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Old Aug 30th 2010, 10:36 am
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Hi, need some advice......

Has anyone used a notary public in the south west on england? I live in the north dorset area - which is also on the boarders of somerset and wiltshire?
So any of these areas would be good. I have found a few different notary publics - but wanted to go on reccomendation.
Also wanted to find the best price. I have seen quotes of around £20 per document.... I have abotu 30 documents to get done!!

So if anyone had got a per hour prices, I would love to know where and how much it was an hour?

Thanks

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What are you using the notary for?
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All I can say is that Notaries are incredibly expensive. Must it be a notary? Would a solicitor do?
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Originally Posted by garethnock
Hi, need some advice......

Has anyone used a notary public in the south west on england? I live in the north dorset area - which is also on the boarders of somerset and wiltshire?
So any of these areas would be good. I have found a few different notary publics - but wanted to go on reccomendation.
Also wanted to find the best price. I have seen quotes of around £20 per document.... I have abotu 30 documents to get done!!

So if anyone had got a per hour prices, I would love to know where and how much it was an hour?

Thanks

Gareth
Having read the ongoing debate about the need to have everything certified/notarised I was in two minds as to whether to bother or not. I sent out a generic BCC email to all the local solicitors in my area asking about certifying/notarising approximately 20 - 25 documents. Talk about varying responses; it seems notarising and certifying are two very different beasts – when it comes to notaries I had quotes back which varied from £76 for the first document followed by £35 for each subsequent, however, for basic certification it averaged at £5 for the first document followed by £3 each thereafter. In the end I went to a nice chap called Stephen Gisby & Co in Bristol and he did the lot for £35 all in – the stamp he used had ‘Public Notary’ on it too which was an unexpected bonus.
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Having read the ongoing debate about the need to have everything certified/notarised I was in two minds as to whether to bother or not. I sent out a generic BCC email to all the local solicitors in my area asking about certifying/notarising approximately 20 - 25 documents. Talk about varying responses; it seems notarising and certifying are two very different beasts – when it comes to notaries I had quotes back which varied from £76 for the first document followed by £35 for each subsequent, however, for basic certification it averaged at £5 for the first document followed by £3 each thereafter. In the end I went to a nice chap called Stephen Gisby & Co in Bristol and he did the lot for £35 all in – the stamp he used had ‘Public Notary’ on it too which was an unexpected bonus.
Hi joe, I see you have submitted all your docs - have you heard back as to wether the solicitor you used was suitable? bristol is abotu an hour form me - and I would be willign to use this guy for £35 - but want to make sure this is the correct procedure and not different to what i need.

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Default Re: NOTARY PUBILC in the south west of England

I am trying to find a Notary to notirize a selection of photocopies for my FSW cat 3 - application ''appendix a'' stats that they have to be ''notarized'' and i believe this to be different form it being certified??? is this correct?

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Hi joe, I see you have submitted all your docs - have you heard back as to wether the solicitor you used was suitable? bristol is abotu an hour form me - and I would be willign to use this guy for £35 - but want to make sure this is the correct procedure and not different to what i need.

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Our documents went through fine. We're just waiting for a decision now having completed our medicals etc.
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Default Re: NOTARY PUBILC in the south west of England

Originally Posted by garethnock
Hi, need some advice......

Has anyone used a notary public in the south west on england? I live in the north dorset area - which is also on the boarders of somerset and wiltshire?
So any of these areas would be good. I have found a few different notary publics - but wanted to go on reccomendation.
Also wanted to find the best price. I have seen quotes of around £20 per document.... I have abotu 30 documents to get done!!

So if anyone had got a per hour prices, I would love to know where and how much it was an hour?

Thanks

Gareth

We used a local firm of solicitors to certify all our documents and they seemed to go through fine. Having spoken with a couple of Canadian lawyers and a British one, my understanding is that in Canada a Notary is a specific profession. It seems that in England, a Solicitor effectively provides a similar service when they certify something as being a fair and true copy of the original.
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Originally Posted by rivingtonpike
We used a local firm of solicitors to certify all our documents and they seemed to go through fine. Having spoken with a couple of Canadian lawyers and a British one, my understanding is that in Canada a Notary is a specific profession. It seems that in England, a Solicitor effectively provides a similar service when they certify something as being a fair and true copy of the original.

In Canada all lawyers are Notary Publics/Commissioner for Oaths. In England, all solicitors are Commissioners for Oaths but very few are Notary Publics. To certify something, or to have a documents sworn/declared, one only has to be a Commissioner for Oaths. To Notarize something, one has to be a Notary Public. What Canadians refer to a "Notarizing" the rest of the common law world calls certifying (for the most part). To certify, a solicitors is only allowed to charge a maximum of 5 pounds per document. A Notary can charge what they like and, due to the lack of them, their fees are normally very high.

However, if CIC declare that something should be notarized, you will need a Notary Public.
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I agree with Rivingtonpike. As long as the solicitor is a commissioner of oaths they can sign your documents. We had a lot of documents to certify and it cost us £50 for the lot.
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
In Canada all lawyers are Notary Publics/Commissioner for Oaths. In England, all solicitors are Commissioners for Oaths but very few are Notary Publics. To certify something, or to have a documents sworn/declared, one only has to be a Commissioner for Oaths. To Notarize something, one has to be a Notary Public. What Canadians refer to a "Notarizing" the rest of the common law world calls certifying (for the most part). To certify, a solicitors is only allowed to charge a maximum of 5 pounds per document. A Notary can charge what they like and, due to the lack of them, their fees are normally very high.

However, if CIC declare that something should be notarized, you will need a Notary Public.



We didn't need a notary Public (thank goodness). We simply used a local solicitor at £4.00 per copy. We land as FSW Cat 1 in October.
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Originally Posted by garethnock
I am trying to find a Notary to notirize a selection of photocopies for my FSW cat 3 - application ''appendix a'' stats that they have to be ''notarized'' and i believe this to be different form it being certified??? is this correct?

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Notarized and certified are not the same thing. What you actually require, only CIC can state.
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