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Apostille

Our Notary, Stephen Gordon, will assess from the outset whether an Apostille is necessary in your case. The Apostille is used to certify your Notary’s identity and authority to practice and in the UK the certificate is issued by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

If your notarised documents are to be used in a country that has signed up to The Hague Convention then an Apostille will normally be sufficient for your documents to be accepted in that country.  This is because there is a reciprocal agreement between countries signed up to Convention 12 of The Hague Convention stating that member states will accept paperwork apostilled in any of the other member states.

There are, however, some countries who will still insist upon legalisation and we can advise whether this is needed in order for your notarised documents to be accepted. 

Preparing To See A Notary

Although every case will be different, you will need to ensure:

  • You make an appointment
  • You bring evidence of your identity to the appointment, such as a current valid passport and/or driving licence and a recent utlity bill or bank statement with your name and address on it
  • You understand any documents involved, particularly if it is not in English
  • You bring any documents to the appointment that are relevant to the matter
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What Is The Cost?

The fee will be based upon the amount of time that is spent dealing with your matter, however a quotation will be provided in advance.  All quotes are subject to VAT.

For more information, or to arrange an appointment with Stephen Gordon, call 0330 017 6302or email info@bannerjones.co.uk.

*calls cost no more than a local 01 number and are included in your mobile minutes.

Regulation

Notaries are regluated in England and Wales by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury of The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JT

 

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our Notary is covered by Banner Jones Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance.   The Professional Rules for Notaries can be accessed either on the  Faculty Office website or the Notarial services website.

 

Complaints Procedure

The vast majority of our clients are totally satisfied with the Notarial service we provide, however, in order to comply with the Notaries' Code of Practice, we need to advise you of what to do should you become unhappy with our service.

If at any time there is anything concerning you about the progress of your matter, you should contact the Notary dealing with your case, who will  try to deal with your concern.

If your concern is not dealt with in this way you can persue a complaint under the Notaries Approved Complaints Procedure by contacting the Secretary of the Notaries Society of Old Church Chambers, 23 Sandhill Road, St. James, Northampton, NN5 5LH.

Any matters not resolved by the Notaries Society's Approved Complaints Procedure will be dealt with by the Office for Legal Complaints at the Court of Faculties.

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