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Kem Masinbo-Amobi


Notary Public

What is a Notary Public

A Notary Public is a specialist solicitor offering international notarial services, an officer of the law who holds an internationally recognised public legal office.

Many transactions involving other countries require a Notary Public to certify or authenticate documents or to witness signatures.

Kem Masinbo-Amobi, provides WBW Notarial Services and can assist with several tasks including:

  • Arranging and verifying powers of attorney for use abroad.
  • Certifying copies of Passports, Birth Certificates and Death Certificates.
  • Certifying copies of Degree Certificates.
  • Notarising documents for obtaining a Visa/Passport for a child or a Letter of Consent for a minor to travel abroad without their parents.
  • Deal with the purchase or sale of property overseas.
  • Validating foreign wills and providing documents to deal with the administration of estates of persons who are abroad or owning property abroad.
  • Validating personal documents and information for immigration or emigration purposes, or to apply to marry or to work abroad, such as education or professional qualifications or affirmation of freedom to marry.
  • Substantiating company and business documents and transactions, or providing certificates about a company or the identification of its directors.
  • Arranging for legalisation of documents at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by obtaining Apostilles, and in some cases, consular legalisation as well.

Most Notaries act in that capacity to provide the sort of services already described, but they can also provide authentication and a secure record for almost any sort of transaction, document, or event.

As a Notary Public, I do not advise you on the effect or suitability of a document, but I do ensure that the person signing has the necessary capacity and understanding to do so. If the document is not in English, then in some cases it will be necessary to obtain a translation.

I verify the identity of those people signing the document, usually by meeting them and checking their ID. I require two suitable forms of identification to be produced, one of which must be a current and valid photo ID. The other must confirm your home address and unless it is a current full driving licence must be less than 3 months old.

For commercial purposes, it helps when you bring company details and evidence for the signatories who have authority to sign company documents.

All Notary appointments are at the Ipswich. I can usually meet you at short notice, but please make an appointment first by phoning my secretary or emailing: