Welcome to the website of Raj Padhiar.
I am a Notary Public and Solicitor and I offer appointments to clients in Coventry and throughout Nuneaton, Bedworth and the North Warwickshire and West Midlands areas. 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.
For a quotation or to make an appointment please visit the contact page.
I deal with clients who speak English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Gujarati. Other languages can be dealt with by prior arrangement.
I am also a Solicitor and details of the services I offer as a Solicitor can be found at Carltons Solicitors Birmingham.
Click on a link below for more information.
- What does a Notary Public do?
- Services for businesses
- Services for individuals
- Pakistani High Commission and Indian Consulate in Birmingham (Overseas Embassies)
- What is Legalisation or Apostille?
- Identification required when seeing a Notary Public
- Notarisation of Qualifications
- How much does it cost for notarisation?
- Independence and Rules
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. The 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
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.
A notarised document may often need to be further authenticated by having the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm the validity of the notary's signature and seal. The requirement for this will depend on the foreign country involved. This is done by legalisation by the use of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's official certificate attached to the document, known as an apostille. These are internationally recognised due to the Hague Convention.
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:
- A valid passport
- Driving licence with photo ID card
- National identity card (only for EEA state members)
- Armed forces pass (with photo and signature)
- Firearms licence (with photo and signature)
- Any other official government issue ID card (with photo and signature)
- Residence permit (where relevant)
You must also provide proof of your address by one of the following:
- Recent bank statement or letter from bank
- Recent utility bill or council tax bill (not a mobile phone bill)
- Tenancy agreement or Housing Association rent card for your current address
- Inland Revenue tax demand or self assessment statement
If you are acting on behalf of a Corporation you must provide evidence of the due incorporation of the company. This can be one of the following documents:
- Certificate of incorporation
- Extract from the company register
- Latest report and audited accounts
Large numbers of 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.
The cost will depend on the number of documents to be notarised. To obtain a quote please contact us with the following information:
- What type of document do you need notarising?
- How many different documents do you need notarising?
- How many copies of each notarised document do you require?
- Are the documents being notarised for an individual or company?
- Which country are the documents intended for?
- Whether you require an Apostille (if known)?
Please visit the contact us page to obtain a quotation.
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.