Notary Public Wigan

notary public Wigan

Welcome to Notary Public Wigan

I am a Notary Public offering services to clients in Wigan, Bolton and the surrounding areas.
My services may be available at your home or business (including weekends or after business hours), please discuss when making contact with me as well as of course, at my offices.

Please visit the contact page to enquire about Notarisation or Legalisation.

I am regulated by the Master of the Faculties through the faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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What is a Notary Public and what do they do?

A Notary Public is a specialist lawyer who can witness or certify documents for use in foreign countries. By virtue of the Notaries signature and official seal, authorities in other countries will be assured that the relevant checks have been carried out.

As an example, when buying a property abroad you may need to give your overseas lawyer power to deal with the purchase. A Notary Public can watch you sign a Power of Attorney and then notarise this document to ensure that it is accepted in the country involved.

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What services does Notary Public Wigan offer?

Notaries generally act as legally trained impartial witnesses to certify documents for use outside the UK.

Notary Public Wigan offers:

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Independence and Rules

A notary is an independent officer and must not do anything to compromise this. They should not act in matters where they have a personal interest, and are subject to professional rules and standards to ensure the protection of their clients. Notaries are also bound to follow the rules on the prevention of money laundering. They must also be insured against negligence and dishonesty.

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Public Records kept by a Notary

A notary will keep a full set of the originals or copies of all the official documents that they make and this serves as a permanent public record. They must make these available to all those who have a proper right to see them including their client and any other parties involved in such documents. They also refer to the record to make copies when needed.

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Foreign Language Documents

If you have a document that is currently in a foreign language it may be necessary to get an official translation of that document into English. A Notary can advise you on whether this is required and also help you to obtain a translation which can be certified as authentic.

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Do I need an Apostille or Legalisation?

Certain countries may also require the additional step of the document being Legalised. This is a process whereby the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm the validity of the Notary’s signature and seal. Once this check has been carried out a certificate called an ‘Apostille’ is attached to the notarised document.

The need for Legalisation depends on the country involved and your Notary can advise you on this.

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Regulatory Information

In most circumstances I offer a "fixed fee" service, based on the number of documents to be processed, agreed in advance. My services are not subject to VAT.

Please contact me, preferably by calling my number, to discuss which documents you require to be notarised. I can advise you if any further legalisation may be required and if so what my total fee would be.This ensures that you know exactly what the total cost of my service will be before we meet.

Indemnity Insurance

I am fully covered by indemnity insurance under my professional indemnity policy to the level of £3 million per claim as required by my professional rules.

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