Notarial Services

We notarise documents and whether you’re a private individual or a business we can help.

Our Notary Public is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and we are authorised to practice throughout England and Wales. 

Typically we are asked to certify the authenticity of documents and signatures for use abroad. Our Notary Public can advise on the best way to handle your request and provide a notarial certification that meets your needs.

To see if we can notarise your document, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8509 1298 or [email protected].

If you are a private individual, please visit our Notarial Services for Individuals page.

If you are business and would like to establish a regular working relationship, please visit our Notarial Services for Business Clients page. 

Why do I need a notary? 

A notarial certification is amongst the highest level of certification you can receive from a lawyer or public official. This is in part due to the additional training and expertise required of a Notary Public. When a notarised document is received abroad, it can provide greater re-assurance to the recipient that the correct authentication has therefore been carried out.

For most transactions concerning the UK only, a notarial certification is not required and a solicitor or commissioner for oaths certification will be fine instead. We can provide commissioner for oaths certifications in certain circumstances on request. 

The process 

The notarisation process will depend on different factors such as what the document is and if it needs to signed in any particular way.

The first step is to call us on 020 8509 1298 or email [email protected]. Thereafter,we will review your request, perhaps ask to see scans of the documents you need help with, and advise on the best course of action. Once finalised we will provide you with a quote and schedule an appointment if needed.

We hold appointments in our London office based in Walthamstow. In addition, we can come and see you at your home, office, or any other location but this incurs a slight fee increase to account for travel and waiting times.

At the appointment, we will ask you to complete our Client Registration Form, and we will conduct any necessary ID requirement checks. Our ID Requirements page has more information on what you may need to bring.

Next we will notarise your documents whilst you wait. Appointments typically take between 15-30 minutes but this may increase for more complex matters. Finally, we will take payment, provide you with your notarised documents, and email you a scan for your records.

If you are using our Apostille or Consular Legalisation services, you will leave your documents with us and we will notify you once those services has been completed.