Notary Public in Manchester

Whether you wish to prepare foreign adoption papers, have lost your passport, or plan to get married abroad, Prosperity Law LLP is here to help. Thanks to our talented notary public team, we’re able to offer comprehensive notary services in Manchester (as well as in Liverpool and Lancashire) – certifying your important documents for both personal and business use.

Comprehensive notary services in Manchester

As a leading notary public in Manchester, we’re able to assist both individual UK and non-UK citizens and UK-based companies, who are looking to authenticate documents. We can check and certify a range of official documentation – for use in the UK or a foreign country – ensuring that it will be accepted by the receiving jurisdiction.

Our notary services in Manchester currently include (but are not limited to):

  • administering of oaths and statutory declarations
  • authenticating residency certificates
  • preparing foreign adoption applications
  • authenticating documents to open bank accounts within, or outside of, the UK
  • authenticating documents to open 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 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

If your documents include any reference to a notary public, it’s simple – get in touch and make your appointment with a notary public in Manchester city centre today?

Or, if you’re unsure whether this is the right service for you, you’re welcome to give our experts a call. They’re always happy to help and, having listened to your circumstances, they will advise on whether a notary in Manchester is necessary. Either dial 0161 667 3697 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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A notary public is a solicitor, who has then undertaken further training – including academic studies and professional training courses – to specifically cover notary public services. Their main role is to verify the authenticity of a document and witness signatures, allowing that document to be accepted as valid and used legally both inside and outside of the UK.

Here at Prosperity Law LLP, as a leading notary public in Manchester, our specialists can assist with a diverse range of documentation. We’re able to witness the signing of official paperwork – verifying your identity, your willingness to sign and your awareness of the contents – and will ensure your documents are accepted by the relevant jurisdiction.

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.

A notary public is usually required if you plan to use documents or paperwork abroad. In such circumstances, the notary’s signature is essential – verifying that all relevant checks have been carried out and allowing the document to be accepted as valid by a foreign authority. You may also need a notary public to witness signatures and authenticate documents for use in the UK.

Either way, if a notary is required, this will usually be stated on the document itself. If you can’t find any reference to this and are unsure whether a notary service is necessary, please feel free to get in touch with our notary public team in Manchester. We’re always happy to offer advice.

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.

When visiting a notary public in Manchester for the first time, you will need to bring along proof of your identity (e.g. a passport or driving license) and confirmation of your current address – perhaps in the form of a utility bill or bank statement. If they haven’t been sent in advance, you should also bring along the original copies of any documents you wish to be notarised and verified for legal use.

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