Notarisations and Certifications
We provide a full range of notarial services.
A primary function of a notary is to certify the signature of a client. To do this, we will ask for photo identification and proof of residential address.
On request, we attend on clients at their place of business or home.
If you are representing a company or other organisation we will need to investigate your authority. In some cases we may ask you to produce certain documents, such as a certificate of incorporation or good standing. A board resolution or power of attorney may also be relevant.
We also certify copies of documents as true copies of the original. Please bring along original documents when requesting this service.
Please provide us with 2 items of evidence as to your identity (and that of any other person for whom we are acting along with you) by providing us with :-
1. The original of One of the following :-
Current signed passport
Photo-card driving licence
National ID card
2. The original of One of the following documents showing your name and full current address:-
Driving licence (photo-card)
Recent utility bill (not more than three months old)
Bank or mortgage statement (not more than three months old)
Corporate clients: further documentation will be required and evidence of authority of person executing any document to be notarised will also be required.
What should I bring to my appointment?- evidence of identity such as a valid current passport, driver's licence or National ID card. Depending on the notarisation, we will also require proof of your address. - for certifications, please bring all originals of documents. We will then make copies. See our identifcation requirements.
I am unable to leave my home or place of business. Is this a problem?We can arrange for one of our notaries to come to you anywhere in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. There is an additional fee for this which is dependent on your location. NB: For the Grenadines, you must reserve an appointment at least 5 days in advance.
How long will it take?Typically between 10-30+ mins depending on the nature of the notarisation and the number of documents which require certification
"All I want is your signature, why is there even a fee?""Notarisation is not simply about our Notaries signing a document. You require the signature and seal of a Notary to authenticate/ legalise important documents you rely on for divers important reasons, especially when the document is intended to by relied on overseas. There are a number of professional obligations which are inherent in the process of notarising documents that the Notary must comply with, which include: identifying the Appearer; keeping copies of the Notarised documents and Appearer's identification documents; ensuring that the Appearer has the necessary authority to sign the document; ensuring that the Appearer has read and understood the document and that the Appearer understands that he/she will be bound by the document. We have to maintain a protocol register of details of the Appearer and details of the work performed and copies of relevant documents. Authorities often follow-up with the Notary to verify that he/she in fact performed the notarisation on the document being relied on.