Notary Public Lincoln

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Welcome to Notary Public Lincoln

Peter Horner is a Solicitor and Notary Public at Langleys Solicitors LLP in Lincoln and York. Langleys is a regional law firm with some 300 staff and partners.

Appointments for Notarial business are offered at our offices in Lincoln and York.
Appointments are also available outside business hours and out of the office. Please contact me to arrange an appointment.
Normal office hours are (Mon to Thu) 08:45 to 5:45, (Fri) 08:45 to 5:15.

For Notarisation in York please follow Notary Public York

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What is a Notary Public?
What can a Notary Public do?
Foreign languages and translations
What is Legalisation or Apostille?
What identification does a Notary Public require?
What is the difference between a notary and a solicitor?
What does it cost?

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary, or Notary Public, can authenticate or legalise any document. A Notary can also provide 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 Notaries 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 can a Notary Public do?

You may need to see a Notary to:

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Foreign languages and translations

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.

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

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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.

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What identification does a Notary Public require?

Following the implementation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2003, 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 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 Publics are recognised worldwide, they have to maintain absolute integrity and impartiality to maintain the standing of the Notarial profession.

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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:

Please visit the contact us page to obtain a quotation.

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