What is Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a type of service offered to serve in non-contentious matters such as to legalise and authentic documents, especially those that are needed to be used abroad. E.g. Powers of attorney; deeds for use in Commonwealth or in foreign countries; taking evidence of oaths etc.
A Notary is a public service which is also used to administer oaths, declarations, bills of exchange, authenticate execution of certain classes of documents etc. The verification and official stamp from a notary will provide confirmation to the foreign authorities so that further checks and processes can be carried out.
If you require a document to be used as legal evidence outside the UK, it normally has to be notarised. The notary will have to confirm your identity before approving the documentation.
The notary’s job is to make you aware of all the legal procedures, and understand the effects of legal documents abroad.
Common uses of Notary:
- Transfer of Property
- Purchase or exchange of property abroad
- Matters relating to marriage abroad
- Sponsor relatives from abroad
- Adopting children
- Getting a copy of a passport verified by a notary
- Have commercial translations and documents verified by a notary