Witnessing your documents
For details of our Notary Public fees and services, please click on the relevant drop-down option below.
Our notarial fees are generally calculated on a time-cost basis at the rate of £250 + VAT for the notary’s time.
The minimum notarial fee is £250 plus VAT and this will usually cover initial advice, preparation, one notarial attendance, provision of PDFs of the notarised documents as well as the original, record keeping and administration.
We will normally advise you before the notarial meeting if we think that the fees may increase from this minimum fixed figures. If, during the course of the meeting, we become aware that the figures are likely to increase, then we will advise you at the meeting of the likely level of new fees.
If the fees are to increase, we will endeavour to give you a new figure on a fixed-fee basis. If we are unable to do so then we will charge for the additional work on a time-costed basis at our notarial hourly rate which is £250 plus VAT.
At present the fee for an Apostille is £30 per document, plus courier fees or postage. If you also need to obtain an Apostille on any documents that we have notarised, you can apply via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) here. Please note that it normally takes the FCO about a week to turn it round.
Specialist legalisation agents (such as CDN Consular Services Ltd) can assist you in obtaining Apostilles and other forms of embassy/consulate legalisation.
Individual embassies charge fees if legalisation is required with them – these generally start at £30 per document but can be substantially higher than that, with some embassies charging over £100 per document.
For commercial documents, some embassies charge an even higher amount, sometimes as high as £500 per document.