If you are looking to move, work study or even travel abroad, you will most likely need to have documents validated by a Notary Public before you arrive. This is often the case for legal documentation across Europe, the USA, South America and South Africa.
Paul Engelbrecht is a qualified and experienced Notary who can help you with certifying documents and, if necessary, can arrange its delivery to the Foreign Office or embassy.
What do I need to know?
A Notary Public is a qualified lawyer and is appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury. There are about 800 Notaries working in the UK.
No. This can complicate matters further so do not sign documents until you’ve consulted Paul.
Only original certificates (as opposed to copies) are acceptable means of proof of public records such as birth, marriage and death.
Yes. An in-person meeting at the BPE office will be required.
No. Our Notarial responsibility extends only to the Notarial formalities themselves. We will not give advice for the drafting or effect of any documents which we have not prepared.
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