If your documents are to be used abroad you will usually require services of a Notary Public. A Notary’s signature and seal makes the document acceptable by the foreign jurisdiction as evidence of the truth of the statements it contains. Some countries require the document to also be legalised with an Apostille by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and/or legalised by a Consulate.
Notaries in England and Wales are third and oldest branch of the legal profession in the United Kingdom. To qualify as a Notary Public it is necessary to fulfil the criteria set out by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. More information about the notarial profession and the qualification of notaries can be obtained from the Notaries Society‘s website.
Alena Aston-Dive is a fully qualified Notary Public and provides notarial and legalisation services for businesses and individuals from areas in and around Cambridge, Ely, St Ives, St Neots, Huntingdon, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Peterborough, Wisbech, Welney, March, Chatteris, Downham Market, Swaffham, Thetford and King’s Lynn. Please see Services for further information. Appointments can be made by prior arrangement at one of our offices in Cambridge or Welney (near Wisbech), or we can travel to an alternative convenient place (e.g. your business premises, place of work, solicitors’ office). Please contact us to make an appointment.
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