A Notary prepares, witnesses or certifies documents going abroad. Often a document will have been prepared by a foreign lawyer. They include powers of attorney, sworn statements, contracts, property papers and certificates of law. Documents which are handled by a Notary are referred to as“notarial acts”. These may be in public or private form – the latter largely confined to witnessing signatures. An act in public form is required where a Notary confirms facts which he or she has verified personally. Notaries must verify for each client their identity, legal capacity and understanding of the document as well as their authority if signing on behalf of another party such as a limited company. As qualified lawyers, Notaries may also carry out all other types of legal work apart from litigation (court work). This is similar to the position of continental Notaries who operate under the civil law system. Accordingly, Notaries here may handle property transactions, make wills and administer the estates of someone who has died.
(The Notaries Society)
Consular services support including A.I.R.E. forms
Consular services support including A.I.R.E. forms is a service offered by a notary to assist Italian citizens living abroad (or who are moving abroad) with the necessary documentation for registration in the AIRE.
Chamber of Commerce certificates of Italian and English companies
Corporate searches for Italian and English companies are services that a notary offers to verify the information of a company.
Certified copies of contracts
Certified copies of contracts are authenticated copies of legal contracts.
Notarised and legalised translation services
Notarised and legalised translation services are services that the Notary in his capacity as certified translator or legal professional offers to translate legal documents from one language to another and authenticates the translation.
Certified copies of corporate documents (articles of association, minutes)
Certified copies of corporate documents are authentic copies of documents such as articles of association, minutes, and certificates of good standing of a company.
Certified copies of personal documents (passport, ID card, professional certificates, residence certificates)
Certified copies of personal documents are authentic copies of documents such as passports, ID cards, professional certificates, and residence certificates.
Drafting and revision of minutes and powers of attorney of all kinds
Drafting and revision of minutes and powers of attorney of all kinds are services that the notary offers to ensure the correct drafting of important legal documents.
Authentication of signatures (powers of attorney-affidavits-deeds and contracts)
Authentication of signatures is a service that attests the authenticity of a person's signature on a legal document.
Assistance for citizenship procedures
Assistance for citizenship procedures is a service that helps people obtain citizenship in a country.
Assistance for recognition of academic qualifications
Assistance for the recognition of academic qualifications is a service that helps people obtain official recognition of their academic qualifications in a country other than the one in which they obtained said qualification
This office offers the additional service of Legalisation with Apostille at the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Legalisation with Apostille at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is a process of authenticating documents issued in one country and intended for use in another country. The apostille is a certificate issued by the government office of the country issuing the document, attesting to the authenticity of the document itself. In the UK, the office responsible for issuing the apostille is the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The process of legalisation with apostille is often required for legal documents, such as contracts, birth certificates, marriage certificates, and university certificates, that need to be presented in another country and notarial certificates produced by our firm.