How to proceed

  1. It is necessary to see the document to be notarised. If possible forward it by e-mail before any meeting so that any special requirements can be considered. An electronic copy also makes it easier to make any necessary amendments.
  2. It is essential that any execution/signature of document takes place in my presence so please do not sign, or have it witnessed, before I see it.
  3. Please forward also any instructions from a foreign lawyer as to any special procedure or ink colour there may be.
  4. In order to comply with identification requirements imposed on all Notaries by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (and subsequent anti-money laundering laws) it will be necessary to see documentation verifying your identification which may include your:
    - passport or photo driving licence or
    - birth certificate AND
    - utility bill or bank statement showing the fixed abode of the person who will appear before me
    and in the case of companies
    - a copy of the Constitution (previously called the Memorandum and Articles of Association) of the company AND
    - the Certificate of Incorporation
    If there is a difficulty relating to this issue we can discuss it further when we meet.
  5. Where there are fees to be paid out on your behalf to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or to a foreign embassy, you may be asked to provide funds in advance, and any sum paid  will be accounted for fully at the end of the transaction.

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