When your documents are to be used overseas, it often requires that they be certified by a Notary Public. Notarisation is the process of authenticating a document by a Notary Public. A Notary Public essentially makes a document work abroad. However, every country has its own requirements as to how legal documents are prepared, executed and certified. Your Notary Public can advise you of the various formalities to be followed and the formalities to be observed under English Law, whilst executing a document.
The most common tasks of a Notary Public include:
- Authenticating passport copies
- Authenticating Degree certificates, transcripts and other academic certificates
- Notarisation of Power of Attorney for use abroad
- Notarisation of Spanish Power of Attorney
- Notarisation of statutory declaration or an oath or affidavit
- Notarisation of Declaration of your single status in order to marry abroad
- Notarisation of Declaration or Affidavit for applying for lost passports Indian OCI Cards
- Notary Services on Proof of Life Certificate
- Authenticating Translation of documents
- Authenticating Patents, Trade Marks or Domain Names
- Notarising of Indemnity Bonds and Guarantee Agreements (mostly for US)
- Authentication of DBS certificate
- Notarisation of documents relating to purchase or sale of land and property abroad
- Authenticating documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or owning property abroad
- Notary Services on personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad, such as education or professional qualifications or declarations of freedom to marry
- Notary Services on authenticating company and business documents and transactions or providing certificates as to the status of a company or the identity of its directors
- Authenticating or notarisation of signatures on legal documents.
The most common services provided by a Notary or a Notary Public to corporate clients are notarisation of following documents:
- Certificate of Incorporation.
- Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name.
- Certificate of Good Standing.
- Current Appointments Report.
- Annual Returns.
- Memorandum and Articles of Association.
- Certificate of Incorporation .
- Copy of Minutes
- List of people in Significant control
- BEN 2 for Irish Companies
Depending on the nature of services offered by a Notary public or a Notary, there are two types of Notarial acts; public form and private form. A Notary or a Notary Public will issue a Direct Notarial Certificate as appropriate.