Notary Public Robert Vipan

notary public stamford, lincolnshire

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I am a Notary Public based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. I offer my services in a wide area including Lincolnshire, Peterborough, Grantham, Market Deeping, Oundle, Bourne and the adjacent areas .

I offer a mobile Notary service where I can visit you at your office or home. You may also choose to visit my office if you prefer.

Please visit the contact page to obtain a quotation or to make an enquiry.

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What is a Notary Public?

A Notary, or Notary Public, can witness or authenticate any document. A Notary can also obtain legalisation or an apostille, if needed.

You will normally 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 the relevant checks have been carried out.

The need for a Notary public is dictated by the requirements of the country where the document is to be used. For example, if you wish to buy a property abroad, it is often necessary to give your overseas lawyer power to deal with the purchase. This can be done by means of a power of attorney, which is signed by you in front of a Notary. The Notary public will confirm your name and identity and sign the document and seal it with their official seal. Often, an apostille is needed to verify the signature and seal of the Notary.

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What does a Notary Public actually do?

A Notary Public must always check the identity of the signatory as well as his or her capacity and intention. This will involve the checking of certain documents such as a passport and separate proof of address. They may witness the signature of the person involved and/or ensure that the document is signed in accordance with English Law.

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What services does Notary Public Robert Vipan offer?

Notaries generally act as legally trained impartial witnesses to certify documents for use outside the UK.

Notary Public Robert Vipan offers:

  • Witnessing the execution of documents and verifying the authenticity of signatures
  • Certifying Powers of Attorney for use abroad
  • Certifying passports
  • Notarising documents for use in buying or selling property abroad
  • Certifying birth and marriage certificates
  • Verifying translations from foreign documents to English and vice versa
  • Notarising Bills of exchange and other contracts
  • Legalisation of the notaries signature and seal by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and/or by the embassy of the relevant country
  • The provision of Notarial copies
  • Notarising medical reports and police reports for use in connection with adoption
  • Authenticating the contents of documents
  • Certifying examination certificates
  • Confirming identification records when applying for lost or stolen passports
  • Notarising foreign Wills

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Documents in Foreign Languages

Documents presented to a Notary may be in a foreign language. The Notary must ensure that the client understands the meaning and effect of the document (and may need to understand the document themselves by way of a translation). Notaries do not usually give advice about the meaning or effect of a document or transaction. It is important that the client shows the Notary any correspondence or advice that he has been given by others.

A Notary Public may also be known as a Notario Publico, Notaio, Notario, Notar or a Notaire.

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What is Legalisation?

Some documents to be used outside the UK may need to be legalised. Legalisation means that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office puts a certificate on the document confirming the Notary's credentials. The Foreign Office certificate, for many countries, is known as an Apostille. A separate certificate or stamp from the relevant consulate may also be needed.

Legalisation is a double check to make sure that the Notary signature is genuine and recognised and this is done by government departments and consulates. Documents are checked by foreign consulates to make sure that the Notary's signature matches the one on their records.

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How much does it cost to get documents notarised?

The cost will depend on the number of documents to be notarised. To obtain a quote please contact me with the following information:

  • What type of document do you need notarising?
  • How many different documents do you need notarising?
  • How many copies of each notarised document do you require?
  • Are the documents being notarised for an individual or company?
  • Which country are the documents intended for?
  • Whether you require an Apostille (if known)?

Please visit the contact me page to obtain a quotation.

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