Notary and Legalisation Services

Looking for reliable notary and legalisation services? Look no further than The Notary Service, the trusted choice for all your document needs in Surrey, Brighton & Hove, and beyond.

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Professional Notary and Legalisation Services

Our professional notary services offer the assurance of legally binding document verification and authentication, ensuring peace of mind for all your important transactions.

Embassy Attestation Services: Reliable Document Legalisation

Embassy Attestation provides the necessary authentication and legalisation of documents for international use, ensuring their validity and acceptance.

Efficient International Document Legalisation Solutions

Our Apostille Services ensure your documents are legalised and recognized internationally, providing peace of mind and seamless global transactions.


We can courier your document abroad directly from our office to any worldwide destination!

Assisting Global Clients with Notarial Needs

Here are some ways in which I can assist you with your global notarial needs:

  1. Document Legalisation and Authentication: If you have documents that need to be used internationally, I can verify their authenticity and provide the necessary certifications, including Apostille certificates, to ensure they are recognized in foreign jurisdictions.
  2. Certified Copies: In many instances, legal authorities require certified copies of original documents. I can create certified copies that hold legal weight, enabling you to use them for various purposes abroad.
  3. Witnessing Signatures: If you or your business partners need to sign documents that require an impartial witness, I can facilitate the process and ensure the proper execution of the documents.
  4. Power of Attorney: If you need to grant someone the authority to act on your behalf in a foreign jurisdiction, I can draft and notarise the necessary Power of Attorney documents.
  5. Affidavits and Declarations: Whether for legal proceedings, business transactions, or personal matters, I can assist you in preparing affidavits and declarations that meet the legal standards of the UK and other relevant jurisdictions.
  6. Property Transactions: If you are involved in property transactions abroad, I can verify your identity, witness signatures, and provide certifications that are often required for these transactions.
  7. Corporate Documents: For businesses operating globally, I can notarise corporate documents such as resolutions, agreements, and certificates, ensuring compliance with the legal requirements of various jurisdictions.
  8. Legalisation Consultation: Navigating the complex requirements of different countries’ legal systems can be challenging. I am available to provide guidance and advice on the specific notarial and legalisation requirements for your target jurisdiction.
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Streamlining International Document Legalisation Process

Streamlining International Document Legalisation Process

Legalising documents for international use can often be a complex and time-consuming process. The process involves verifying the authenticity of documents issued in one country to ensure their acceptance in another country’s legal system. The UK has established a streamlined process for international document legalisation, also known as obtaining an “Apostille.” Here’s how the process works:

  1. Verify Document Eligibility: Before beginning the legalisation process, confirming that the document you need to use internationally is eligible for an Apostille is essential. Generally, public documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, academic transcripts, and company documents can be legalised.
  2. Notarisation or Certification: In many cases, the document must first be notarised or certified by a qualified professional, such as a Notary Public or solicitor. This step ensures the authenticity of the document’s signature and content.
  3. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apostille: Once the document has been notarised or certified, it can be submitted to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to issue an Apostille. The Apostille is an official certificate attached to the document, verifying the authenticity of the signature, seal, or stamp on the document. The FCO is the designated authority responsible for issuing Apostilles in the UK.
  4. Online Application: The UK government provides an online platform where you can submit your documents for Apostille issuance. This process has streamlined the application and payment process, making it more convenient for individuals and businesses.
  5. Document Submission: Through the online platform, you will need to provide details about the document, upload a scanned copy, and make the necessary payment. The FCO will review the application and attached document.
  6. Apostille Issuance: Once the FCO verifies the document’s authenticity and the notarisation or certification, they will affix the Apostille certificate to the document or provide an electronic Apostille, depending on your preference.
  7. Document Ready for Use: With the Apostille attached, the document is now recognised and accepted in countries that are parties to the Hague Apostille Convention. The Apostille eliminates the need for further Legalisation in those countries.
  8. Additional Legalisation (if required): If the destination country is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, the legalised document might require further legalisation through the respective embassy or consulate of the destination country.


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