Managing your personal affairs overseas has some additional complexities. Legal requirements worldwide are unfamiliar and can seem complicated. It can be a challenge to keep up with exactly what you need.
Many UK documents will only be accepted by foreign courts, authorities and other organisations once they have been notarised. For example, if you are buying or selling property abroad, settling an international probate issue, or wishing to work in certain professions in other countries, you will need to have the relevant documents notarised. Similarly, getting married in a foreign country will require you to prove your identity and eligibility for marriage in that particular jurisdiction.
Many foreign documents need to be prepared or signed in front of a notary in order to be effective. Notaries have the authority to authenticate a document and certify its legitimacy so that it can be used in another country.
It is essential that all documentation is completed and notarised correctly to avoid unnecessary delays and costs. The precise requirements differ between countries, and it is not always clear to the non-specialist what needs to be done and how.
Our notaries will make sure you have all the answers and information you need. With more than 30 years’ experience in this area our specialist notary solicitors can give you the clarity, speed and attention to detail that you need.
We are different because we don’t just notarise a document and leave you to it. We take the time to ensure that the whole process runs smoothly, (including dealing with relevant agencies such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, thus ensuring that your documents will be successfully accepted by the relevant jurisdiction.
We work on a fixed fee basis and all quotations are agreed before work starts, so that you are clear about the cost involved.