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Notary Public Services in London

We offer a wide range of fast and reliable notary public
services through our network of UK Notaries

Multi-Lingual Team

Friendly team to support your needs

Notary for Business

Virtual appointments at your convenience

Notary for Individuals

Easy access in Central London

Notary Public Services in London
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With a multi-lingual team, we can arrange for a full range of notarial services to the highest standard through our trusted network of reliable and professional U.K. Notaries. We can also offer e-Notarisation for e-Apostille legalisation.

Notary Services For Businesses

We cover a wide range of notary services for businesses. Remote online service: we come to you. The perfect and fast service for busy business environments.

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Board Resolution

  • Affidavits/Oaths/Statutory Declarations
  • Commercial Agreements

  • Certificates of Good Standing or Existence

  • Certificates of Law

  • Copies of Companies House documents
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Trademark Assignments
  • Application Forms
  • Bills of Sale
  • Copies of Official Documents
  • HMRC Tax documents

  • Directors Specimen Signature Forms

Notary Services For Individuals

Easy location for notary services in Central London. Easy access just outside Charing Cross – Trafalgar square. Cost-effective notary service with same-day service available.

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Affidavits/Oaths/Statutory Declarations
  • UK Educational Documents
  • Copies of Passports and other
  • Copies of Official Documents
  • Written Statements
  • Application Forms
  • Consent Forms
  • Deed Poll on Change of Name
  • Mortgage Documents
  • Property Purchase Agreements
  • Agreements
  • International Contracts
  • Adoption Documents
  • Sponsorship Declarations

Need to get your documents notarised?

Contact us to receive a free consultation on what needs to be done to get your documentation notarised.

What is a Notary?

A Notary is a qualified lawyer – a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties.

The rules which affect Notaries are very similar to the rules which affect Solicitors. They must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public. They must keep clients’ money separately from their own and comply with stringent practice rules and rules relating to conduct and discipline. Notaries have to renew their practising certificates every year and can only do so if they have complied with the rules and regulations.

Most notaries are also solicitors, but they do not necessarily have to be. Being a notary is a separate trusted profession. Solicitors are not authorised to carry out “notarial acts” if they are not also notaries. “Notary” or “Notary Public” is a protected title and only those qualified and registered can call themselves notaries. Scrivener notaries are notaries with additional qualifications and who have expertise in at least two foreign languages.

Notary Public in London
Notary Public stamping official document in London

Function of Notary Public

Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use overseas.

The “notarisation”, often termed as certification, authentication or attestation, usually involves the Notary Public checking the identity of an individual, and his/her capacity to sign a document. In case the document is being signed on behalf of a company or a legal entity, the Notary Public will also check the signatory’s authority to act binding the company. The notarisation process is complete after the notary has affixed his/her seal and original ink signature on the document – this is usually issued on a notarial certificate cover sheet.

They are also authorised to conduct general legal practice (excluding the conduct of court proceedings) such as conveyancing and probate. They may exercise the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths.

The majority of Notaries Public also practise as solicitors but the Scrivener Notaries do not, nor do some 150 of the general notaries.

What can a notary do?

Many notaries provide a service for commercial firms engaged in international trade, and for private individuals going to study or work overseas, etc. The most common tasks include, but are not limited to:

Preparing and authenticating Powers of Attorney, dealing with purchase or sale of land and property overseas, authenticating foreign wills and providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people overseas, or owning property abroad.

Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad, such as educational or professional qualifications or declarations of freedom to marry.

Authenticating company and business documents and transactions or providing certificates as to the status of a company or the identity of its directors, authenticating copy of foreign or UK documents for business transactions.

Notary Public stamp with fresh wax seal

Notary services we offer through our trusted network of notaries

We can arrange for a full range of notarial services to the highest standard through our trusted network of U.K. notaries.

With experience in all aspects of notarial work and with a multilingual team, we can assist with having  documents such as, but not limited to, Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, Statutory Declarations, ship mortgages, passport copies, adoption documents, loan agreements, academic qualifications, Companies House documents, and many other types of legal documents for private individuals or corporate clients for use overseas duly certified by a regulated U.K. notary public.

