Notary Public

A Notary is a member of the oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom and holds an internationally recognised public office. The duty and functions of a Notary is to prepare, attest, authenticate and certify deeds and other documents for use anywhere in the world.

By virtue of the international status of his office, a notary’s signature and official seal are acceptable as proof of the matter attested by him to the judicial or other public authorities in the country where they are to be used.

Katie Mantin is qualified, by examination and appointment by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to hold the office of a Notary Public.

Katie’s hourly charge for notarial work is £200, with a minimum set fee of £100. Once Katie has seen the document(s) and any instructions sent to you, she should be able to give you a firm indication of the likely charges.

We may have to pay legalisation fees to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or a Foreign Embassy. There might be translation or interpreter fees. Other payments (including travelling expenses, company search fees and telegraphic transfer fees) may also be required. Your approval of these will be obtained and you are normally required to make payment in advance of any such amounts.

Professional indemnity insurance at a level of at least £1,000,000.00 is maintained.

It is important that a Notary is contacted as early on as possible as requirements vary from country to country.

Notarisation of documents for countries worldwide:

  • Attesting the execution of documents such as Powers of Attorney, Overseas Adoption documents, Overseas Marriage documents, Sponsorship of relatives from abroad, Statutory Declarations, Affidavits and Oaths.
  • Arranging Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Embassy and Consulate legalisation
  • Authenticating copy documents such as Education Certificates, Passports and Birth Certificates
  • Shipping documents and Bills of Exchange