Notary Public

Prosperity Law LLP offers a range of notary public services in Manchester, Liverpool, and the wider areas of Lancashire and Merseyside.

What is a notary public?

A notary public is a specially qualified person who can verify the authenticity of a document in order to reassure a foreign country that the document is valid and can be relied on.

The chief tasks that fall under services involving a notary public are document authentication and the witnessing of signatures. This paperwork can then be legally used outside the UK.

Our notary public services in Manchester can check a person’s identity, their legal capacity, and their understanding of the document to be verified. They will also check a person’s authority to sign the document.

Why use a notary public service in Manchester or Liverpool?

Sometimes a document that is to be used in a foreign country will have to be checked and certified by a notary public in Manchester or Liverpool before it will be accepted by the receiving jurisdiction. The services of a notary public may be needed by a UK citizen, or by a non-UK citizen who wishes to use documents in the UK. In certain instances, a business, rather than an individual, may also need the help of a notary public.

There could be several different circumstances or reasons why you are looking for advice from a Prosperity Law LLP notary public. If your documents include any references to a notary public then please get in touch with your nearest notary public in either Liverpool or Manchester to reap the benefits of our expertise. Even if you are unsure if you actually need to use a notary public it is advisable to seek guidance on the matter either way.

Notary public services

  • Administering oaths & statutory declarations
  • Authenticating residency certificates
  • Preparing foreign adoption applications
  • Authenticating documents to assist in the opening of bank accounts within, or outside of, the UK
  • Authenticating documents to assist in the opening of corporate branch offices within, or outside of, the UK
  • Authenticating company and business documents and transactions for foreign contracts
  • Authenticating documents for immigration or emigration purposes
  • Authenticating documents needed in order to marry or work abroad
  • Dealing with lost passports, share certificates and other documents
  • Dealing with documents relating to the purchase or sale of land and property abroad
  • Dealing with documents relating to foreign wills, inheritance and estate administration
  • Notarising execution of power of attorney for a company, limited liability partnership or another trading medium
  • Authenticating company and business documents and transactions for the formation of foreign subsidiary companies
  • Preparing and witnessing powers of attorney for use overseas

Please contact us on 0161 667 3697 to find a notary public near you or alternatively complete our contact form.


A solicitor can help with a diverse range of legal matters, including contentious matters. They can provide tailored advice and representation and always act in the best interest of their client.

By contrast, a notary is much more specialised. They can only help with the preparation and authentication of legal documents. Complying with strict worldwide standards, they owe a duty to everyone involved with the documents – and, as a result, they remain impartial at all times.

More information on the difference between a notary public and solicitor can be found in our blog.

If you intend to use documents outside the UK, further authentication may be required – from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office – to confirm the validity of the notary’s signature. This is usually for countries who are part of the Hague Convention. Some require one certificate from the foreign office, the apostille, whereas others ask for a second certificate from their own embassy.

Our team of notary publics, here at Prosperity Law LLP, have significant experience in this area. They can advise on whether an apostille will be necessary and, if so, how long the process is likely to take.

Thanks to our specialist members of staff, we can offer a wider range of notary public services – including everything from the witnessing of signatures to authentication of residency certificates.

We have in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in document legalisation. Of course, as a notary public, we stay impartial – but we always strive to provide a first-class service for our clients. We ensure your paperwork is verified as efficiently as possible and our charge rates are very fair.

The cost of our notary public services varies depending on a number of factors, including:

  • – the type of document to be notarised
  • – the number of documents needed
  • – the country for which they are intended
  • – whether an apostille is required
  • – whether the documents are for an individual or company

If you’re in need of a notary public in Liverpool or Manchester, the best option is to get in touch. We can then provide a quote that is tailored to you and the exact notary services that you require.

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