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Notarising Documents – who can help?

22 June 2021 Blog Blair MacDonald

Certain documents require to be “notarised” – and not everyone can do so. Although notaries in Scotland are also qualified solicitors, not every solicitor is also qualified as a notary, meaning they can’t notarise documents for clients. However, at Macnabs we have a number of certified notaries who can assist businesses and individuals who have interests abroad and who can also sign affidavits for court matters here in the UK.

Many people might find themselves in a situation whereby they require a notary public to notarise a document for them at short notice in order to further proceed with a business agreement or personal arrangement abroad.

Notaries commonly deal with:

  • preparing and authenticating Powers of Attorney for use abroad,
  • providing ID to foreign (or English) based agents where clients are instructing remotely,
  • dealing with documents relating to the purchase or sale of land and property abroad,
  • providing documents to deal with the administration of estates where the deceased lived abroad, or owned assets abroad,
  • authenticating information for immigration or emigration purposes,
  • authenticating educational or professional qualifications for people wishing to work or study abroad,
  • overseas weddings – authenticating declarations of freedom to marry for people getting married abroad,
  • authenticating company and business documents and transactions
  • providing certificates as to the status of a company or the identity of its directors.

Our offices are now open, by appointment only, so if you do require a document to be witnessed and signed by a notary public or require an affidavit or apostille signatures on documents, then please get in touch to make an appointment. Additionally, notaries can now authenticate the execution of documents remotely using video technology.

At Macnabs we charge a fixed fee for notarising documents (typically £40 + VAT per document), and all our solicitors are also certified as notary publics. Please get in touch if we can help you.

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