Going to work in the UAE?

By Notary Public London

Congratulations! You’ve just got a new job and you’re off to the UAE! Before you can up-sticks and move to sunnier climes, you may be asked to dig out your old educational certificates. Your new employer will need to have attested copies of your educational certificates in order to arrange your visa. If you’ve never…

The Apostille

By Notary Public London

The Apostille, also known as the Apostille Convention, Apostille Treaty and its full name the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, is in fact an international treaty. THE NAME Apostille comes from the French word apostille (meaning “marginal annotation or note”), itself from the Old French word apostiller (meaning “to…

What is a Notary?

By Notary Public London

You most likely have never heard of a Notary. Despite being the third and oldest branch of the legal profession, it’s a role which often goes under the radar. In this blog post, I’ll be giving you a quick overview on who we are and what we do. Firstly, it’s important to note that there…

Notarised documents for taking pets abroad

By Notary Public London

Pets Legalisation Service For your pet to travel to the UK without the need for quarantine, insure they have the correct identification documents, vaccinations and treatments. Changes to the pet travel scheme came into effect on 29 December 2014, with a new pet travel Regulation. LINK TO GOV.UK – + Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret…

What’s in a word, certify, notarise, apostille, legalise…

By Notary Public London

Legal speak isn’t the easiest language to understand, and we often get clients confused about certain terms. Today, I’ll be looking at some of the most perplexing terms that you’re likely to encounter when visiting a notary. TO CERTIFY…  To certify, is to attest or confirm in a formal statement.  When doing business in the…