Notary Public

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 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.
  • Qualified certification of 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 doing 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 office. I can usually meet you at short notice, but please make an appointment first by phoning my secretary or using the contact form below:

Kem is appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to hold the office of a Notary Public. As a Notary Public, she is a member of the oldest branch of the legal profession, a position which is recognised internationally.

Her function and duty as a Notary Public is to certify, attest and authenticate documents and deeds for use throughout the world.

Her hourly rate: is £230.00 (no VAT is payable).

Furthermore, her minimum charge: is £135.00 (no VAT is payable).


Disbursements: Searches: AML, Bankruptcy, Company search etc., to be confirmed.

Translation / interpreter fees if required : to be confirmed.

Legalisation fees to the FCDO – to be confirmed.

If instructed to apply for the Apostille, you will incur additional fees and disbursements, for example, agent fees, postage fee, courier fee and Apostille fees (please note requirements may defer from country to country).

Detailed costings will be provided once Kem has had an opportunity to review your instructions and the documents.


The practice is insured under a professional indemnity policy for over £1,000,000.00.

Kem is regulated by the Master of Faculties through the Faculty office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Policies (please click here) :

Data Protection Policy.

Data Protection Privacy Notice.

Data Processing Terms.

Complaints’ Procedure.

Firm-Wide Anti-Money Laundering Policy.

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