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Notary Public, Mid Wales

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 toverify 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. The main types of work includes

Preparing and witnessing powers of attorney for use overseas

Dealing with purchase or sale of land and property abroad

Providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or owning property abroad

Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad

Authenticating company and business documents and transactions

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?

Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins 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?

Our specialist lawyers at Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins Solicitors will be happy to advise and assist you without obligation in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now for a free initial discussion on 01686 412166 or complete our online enquiry form or e-mail us at web@mjjsolicitors.co.uk

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Ruth Hendry

Chartered Legal Executive Probate Practitioner and Conveyancing Practitioner

William Ransford, BA (Hons)

Solicitor / Director and Notary

"Very quick service against a tight timescale. Very friendly service with an excellent understanding of agricultural schemes."
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