The Arab British Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be working in partnership with our inhouse law firm, Sterling Stamp, to deliver an over-the-counter same day Solicitor Certification along with all your other export documentary and legal requirements.
What Documents Can We Certify?
Legalisation is a process of document authentication observed by international governments. If you intend to use a document overseas, then local authorities require it to be legalised before it can be considered valid. Each country has its own legalisation requirements determined by the type of document being legalised and its intended use.
There are many different types of documents that we can authenticate, such as:
• Academic certificates and qualifications (original or copies may be certified)
• Company documents (original or copies may be certified)
• Passports and driving licence (copies are always signed)
• Power of attorney (normally original documents are witnessed)
• Wills and last testaments (original or copies may be signed)
• Affidavits and declarations (original documents are witnessed)
• Deed Polls (original or copies may be signed)
• Contracts, agreements, or resolutions (original or copies may be signed).
Do you Need a Public Notary?
In many circumstances a solicitor can perform certification and authentication, but occasionally an overseas authority may insist that a document is signed by a notary public rather than a solicitor. Please check with the requesting party to establish if they need specifically a public notary rather than a solicitor. If your document clearly states that it must be signed or witnessed by a notary public then you must follow this instruction and for such cases the A-BCC does also offer a notary service and FCO Apostille.
For further information about these services and charges please contact:
Mr Saleh Hasaballah – Business Trade Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 207 659 4875
Mr Mashary Osman – Trade Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 207 659 4882