Every notarial matter is different, nevertheless certain elements are the same; stages of your transaction are
Receiving and reviewing of your instructions
Confirmation of what needs to be done; for example, any background checks or additional processing such as translation, or obtaining an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office or embassy stamp – this process is often called legalisation.
Providing you with an estimate of costs and likely timescales
Arranging a mutually convenient meeting time where: your identity is verified and that you understand the content of the documents to be notarised. Also, particularly when signing on behalf of a company, that you have the authority (sometime called capacity) to sign the documents
You will be asked to confirm acceptance of the notary’s terms of service and data protection polices
Drafting a notarial certificate as necessary, affixing the notarial stamp to the documents
Advising on or arranging any further processing as necessary
If necessary, arranging for documents to be returned to you or forwarded onwards
The Notary will provide you with a copy of your notarised documents if required.