Notary Public Worthing

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Welcome to Notary Public Worthing

I am a Notary Public serving Worthing and West Sussex.

I am happy to visit you for an appointment at your business address or at your home. I also offer appointments at my offices if required.
Please call me to make an appointment.
I am able to give a priority appointment for urgent work, often on the same day. I can arrange legalisation within 24 hours if required, and can visit you at your office or home if you wish for a small call out charge.

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What services does a Notary Public provide?

A Notary, or Notary Public, can authenticate or witness most documents. A Notary can also arrange legalisation or obtain Apostilles, if needed. You will often require the services of a Notary Public when you have documents which are needed to be used abroad. The Notary's signature and seal will verify to the authorities in that country that any relevant checks have been carried out and that the document has been properly signed.

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What is the difference between a Notary and a solicitor?

Notaries form a small, highly specialised branch of the legal profession, whose area of specialisation is the preparation and certification of documents so that they may be used effectively abroad.

Solicitors form by far the largest part of the legal profession. They provide advice and representation to their clients on a wide variety of legal issues, usually within the legal framework of their country of residence.

One important difference between a Notary and a solicitor is that whereas a solicitor's primary duty is to his client, the Notary's primary duty is to the transaction and the authenticity of the documents. As Notary Public's are recognised worldwide, they have to maintain absolute integrity and impartiality to maintain the standing of the Notarial profession.

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What is Legalisation or Apostille?

Many countries also require notarised documents to be legalised. Legalisation is a double check to make sure that the notaries' signature is genuine and recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Documents may also be checked by foreign embassies to make sure that the Notary's signature matches the one on their records. The requirement for this will depend on the foreign country involved. Once the authenticity of the signature is confirmed a certificate is attached, called an "Apostille".

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Documents in a foreign language

If a document requiring notarisation is in a foreign language it is usually necessary for the document to be translated by an official legal translator who will then have to sign a statutory declaration certifying that it is a true translation.

In exceptional cases the Notary may be satisfied to fix their seal of office and signature on documents in a foreign language if they are fully satisfied that the person signing is conversant with the language of the document.

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What identification does a Notary Public require?

Following the implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, 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.

In addition, they require proof of residence, which can be one of the following original documents:

When a Notary Public is acting for a corporate client, evidence of the due incorporation of the company or entity is required. This can be one of the following documents:

In addition to the above, each individual signatory will need to produce one of the identification documents mentioned above.

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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:

Information and Scale of Charges


Minimum  Fee  - simple ID, capacity check and Signature


Notarial Act – e.g Power of Attorney, Certify doc etc 


Second person – Add per person


Second document etc - Add per document  


Arrange Apostille – Up to 4 documents   


Arrange legalisation by Embassy      


Attendance outside my Office - minimum


Non quoted time:  My Hourly Charge rate 


Land Registry ID1 Identification

from £45.00



Pay Foreign Office Fees for Apostille per document


Pay London Agent and Courier per document


Pay International Courier including tracking details, scan reporting etc  


Premium Foreign Office – (24 hour service) Per document    


Premium London Couriers Per document - Courier to collect and deliver.


Economy Fees  overseas from (FCO  Courier)  


Embassy Fees vary for different Embassies. Please enquire  -


All fees are inclusive of VAT where appropriate.

Please visit the contact me page to obtain a quotation.

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Regulatory Information

I am Regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

My Professional Insurance cover is from £1,000,000.

My complaints procedure is set out here.

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