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Commissioner for Oaths in London

In 2018, many laws in the UK apply to the verification of documents and people’s identity. A Commissioner for Oath plays an integral role in the various verification processes.  Keep reading to learn more about Commissions for Oaths, and why you would need one.

My Notary Public London is a team of Notaries and regulated solicitors that provide legal services and advice to the public under the solicitors’ regulation authority. We are also Commissioners for Oath.

In UK law, the Lord Chancellor appoints Notary Publics, attorneys, or solicitors to Commissioners of Oath.

These professional people may not, however, use these powers in proceedings in which they are acting for any parties relating to civil cases, residential conveyancing, commercial law, employment law, or legal family matters such as divorce or the protection of their clients’ legal rights.

If you are applying for a loan or a new bank account for your business, the institution may ask you to provide documents that are certified as exact copies of the original. This means that a Commissioner of Oaths has to sign and date the copy.

Documents that you may typically have to certify:

–    Letters from hospitals or doctors to get sick leave from work,

–    Building society card statements,

–    Government department letters,

–    Drivers’ licenses,

–    Passports, and

–    Gas, electricity, or council tax bills.

You also need the services of a Commissioner for Oaths if you are making a lasting power of attorney. A lasting power of attorney is a document with a legal effect that allows you to appoint people to make decisions on your behalf.

If you are not present to conduct your business or if you are not physically well enough to make your own decisions, the lasting power of attorney will, under the legislation, give the attorney the ability to make decisions and act to protect your best interests.

There are two types of lasting powers of attorney (LPA), namely

–    health and welfare and

–    Property and financial affairs.

We Take Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Affidavit Oath

An Affidavit is a written statement that an affiant or deponent makes voluntarily under oath or affirmation that is administered by a Commissioner of Oaths or any other person that is authorised to do so by law.

There is a comprehensive application range of affidavit administration, from probate, which is the first step in the legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate under a will, the conveyancing of commercial property, notary work, and copyright matters.

Statutory Declaration Oath

Statutory declarations are legal documents or notices that allow a person or company representative to affirm that a statement is true to meet a specific legal requirement or regulation when there is no other evidence available.

Statutory declarations are, therefore, affidavits on oath. These declarations are defined by the law some other Commonwealth nations as well. Depending on the relevant requirements, statutory declarations are used in many different legal applications, including:

–    Bank society statements or credit card statements,

–    Affirming of the provenance and nature of goods for international trade,

–    Declaration of a person’s intention to change their name, and

–    Declaring personal details like identity, nationality, marital status, address, as well as other information regarding authority, and local and foreign agreement terms.

Notary Public Services in London

If you need notary public services in London or the services of a Commissioner for Oaths, please take the time to contact My Notary Public London offices to schedule an appointment. You can contact us via a phone call, fax, or email.

After scheduling an appointment, remember to bring all the required original documents with you. If you need help with other formalities, we can also provide you with guidance and advice. Visit our website to find out more about our other services and the latest news.

My Notary Public London values our clients’ privacy and will go the extra mile to ensure that we meet your individual needs. Apart from providing services as Commissioners for Oath, we can also assist you with various notary services, including:

–    The attestation of documents executions,

–    Notarial certificates certifying that documents have been executed and that signatures are genuine,

–    Attestation and witnessing of events and transactions,

–    The legalisation of documents,

–    Overseeing translations from foreign languages into English, and

–    Same day Apostille via an agent.

Contact My Notary Public London today to learn more about our notarial services:

Address:                                                  72 Shelton Street, London

Tel:                                                            020 3697 0427

Email:                                                       info@mynotarypubliclondon.com