Documents required to be notarised by a foreign jurisdiction are many and varied. The effect of a notarial act (sealing and signing) is to authenticate the document. Sometimes the notary is required to certify a fact. This can be done either by writing a short certificate on the document in simple cases but more often the notary will prepare his own certificate.
As a notary, I can authenticate or cetify any document for use abroad whether commercial or private, the most common being Powers of Attorney or prepare a notarial certificates so long as I can verify the facts. I am also able to swear affidavits and declarations for use either in England and Wales or in a foreign jurisdiction.
Notaries have a special jurisdiction in relation to the Protesting of a Bill of Exchange – these are now rare, and also dealing with Shipping Protests.
Notaries also have a duty to resolve disputes.
As non-contentious lawyers, notaries can conduct conveyancing, probate and prepare wills. I do not undertake conveyancing work but would welcome being instructed in the winding up of a deceased persons estate, especially if the estate has a foreign element.
I am also able to offer a will writing service.