Notary Public

What services does a Notary Public provide?

The main function of a Notary Public is to authenticate and legalise documents, particularly those documents being used abroad. A Notary’s seal and signature will verify to the authorities in that country that the client’s signature is genuine and that the relevant checks have been made.

Notarisation Costs

An early indication of the costs can usually be given in advance but in order that we can establish the charges we will need to know what service you require.

Independence and Rules

Notaries must not do anything to compromise their independence.  Notaries must be insured against negligence and dishonesty and must follow the rules on the prevention of money laundering.

What identification does a Notary Public require?

Notaries are required to keep sufficient evidence of the identity and address of each client.  Each person signing a document before a Notary is required to produce one of the following original identification documents:

  • Driving Licence with photo card
  • Passport
  • National Identity Card (EU nationals)
  • Armed Forces pass (with photo and signature)
  • Firearms Licence (with photo and signature)

In addition, each person signing a document before a Notary is also required to produce proof of address which can be one of the following documents:

  • Utility Bill
  • Council  Tax Bill
  • Bank Statement or a letter from a Bank
  • Driving Licence with photo card