What is a Notary?

A Notary is a qualified lawyer – a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties. The rules which affect Notaries are very similar to the rules which affect Solicitors. They must be fully insured and maintain fidelity cover for the protection of their clients and the public. They must keep clients’ money separately from their own and comply with stringent practice rules and rules relating to conduct and discipline. Notaries have to renew their practising certificates every year and can only do so if they have complied with the rules.

Examples of Notary Services

A Notary can help you with:

  • get a certified copy of a passport
  • certify copies of other documents such as examination certificates
  • buy or sell property abroad
  • transfer property
  • set up a Power of Attorney for use abroad
  • make a statutory declaration or swear an oath or affidavit


At Allstarutilities we always try to provide you with the best solution to your problems, by getting in touch with us you are guaranteed to receive all the help you may need:


We only work with fully trained, qualified and certified Notaries, so you can be sure whatever you may need will be done in the most professional manner.



Everything will be explained step by step in plain English, so there likelihood of misunderstanding is close to none.



No hidden costs, explain what you need and find out how much it costs so you don’t have to worry about any extra charges.



Simple Process


Simply click on the “Book a call” button and fill out our contact form.


One of our customer service representatives will call you to discuss your specific needs.


Once you explained your needs we will put you in touch with a Notary that will be the best suited for you.

Examples of Notary Services

A Notary can help you with:

  • confirm your single status in order to marry abroad
  • obtain duplicate documents for lost passports or your other important documents
  • get an Apostille or legalisation
  • have your contracts authenticated by a notary
  • have a commercial translation certified by a notary
  • assign patents, trade marks or domain names
  • any other documents for use abroad, which require a notary stamp


What is Legalisation or Apostille?
What is Legalisation or Apostille?

A notarised document may often need to be further authenticated by having the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm the validity of the notary’s signature and seal. The requirement for this will depend on the foreign country involved. This is done by legalisation by the use of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s official certificate attached to the document, known as an apostille. These are internationally recognised due to the Hague Convention.

What identification does a Notary Public require?
What identification does a Notary Public require?

Following the implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, notaries are now obliged to keep sufficient evidence on their files of the identity and the address of all their clients before they undertake any work. Each person whose signature they are to certify must provide one of the following original identification documents at the time of the appointment.

  • passport
  • driving licence (with photo card)
  • national identity card (EEA state members)
  • an armed forces pass (with photo and signature)
  • firearms licence (with photo and signature)
  • other government issue ID (with photo and signature)
  • residence permit
  • benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency
What does it cost?
What does it cost?

An early indication of the costs can usually be given in advance but so that we can establish the charges please tell us the following:

  • What service you need – witnessing signatures, certifying copy documents, obtaining Apostille etc
  • The type of documents concerned – for instance is it a Power of Attorney that you need witnessing
  • Who is signing or presenting the documents – are they personal papers or for a Company?
  • How many documents are there?
  • Which country they are to go to.

In order to obtain an curate quote please contact us.

Can a document be notarised remotely
Can a document be notarised remotely

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and restrictions enforced, many businesses and individuals in the UK are looking to deal with the notarisation of documents remotely over the internet using video conference technology such as Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp, Teams or other similar online platforms.

If you require the assistance of a notary but are not able to have a face to face appointment, we will be happy to assist if possible. Not all documents are suitable for online or remote notarisation however, so please get in touch to find out it will be possible in your circumstances.