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In order to be accepted in certain countries, your documents once notarised and then apostilled may still be subject to an additional level of verification by the UK-based Embassy or consulate of the receiving country.

Legalisation simply means that the signature, seal or stamp appearing on your documents is confirmed as genuine and they will then counter-sign and stamp the documents to enable them to be accepted by the destination country. This additional level of certification can add complexity to the process as all consulates and Embassies all have different procedures and costs. Our Notary, Stephen Gordon, will take a look at your documents and inform you what exactly is required to get your documents to their destination.   

To speed up the legalisation process for our clients we use an agent in London who will courier the documents to the Embassy on your behalf.

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


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

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


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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