I am James Couzens, a Notary Public practising in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
This website explains the role of a Notary Public and how I can help you meet the legal requirements of overseas authorities when you need to, whether as a private individual or for business reasons.
What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is an officer of the law who holds an internationally recognised public office. Recognised in most countries, the signature and seal of a Notary mean that specific documents or transactions have been approved and sanctioned by a responsible and trusted legal officer.
A Notary’s work always has an international connection, typically involving authentication and certification of deeds and other documents for overseas use. This means they are verified to the satisfaction of persons, corporations or government organisations virtually anywhere in the world.
When do you need a Notary Public?
Just about anyone may need the services of a Notary when they are involved in business overseas, or in a private matter with an overseas connection.
If you are an individual, you may need help in a range of situations, from overseas property transactions and overseas pensions claims to proving your identity.
If you are a business, you may need help with situations such as setting up a company overseas, proving the status and powers of a company’s officers, or submitting tenders in other countries.
Very often, when the situation arises, you will need a Notary’s services at short notice. When you contact me you will find that I am not only pleased to help in office hours, but also happy to help at other times or at weekends to suit your timescale.