Notary Public Tottenham

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Welcome to Notary Public Tottenham

If you need a Notary in Greater London, I am here to help. Whatever your document, if it needs to be notarised, or signed in front of a Notary, please contact me and I should be able to assist you.

I am a Notary Public committed to providing expert professional notarial services to individuals and businesses operating around the world. I am dedicated to playing what I believe is an integral role in the global legal market, international commerce and personal transactions.

I am also a Practising Solicitor and Commissioner for Oaths and I practise at the Offices of Virgo Solicitors in Greater London. I am a Senior Partner at Virgo Solicitors. My practice as a Notary Public is entirely separate from the solicitors' practice of Virgo Solicitors although I do my work at the same offices.

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What is a Notary Public?

I am a specialist lawyer whose main business is to prepare, attest, authenticate and certify deeds and other documents, for use outside England and Wales. I am uniquely empowered to certify that a document or instrument signed before me has been properly executed and is legally valid under English law. I act independently of the parties to the transaction and my prime responsibility is to ensure that my notarial act is acceptable as proof of the matter attested by me, to the judicial, or other public authorities in the country where the document or instrument is to be used. That being the case, it is safe to say that I place the interests of the transaction first, that of the parties second and both before his own.

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Notary Services

I will be able to assist you in any of the following matters (if you have something which is not on this list please contact me):

  1. Signing a power of attorney in the presence of a notary public
  2. Signing a document that is a deed in front of a notary;
  3. Certification of Copy Documents;
  4. Signing an acknowledgment in front of a notary public;
  5. Administering statutory declarations, oaths and affidavits;
  6. Applying for legalisation of documents at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (sometimes called 'obtaining an 'apostille') and for consular legalisation when necessary from the relevant embassy/consulate;
  7. Certifying copies of academic qualifications, passports and other documents;
  8. Deed Polls/Change of Name;
  9. Documents for foreign adoption applications;
  10. Certifying documents relating to companies registered at Companies House or in foreign commercial registers;
  11. Have a translation certified by a Notary;
  12. Sponsorship documents;
  13. Affidavits confirming freedom to marry
  14. Any other documents for abroad, which require a notary stamp

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Foreign Languages

Documents presented to a notary may be in a foreign language. The notary must ensure that both they and the client understand the meaning and effect of the document. Notaries do not usually give advice about the meaning or effect of a document or transaction. It is important that the client shows the notary any correspondence or advice that he has been given by others.

A Notary Public may also be known as a Notario Publico, Notaio, Notario, Notar or a Notaire.

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What is Legalisation or Apostille?

Many countries wish to be sure that I am properly authorised to act as a notary. This is done by a procedure called Legalisation. For most countries this means applying to the Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes for an apostille under The Hague Convention.

Some countries further require notarised documents to be legalised by their Embassies, a process known as Consular Legalisation.

I normally arrange legalisation. I can usually tell you what the fees are likely to be and further advise of each countries' specific requirements.

When I notarise a document, I can tell you whether or not it needs an apostille. If it does I can normally arrange for this to be done. There will be an additional cost for this. Alternatively, If you need your document legalised quickly you can take it to the FCO or the relevant Embassy yourself.

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What identification does a Notary Public require?

Following the implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, 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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What does it cost?

An early indication of the costs can usually be given in advance but so that we can establish the charges please tell us the following:

Please visit the contact me page to obtain a quotation.

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Independence and Rules

A notary is an independent officer and must not do anything to compromise this. They should not act in matters where they have a personal interest, and are subject to professional rules and standards to ensure the protection of their clients. They are also bound to follow the rules on the prevention of money laundering. Notaries must be insured against negligence and dishonesty.

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Public Records kept by a Notary

A notary will keep a full set of the originals or copies of all the official documents that they make and this serves as a permanent public record. They must make these available to all those who have a proper right to see them including their client and any other parties involved in such documents. They also refer to the record to make copies when needed.

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