We authenticate documents and transactions so that they can be effective in countries outside England & Wales.

The notary public sector is an old and highly regarded profession, and one which plays an important role for citizens and courts today.

What We Can Do For You

“In the world of notaries, the ink of integrity never fades.”

Preparing and authenticating powers of attorney for use overseas.

Dealing with purchase or sale of land and property abroad.

Authenticating foreign wills and providing documents to deal with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or owning property abroad.

Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad, such as education or professional qualifications or declarations of freedom to marry.

Authenticating company and business documents and transactions or providing certificates as to the status of a company or the identity of its directors.

What Else Can Notaries Do?

Most notaries act in that capacity to provide the sort of services already described, but they can also provide authentication and a secure record for almost any sort of transaction, document or event.

Notaries are specifically authorised to carry out certain Reserved Activities under the Legal Services Act 2007 and can do any form of legal work except any contentious matter, the provision of immigration advice and services or taking cases to court. Approximately half of notaries are also solicitors and do their general legal work in that capacity.

Others (including the Scrivener Notaries in London) practise only as notaries undertaking commercial and property work (including conveyancing) and family and private client work (including wills, probate and the administration of estates).

FCDO apostille costs:

  • e-apostille costs £35
  • Standard costs £45 plus £5 postage
  • Express costs £100 plus £5 postage

Austins Solicitors Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No: 404976.

Registered office: 3 Chiswick Business Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4 5YA

VAT no: GB 843 258 226

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