The Notarisation of documents is where a Notary Public certifies the signature on a document. When a notary notarises a document they sign and affix their seal on it, in the presence of the person or persons who have signed it.
If you require a document to be Apostilled it must first be Notarised or signed by a solicitor. An Apostille is affixed by any competent authority designated by a government of a country or state that is a party to the Hague Convention 1961. Effectively the Apostille is a certification of the Notaries signature. Apostille is a French word which means “signature”. The Notarisation and Apostilling of documents is often referred to as “legalisation”.
Where documents are required for international use, it is usually a requirement to have them Apostilled to “validate” them as authentic.
We can arrange for the Notarisation and Apostilling of any corporate or legal documents or Powers of Attorney.
Please contact our offices for further information.