Legalisation Of Documents
A notary is a public officer appointed under authority of state law who has power under the law to administer an oath, to certify affidavits, to take acknowledgments, depositions or testimony, and to take certain actions in some commercial transactions, such as the protesting of negotiable instruments. Documents and signatures of the notary are authenticated by recognition of the notary seal.
Documents for use in countries other than the country of execution often need to be legalised by the relevant embassy or consulate.
An apostille is a stamp or adhesive label, signed by the UK Government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and applied to a signed document. Documents signed by persons other than government officials will need to be notarised prior to receiving an apostille.
An apostille certificate confirms that a signature, seal or stamp appearing on a document is genuine. The apostille certificate confirms the person that signed the document has the authority to do so and that the document should therefore be recognised as legal without further evidence in any country which has joined the Hague Convention. Many countries which have not joined the convention also recognise apostille certificates.
M&N Group can arrange for documents to be notarised and have the apostille attached. This normally takes up to one week.
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