Monthly Archives: January 2024


Wednesday, 17 January, 2024

E-notarisation and remote notarisation are different processes.

E-notarisation is where the notarised document and notarial certificate are in secure PDF form and contain my Qualified Electronic Signature. This can be submitted to the FCDO for an E-apostille. It is a suitable process where it is known that the receiving body overseas is happy to receive the document in this form and certain other conditions are met.

I offer an E-notarisation and E-apostille service.

Remote notarisation is where a person signs a document with the notary witnessing by video conference call, not in a face-to-face meeting. The document can then be notarised either in traditional paper format or by E-notarisation. Some types of document cannot validly be executed in this way. There are a number of conditions to be met before remote notarisation can be used, which can be onerous and can involve more time and costs than in a face-to-face appointment.

FCDO Apostille charge increase

Wednesday, 3 January, 2024

As from 1st January 2024, the FCDO will be charging £40 for each paper apostille on documents submitted by my consular agent for the FCDO’s ‘Next-Day’ service. This is an increase of £10 from the previous charge.