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Notary Public
Notary Public

Notary Public

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a professional qualified to certify documents for use in other countries. There are a limited number of qualified Notary Publics in the Shropshire area. I aim to provide a speedy service and same day appointments are often available.

Why do we exist?

To authenticate document for use in other Countries.

What sort of jobs do we deal with?

  • Company documents
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Documents to buy and sell property abroad
  • Documents to allow Marriage abroad
  • Paperwork to effect adoption of children from abroad
  • Insurance and probate paperwork
  • Sponsorship documents

This list is only a brief list of the many jobs for which a Notary Public is needed.

What to bring to an appointment

As a Notary I have to ensure that each person signing is appropriately identified by:

  • Passport
  • Proof of your current England or Wales address (driving licence, utility bill)
  • Also bring the documentation for notarisation

Please feel free to email this document to Bethany Willis at to speed up the process so the document can be looked at prior to the appointment.

Some people are unable to come to my office because of disability or work commitment or for other reasons and I willingly make arrangements to see them in their own homes or other convenient places.


Many countries want to ensure that I am properly authorised to act as a notary. This is done by a procedure called Legalisation - I normally arrange this and there is a fee involved.

All countries have different legalisation requirements and for most this means applying to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for an Apostille under the Hague Convention of Legalisation. Once a document has been notarised some Countries may also enquire the document to be certified by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by way of Apostille and / or their particular embassy.


We can give you a firm cost estimate over the telephone prior to an appointment. Notary fees start from 80.00 depending on the number of documents you are needing to sign and the process of authentication. If you ring me, I will give you an indication of the total costs involved.

For further information about my role as a Notary Public please click the following link:

Please feel free to call Bethany Willis if you have any enquiries call 01952 684544 or email your queries to