Identification when seeing a Notary Public
Each person whose signature they are to certify must provide one of the following original identification documents at the time of the appointment.
- Driving licence (with photo card)
- National identity card (EEA state members)
- An armed forces pass (with photo and signature)
- Other government issue ID (with photo and signature)
- Residence permit
- Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency
In addition, they require proof of residence, which can be one of the following original documents:
- Bank statement or letter from bank
- Utility bill or council tax bill (not mobile phone bill)
- Tenancy agreement or Housing Association rent card
- Inland revenue tax demand or self assessment statement
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:
- Extract from the company register
- Certificate of incorporation
- Latest report and audited accounts
- Up to date certified copy of partnership agreement
- Evidence of being regulated by a regulatory body such as the Law Society or FSA.
In addition to the above, each individual signatory will need to produce one of the identification documents mentioned above.