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SLIG Notaries provides a full range of Notarial services to both individuals and businesses.

Below are some of the questions we are most frequently asked, along with the answers to them.

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What services does a Notary Public provide?

You will normally require the services of a Notary Public when you have documents which are needed to be used abroad. The Notaries signature and seal will verify to the authorities in that country that the relevant checks have been carried out.

The need for a notary public is dictated by the requirements of the country where the document is to be used. For example, if you wish to buy a property abroad, it is often necessary to give your overseas lawyer power to deal with the purchase. This can be done by means of a power of attorney, which is signed by you in front of a notary. The notary public will confirm your name and identity and sign the document and seal it with their official seal.

A Notary Public, can authenticate or legalise any document. A Notary can also provide legalisation or an apostille, if needed.

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Notary services for Businesses

A Notary Public can provide the following services for businesses:

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Notary services for Individuals

A Notary Public can provide the following services for individuals:

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Documents in a foreign language

If a document requiring notarisation is in a foreign language it may be necessary for the document to be translated by an official translator who will then have to sign a statutory declaration certifying that it is a true translation.

In some cases the Notary may be able to watch the signing of a foreign document and then prepare a covering certificate on which they fix their seal of office and signature to confirm that they have witnessed the signing and checked identity. The Notary must be completely satisfied that the person signing is fully conversant with the language of the document and has been properly advised on its contents.

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What is Legalisation or Apostille?

Many countries also require notarised documents to be legalised.

Legalisation is a double check to make sure that the notaries' signature is genuine and recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents may also be checked by foreign embassies to make sure that the notary's signature matches the one on their records. The requirement for this will depend on the foreign country involved. Once the authenticity of the signature is confirmed a certificate is attached, called an "Apostille".

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What identification does a Notary Public require?

Following the implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, notaries are now obliged to keep sufficient evidence on their files of the identity and the address of all their clients before they undertake any work.

Each person whose signature they are to certify must provide one of the following original identification documents at the time of the appointment.

In addition, they require proof of residence, which can be one of the following original documents:

When a notary public is acting for a corporate client, evidence of the due incorporation of the company or entity is required. This can be one of the following documents:

In addition to the above, each individual signatory will need to produce one of the identification documents mentioned above.

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How much does Notarisation cost?

A quotation can usually be given in advance but so that we can establish the charges please tell us the following:

Please visit the contact us page to obtain a quotation.

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