About Us

The Members of the UK Notary Network who advertise their services on this website are all lawyers who hold an internationally recognised public office, that of a Notary Public.

They will certify documents making them acceptable for use anywhere in the world by virtue of the Notary’s signature and official seal.
Notaries are appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Court of Faculties.

If you are involved in any form of legal activity in a foreign country, you will probably need to visit a Notary.

The Notary must check your identity through your passport or photo driving licence, and separate proof of address.

He or she will where necessary, witness your signature and ensure that the document is signed in accordance with United Kingdom Law, and also in accordance with the legal requirements of the country for which the document is required.

Documents presented to a Notary may be in a foreign language. The Notary must ensure that you understand the meaning and effect of the document. He or she cannot give advice about the transaction represented by the document. That is the responsibility of the foreign lawyer

Some documents to be used outside the UK may need to be “legalised” by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which puts a certificate on the document confirming the Notary’s credentials. This certificate is known as an Apostille.

In addition the document may also need to presented to the UK Embassy of the destination country, for further verification or “consularisation”. If you ask them the Members of the UK Notary network will attend to all these things on your behalf. tell them that you found them on this website.