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If you’re dealing with Wills and Probate issues abroad, you may find that you need to present English documentation to authorities in foreign countries. If this is the case, it’s important to ensure your documents will be recognised.
The way to ensure that everything is legally acceptable abroad is to have documents validated (notarised) by a Notary.
A Notary will witness your signature, confirm your identity and ask if you understand the contents of the documents. They can also arrange any necessary translations and will explain all the timescales and costs from the outset, keeping you up-to-date through every stage.
If you think you need these services, the first step is to give us a call. We’ll arrange an initial face-to-face meeting with a Notary and will explain what documentation and identification you will need so that we can get the process started as quickly as possible.
Notarial services for overseas wills and probate include:
- Witnessing the signatures of deeds and documents
- Authenticating documents and facts
- Validating documents relating to family relationships (including birth, marriage, and adoption certificates)
- Powers of attorney
- Validating identification documents
- Arranging translations from foreign languages to English and vice versa
If you would like to find out how we can help you with notarial services, please call us on 01925 230000 or view our Client Guide - Notarial for more information.