COVID-19 UPDATE

Sunday, 1 November, 2020

The Government has announced new COVID-19 restrictions and the full detail is awaited in the next few days. I am committed to providing notarial and legalisation services, especially to help people and businesses sign important legal documents for use overseas where travel is not possible, provided that I can do so within the guidelines.

Some notarial acts can be done remotely, for example where I am certifying a Companies House certificate. Many notarial assignments involves me physically witnessing someone sign a document. In most cases this cannot be done remotely, in part because most destination countries would not recognise it. I am offering notarial services provided that:

  • I and my household are free from COVID-19 symptoms and not isolating.
  • you confirm that you and your household are free from COVID-19 symptoms and are not isolating.
  • face coverings, hand sanitising and social distancing can be maintained.
  • Preparations can be done in advance by remote means.

I am currently seeing clients at my home in Gosforth (NE3) and not in Time Central. I will provide full details when an appointment is made. In exceptional cases I can witness documents being signed in other locations.

The Government’s Legalisation Office is currently open for the issuing of apostilles and is providing an excellent service within a week. Most embassies and consulates are offering consular legalisation services, but services time vary and there may be delays during the November/December restrictions.

Please send me an email with your requirements and I will do my best to provide notarial and legalisation services if this is possible within Government COVID-19 regulations.