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You can see a list of the London notary services we perform most often for our personal clients, here.

Personal Notary FAQs

Just scroll through the list below to find answers to the questions our personal clients ask us the most about our notary services. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

What is an ACRO Police Certificate?

If you wish to emigrate to a number of countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America, you are required to undergo a criminal records check issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office can legalise original certificates (not photocopies), as long as the certificate has been signed by an ACRO official, a solicitor or a notary public.

What is an Affadavit?

An affidavit is a sworn statement made under oath.

Why do I need bank statements?

You may be required to produce bank statements as a record of the balance in your bank account and the amounts that have been paid into it and withdrawn from it, for a specific period of time.

Do you notarise birth certificates?

As with death certificates, birth certificates are issued by the General Register Office and we can assist you in obtaining copies of birth certificates.

Please note: all original documents (such as Articles of Association, Baptism and Birth Certificates) can be legalised with the Apostille directly but photocopies of originals cannot be legalised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. We can expedite this process for you.

What it a CNI?

This is a CNI, or Certificate of Naturalisation Certificate Of No Impediment. It is required as proof that you are free to marry. If you're from the UK, you can obtain your birth certificate from your local Registry Office, or if you live outside the UK, your nearest British Embassy or Consulate can help you obtain the certificate.

Please remember that only original documents can be legalised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and sometimes, it's very difficult to determine the signatures of officials on original documents, especially if they were issued before 1991. You may be required to wait longer for legalisation while all attempts are made to verify the signature (which is not always successful.) We can help you with this process.

What is a Change Of Name deed?

You may have changed your name by deed poll after a marriage or a divorce or you may not have signed a deed poll, but it is required in order to apply for, or amend your passport or driving licence.

Contact us to arrange your deed poll or for assistance in applying for personal documents.

Death Certificate

The General Register Offices issues Death Certificates and copies of death certificates.

We can legalise original documents by Apostille, directly however the Foreign and Commonwealth Office do not accept photocopies for legalisation.

What is a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) document?

Criminal Records Bureau checks are required by a number of different organisations, employers and countries.

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) becoming the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The individual being checked by the DBS will receive the results of the check, as well as their employer or organisation that applied for it.

If successful, the DBS sends a certificate to the applicant which the employer or organisation will request to see.

What is a Doctor’s Letter?

You may require a Doctor’s Letter, to confirm your fitness for a job application or, if you are off work for seven days or more, your doctor will need to produce a Statement of Fitness for Work (Fit note) for your employer to confirm that your absence from work is due to illness.

We can help you to obtain this documentation.

Do you notarise Finger Prints?

You may be required to submit finger print records for visa applications, emigration or employment checks. We frequently notarise fingerprints.

What is a Fit Note?

This is a statement of fitness legally required by an employer after an employee has been absent from work for 7 (seven) days or more. A doctor may advise an employer that the employee is "Not fit for work" or that they "May be fit for work".

How do I get photocopies of my passport Apostilled?

We can certify and notarise copies of your passport which is required in order to fix an apostille on your passport.

What is Probate?

Probate is the term used to describe the submission of an application to court to manage a deceased person’s affairs. If you are named as an executor of someone's Last Will and Testament, you are required to obtain a Grant of Probate. This gives you authority to oversee the deceased’s affairs.

What are Religious Documents?

At H&S Notary Practice we certify original or true copies of religious documents, e.g. baptisms, marriages and divorces of any religious denomination.

What are Student Documents?

We notarise student documents such as Enrolment Verifications and Degree Verifications as well as administering oaths, drafting and certifying affidavits for student clients.

If your question doesn't appear in this list, just call us on 020 7433 3338 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our notarisation services.

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