We have a team with great expertise in Apostille and Consular Legalisation to ensure your documentation is certified according to the requirements of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and/or the foreign consulate or embassy for the country where your documentation is going to be used once legalised.

Please note that we are not a firm of notaries and, are not regulated as such, or employ any notary public, however, we do have a close business relationship with our network of notaries to offer this service and all notarial work we offer is undertaken in accordance with strict regulatory requirements.

The Notary Public is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and is covered by professional indemnity insurance and Compensation Fund for all notarial work carried out. The best standards of confidentiality and presentation are offered.

The notary public is fully equipped with an ID check software to verity the identity of signatories and the Advanced Electronic Signature (AES) or a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) to provide an online service for your documentation to be electronically certified and electronically signed. Documents our network of UK notaries certify electronically satisfy the FCDO requirements and are formatted so they can receive an Electronic Apostille (e-Apostille).

To find out more about the notarial services we offer through our network of UK notaries or to book an appointment, please contact us on telephone 020 3633 4575 or email us at info@wlegalisation.co.uk with a copy of the document you need to get notarised and the country you intend to use it, and our team will provide the relevant information on the fees and requirements as soon as possible.

Frequently asked Notary Public questions?

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a specialist lawyer, appointed and regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury to authenticate and certify documents or signatures for international use, ensuring they are accepted by foreign countries. Notaries represent the oldest and smallest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales.

What is a Scrivener Notary?

Scrivener Notaries are notaries with additional qualifications and who have expertise in at least two foreign languages. They can draft legal documents and authenticate/notarise documents in those foreign languages of expertise.

What services do Notary Publics provide?

Notaries offer a range of legal services including but not limited to prepare and authenticate Powers of Attorney, authenticate professional and educational qualifications, private and public documents for immigration and emigration purposes, authenticate company and business documents and transactions for foreign contracts or the formation of foreign subsidiary companies, offer other legal advice and more, ensuring they are valid overseas.

How does the e-Notarisation process work?

The e-Notarisation process involves the electronic certification and signing of documents by a Notary Public, satisfying legal requirements for overseas use. The notary public must satisfy the requirement by the FCDO of using the Advanced Electronic Signature (AES) or a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES). The notary may still need to receive the original in order to notarise an electronic copy, unless it is shared with the notary by UK public officials or universities.

Can I receive notary services remotely?

Yes, remote online notary services are available, providing a convenient option for businesses and individuals depending on the type of document you have. For business documents, the notary can witness signing via videoconference and identify the signatory(ies) using an identification software.

What do I need to get my documents notarised?

The basic requirement for a notarial act is to provide to the notary a copy of ID (passport, national ID card, Driving Licence) and a recent proof of residential address from the document holder. The notary may require additional supporting documentation depending on the transaction involved. Contact Westminster Legalisation Services with the document details for a free consultation and information on the required steps.

Is your notarial services regulated?

We are not a firm of notaries and, are not regulated as such, or employ any notary public, however, we do have a close business relationship with our network of notaries to offer this service and all notarial work we offer is undertaken in accordance with strict regulatory requirements.

The Notary Public is regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and is covered by professional indemnity insurance and Compensation Fund for all notarial work carried out. The best standards of confidentiality and presentation are offered.

How do I pay for the notarisation?

You can pay online by card or by bank transfer prior to the appointment taking place, upon receipt of an invoice from Westminster Legalisation Services LTD with the instructions for payment.

Do I get a copy of the documents once the notarisation process is completed?

If you instruct us for notarisation only, you will receive a scanned copy within 30 minutes of the appointment. If further Apostille and/or consular legalisation is required, upon completion of the legalisation process we will send you a scanned copy of the legalised document as PDF file via email along with any tracking details as applicable. If you are collecting the documents personally from our office, we send you the scanned copy of the legalised document as PDF file with the opening hours confirmation.

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