“Looking after your interests at home and abroad”
Notary Public in Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Rhayader, Llanidloes, Powys, Mid Wales
What is a Notary Public
A Notary Public is a member of the smallest but oldest branch of the legal profession and is appointed by the profession's own Court which is at Westminster. For the purposes of his notarial practice, our Notary is independent of Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins, as is required by the profession.
Clients often require notarial services when dealing with overseas matters. A Notary mainly acts as an impartial and legally trained witness to authenticate and certify the execution of documents required or intended for use outside the UK.
What kind of work does a Notary Public undertake?
A Notary Public is a specialist lawyer whose main business is to verify the proper execution of documentation at home and abroad and, where necessary, to issue an appropriate certificate. That certificate, or in some cases the original document itself, will be signed by the Notary with an attached unique notarial seal. This is a formal procedure, because the notarial act will be relied upon in different legal jurisdictions throughout the world.
Why might I need one?
The primary work of a Notary Public is to prepare and formally witness the execution of documents; to authenticate their contents and to administer oaths and declarations. By this process the Notary attempts to make the document acceptable in foreign jurisdictions. Apart from legalisation at either The Foreign or Commonwealth Office or at a foreign embassy or consulate, no other formal requirements will be needed by the foreign jurisdiction in which the document is required.
It is important that the Notary is contacted as early on as possible as requirements vary from country to country and further authentication from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or applicable Consulate may be necessary. Click here to arrange an appointment. By virtue of the international status of his office, the signature and seal of a Notary is recognised as evidence of a responsible legal officer in most countries of the world.
How much does it cost?
We charge very competitive fees in accordance with The Notaries Society, which gives guidance on fees to ensure that notarial work is carried out to a proper standard. In addition, you should take into account that The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and various embassies charge a small fee for legalising a document. Such institutions will often only accept Notaries' cheques and not cheques issued by individuals.
Who do I contact?
T: 01686 412 166
F: 01686 413 580
Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins
Mid Wales House
Great Oak Street
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