Notary Public Staines

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Welcome to Notary Public Staines

I am a Notary Public offering my services in Staines and surrounding area.

I am able to carry out home visits and or office visits with a prior arrangement to ensure that your notarial needs can be met. We offer a mobile notary service during and out of office hours.

Please contact me to arrange an appointment or to obtain a quotation.

I offer my services throughout the following areas:
Staines, Ascot, Windsor, Basingstoke, Oxford, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Slough, Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Uxbridge and Surrey.

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What services does a Notary Public provide?

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

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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.

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Service Information

You may need to see a Notary for various reasons including the following matters:

I do not provide services as a notary, as a Commissioner for Oaths for documents used within England and Wales.
Upon receiving your instructions from you I will advise you on the proposed next steps with full information on the work that I will undertake on your behalf and the anticipated timescales.

For most matters I would anticipate being able to complete the client’s instructions as soon as I am able. If legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is required, and Consular legalisation is also required a further time delay will be incurred dependent upon the Consulate concerned. You will be advised on timescales.

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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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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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Conflicts of Interest

A Notary has to act independently and impartially. A Notary may act for both parties to a contract, but they have to identify potential conflicts of interest if they exist and try to resolve them if possible.

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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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