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A Notary Public can administer oaths and statutory declarations, and witness or authenticate official documents. A Notary holds an office and status which is recognised internationally.
Kenneth Cameron has been a Notary Public since 1990 and is registered with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). He is able to prepare, attest, authenticate and certify (for use anywhere in the world) deeds and other documents under his signature and official seal. Your documents will then be acceptable as proof of the matters attested or confirmed by the Notary, to the public or judicial authorities in the country where they are to be used.
For some documents to be effective outside the United Kingdom, they must be ‘legalised’.See below on Apostille. Legislation is the official confirmation that the signature, seal and stamp of the Notary is that of a genuine, practising UK Notary Public. We would encourage clients to always allow sufficient time to legalise documents in case of delays or problems at the FCDO.
What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a certificate attached by the U.K Foreign & Commonwealth Office which confirms that a document has been signed by a notary or other public official and that the notary or public official is a notary (or Companies House officer, Birth and Marriage or Death registrar, etc. in the United Kingdom.)
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office sign and place their seal on the Certificate and attach this to the Notarial document or public document to confirm its authenticity in the United Kingdom. It is a further layer of verification.
We are happy to arrange this for clients. There are two ways to obtain an Apostille from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. They operate a postal servicing centre where the notarised document or public UK document is sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Legalisation Office with payment proof and application form and they place the Apostille on the document before dispatching it to a nominated address.
If you would like us to handle the legalisation of your notarised document, we apply a charge for doing so.There is an expedited service if the matter is urgent Please enquire for our current charges.