to you.
We accept cash or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to The Notary Public Lawyer who see you.
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If you fail to bring in the documentation as required, then you will need to re-book a new appointment.
If the document is straightforward, already prepared and in the correct form for the Notary is likely to see you for 15-20 minutes and completion in half an hour. Should the document not be straightforward, or in the event the Notary must draw up the document or deal with any non-routine aspect then 1-hour appointments are available.