I am regulated by the Master of the Faculties through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Faculty office issues practising certificates to all notaries public in England and Wales and I carry professional indemnity insurance to £1m. Their web site has a list of all practising notaries.
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My fees are charged in two ways. Usually, I charge a fixed rate depending on the type of document. Where there are a number of documents or where the document is complicated, for example because it needs a lot of editing or amendment, then I may give you either a fixed quote or an estimate based on an hourly rate.
Where I give you a quote for a document then unless the contrary is stated the quoted figure applied only to notarisation and does not include any work associated with legalisation, nor does it cover legalisation fees, courier or tracked delivery or third party costs, such as translation fees or fees to verify information, such as to universities to confirm qualifications.
My minimum fee is £95. There is no vat on my fees. Proof of life documents for overseas pensions, are generally charge at £55 unless they are particularly complicated. Notarised copy passports and ID1s (for H M Land Registry) are charged at £75. I rely on you to tell me how many documents there are. I will assume unless told to the contrary that there is one document with one signatory. Additional docuemnts or signatories will incur an additional charge.
I will give you a written quote once I know what is involved, including the number of separate documents, any translation requirements and whether legalisation is needed. Unless agreed otherwise, disbursements are not incurred on your behalf and documents not released until I receive settlement in full of my invoice.