Notary Public Retford & Nottinghamshire

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Welcome to Notary Public Nottinghamshire.

I offer Notarisation services to clients throughout the Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire areas including Newark, Mansfield, Worksop, Southwell, Bawtry, Grantham and Nottingham

I offer appointments at a location to suit you or at my home or my offices throughout the region.

I am happy to arrange appointments out of office hours or over the weekend.

To arrange an appointment or to request a quote please visit the contact page.

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What is a Notary Public?

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.

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 to:

I do not provide services as a notary, as a Commissioner for Oaths for documents used within England and Wales.

Upon receiving full instructions from you I will confirm those instructions to you together with details as to what I am to do, setting out key stages of the work if more than one and a timescale for completion of the work. 

For most matters I would anticipate being able to complete the client’s instructions within 5 working days or receiving full instructions.  If legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is required,  then time constrains will be extended by 3 days and if Consular legalisation is also required a further time delay will be incurred dependent upon the Consulate concerned.

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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?

A notarised document may often need to be further authenticated by having the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm the validity of the notary's signature and seal. The requirement for this will depend on the foreign country involved. This is done by legalisation by the use of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's official certificate attached to the document, known as an apostille. These are internationally recognised due to the Hague Convention.

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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 (not more than 3 months old):

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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Price Information

Please visit the contact us 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. They are regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and have to undertake annual continuing professional education.

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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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