A Notary is a qualified lawyer who is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and is regulated by the Court of Faculties.
The duties of Notaries Public are wide ranging and include the preparation and drawing up of private and public Authentic Acts and Instruments under their signatures and official seals, which are accepted and recognised throughout the world.
I am a Notary Public based in St Helier, Jersey and am pleased to offer Notary Public services to both private and corporate clients on the Island.
My services include:
- Preparing and witnessing powers of attorney
- Administering oaths, affidavits, sworn statements and statutory declarations
- Certifying copies of documents
- Witnessing and attesting the signature of documents
- Authenticating the signing of an acknowledgment for use in the United States of America
- Authenticating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad
- Authenticating company and business documents and transactions
- Arranging for legalisation (“apostille”) of documents
- Noting and protesting bills of exchange
- Preparation of a note of a shipping protest
I keep normal office hours and will usually arrange meetings in my office in St Helier but can also arrange to meet in your home or office or after hours. Where I have to travel to see you or meet outside of office hours, this is likely to incur additional cost.
If you would like to make an appointment to see me or if you just want to ask a question about the process of notarising documents or the cost you can contact me by email, text or phone.
Before seeing me, it is advisable that we discuss your requirements first and that you tell me what it is you wish to achieve. I would appreciate seeing in advance any documentation you have been sent and also any instructions which you have been given. It is very helpful if these can be emailed to me in advance of the meeting.
I will need to know if any of the documents are in a language other than English and if any of the signatories has any difficulties with hearing or sight or is disabled or does not speak or understand English.
You will need you to bring good evidence of identity when we meet. Generally this will have to be a current valid passport and something like a tax or electricity bill to confirm your address.
For most matters I should be able to tell you my fee in advance. For more complex matters I will tell you how my fee will be assessed. There may be fees to pay to third parties, such as the Jersey Legalisation Office or an Embassy.
If the document is straightforward, already prepared and in the correct form I am likely to need to see you for a minimum of 15 – 20 minutes and complete it in half an hour. Obviously it takes longer if the document is not straightforward or I have to draw up the document or make a proper copy.