Notary Public Birmingham

notary public Birmingham

Welcome to the website of Raj Padhiar, Notary Public

I am a Notary Public in Birmingham also offering appointments to clients throughout Walsall, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Dudley. I also offer appointments in the West Bromwich area.

Appointments are available either at my offices or at your home or office at a time to suit you.

I am also a Solicitor at Carltons Solicitors in Birmingham.


Covid-19 Update

STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS with added precautions in these difficult times.
I am operating a “drive-through” service where we carry out most elements of the work in advance by email/telephone/Skype. I will then prepare your document(s) so that you can park in our carpark and sign in your car, under my watch, whilst maintaining social distancing. I will take your document(s) inside to notarise and scan, then bring back the notarised document(s) to you in your car. There is plenty of free parking at the rear of our office, 503 Coventry Road, Birmingham, B10 0LL.

There are alternative options for those who are unable to travel to me, including me travelling to you and keeping the recommended distance at your door. (Please note that the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Foreign Embassies may not be operating a full Apostille/Legalisation Service during the Crisis. When you contact me, I can ascertain the latest position. Otherwise please check the Foreign Office Legalisation website at: www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised and the website of the relevant Embassy concerned.)
Many thanks and Stay Well, Raj Padhiar - Notary Public England and Wales


Foreign Language clients

I can help clients who speak English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati. Other languages can also be dealt with by prior arrangement. Contact me for more information.

I am also practicing Solicitor at Carltons Solicitors Birmingham.

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What does a Notary Public do?

A Notary Public can notarise documents for use all over the world. The documents have to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public appointed by the Court or by Royal Authority. Thenotaries society Notary has to be satisfied that the person signing has been correctly identified and that he or she understands the nature of the document and the legal implications of it. The Notary will witness the signatures and affix their own signature and Seal of Office.

The need for a notary public is dictated by the requirements of the country where the document is to be used. For example, if you wish to buy a property abroad, it is often necessary to give your overseas lawyer power to deal with the purchase. This can be done by means of a power of attorney, which is signed by you in front of a notary. The notary public will confirm your name and identity and sign the document and seal it with their official seal.

As an example, Doctors or Teachers or any one migrating to Austrailia, New Zealand, Dubai or any parts of the Middle East or America will require Documents to be Notarised.

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Notary services for businesses

A Notary Public can provide the following services for businesses:

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Notary services for individuals

A Notary Public can provide the following services for individuals:

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Pakistani High Commission and Indian Consulate in Birmingham (Overseas Embassies)

Raj Padhiar of Carltons Solicitors is conveniently located within approx 3 miles of the Indian and Pakistani consulates, (Pakistani High Commission) in Birmingham. It is advisable that all documents going to these countries should be Notarised

You can use his services for Overseas Citizen of India Applications, Powers of Attorney, Visa Application, Affidavits and Sponsorship Declaration. He can also help deal with documents for Pakistan Land Matters and Disputes, Pakistani Family Disputes and Deaths.

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Di I need Legalisation or Apostille?

Certain countries may also require the additional step of the document being Legalised. This is a process whereby the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm the validity of the Notary’s signature and seal. Once this check has been carried out a certificate called an ‘Apostille’ is attached to the notarised document.

The need for Legalisation depends on the country involved and your Notary can advise you on this.

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What identification does a Notary Public require?

To comply with money laundering regulations a Notary must confirm your identity. When attending an appointment with a Notary each person signing the document must provide at least one of the following:

You must also provide proof of your address by one of the following:

When a notary public is acting for a corporate client, evidence of the due incorporation of the company or entity is required. This can be one of the following documents:

In addition to the above, each individual signatory will need to produce one of the identification documents mentioned above.

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Notarisation of Qualifications

Many certificates are often required to be notarised when applying for jobs or any positions abroad. We can have these notarised quickly and efficiently upon the production of the originals. If originals are not available please do call us to see if there is an alternative.

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How much does it cost for notarisation?

The cost will depend on the number of documents to be notarised. To obtain a quote please contact us with the following information:

Please visit the contact us page to obtain a quotation.

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Independence and Rules

A notary is an independent officer and must not do anything to compromise this. They should not act in matters where they have a personal interest, and are subject to professional rules and standards to ensure the protection of their clients. They are also bound to follow the rules on the prevention of money laundering. Notaries must be insured against negligence and dishonesty.

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Public Records kept by a Notary

A notary will keep a full set of the originals or copies of all the official documents that they make and this serves as a permanent public record. They must make these available to all those who have a proper right to see them including their client and any other parties involved in such documents. They also refer to the record to make copies when needed.

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