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How to Get Your Proof of Address: A Comprehensive Overview

11.01.2024 | Hasib Heron

When opening a bank account, applying for a job or making other important arrangements, you often need to provide proof of your home address. If an organisation requests...

The Hague Convention Demystified: A Guide to International Legal Agreements

13.12.2023 | Hasib Heron

As countries across the globe become more and more connected, there’s an increasing need for compatible legal processes. The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is an...

Essential Documents For a New Passport Application

11.08.2023 | Hasib Heron

To apply for a British passport, you need certain documents that prove your identity and citizenship. Though the application process is usually straightforward, it’s important to ensure that...

Understanding Certificate of Good Standing and Its Importance in Business

17.07.2023 | Hasib Heron

A certificate of good standing is an important document for any business. It confirms that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that...

A Comprehensive Guide to Portuguese Citizenship Application Requirements

10.07.2023 | Hasib Heron

Portuguese citizenship is increasingly desirable, given it allows you to live, work, and travel within the European Union as you please.  Starting a business in Portugal? Marrying a...

Getting Married Outside the UK: What You Need to Know

16.06.2023 | Hasib Heron

Tying the knot is an exciting milestone, and doing it abroad can make this special occasion even more memorable. But there’s a catch – UK citizens getting married...

Understanding the Role of a Medallion Signature Guarantee

16.06.2023 | Hasib Heron

Financial transactions can sometimes feel like a maze, especially when securities like stocks or bonds are involved. This is where a Medallion Signature Guarantee (MSG) comes in, helping...

Everything You Need to Know About A Certificate of No Impediment

20.03.2023 | Hasib Heron

If you’re planning to get married abroad, you may need a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI). But first things first: What is a CNI? A CNI is a...

What You Need to Know Before Working Overseas

20.03.2023 | Hasib Heron

Thinking about working overseas? It can be a thrilling adventure pursued for a number of reasons. Exploring new cultures, gaining valuable work experience, and expanding your personal and...

How To Go About Selling a Property Abroad

20.03.2023 | Hasib Heron

If you’re thinking of selling your property abroad, it’s important to understand the legal requirements and processes involved. This can be a daunting task, especially if you’re unfamiliar...

9 Documents Required When Buying a Property Abroad

20.03.2023 | Hasib Heron

Buying property abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be a complex and confusing undertaking. One of the most important aspects of the...

How To Make Sure Your Will is Valid

13.03.2023 | Hasib Heron

Many individuals don’t think about making arrangements for a Last Will and Testament before reaching their senior years. While most younger individuals tend to set up their Will...

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Abroad

06.02.2023 | Hasib Heron

Documents Required Before Studying Overseas Studying abroad is a privilege you should grab with both hands if the opportunity ever presents itself. This article will give you a...

Documentation Required by Minors When Travelling Alone

23.12.2022 | Hasib Heron

Join us as we delve into all of the documentation required for children travelling whether it be alone, with their own parents or with another adult. It is...

Difference Between Notarised and Apostilled in the UK

15.07.2022 | Hasib Heron

We encounter all types of questions regarding document legalisation and in this post, we aim to highlight the difference between notarised and apostilled in the UK. From the...

Notarising an Affidavit in the UK: Everything You Need to Know

26.05.2022 | Hasib Heron

Preparing affidavit statements is a common legal process used in various UK civil and criminal cases. In this article, we’ll show you how to gain a sworn affidavit...

What Is an Apostille?

22.03.2022 | Hasib Heron

When sending a legal document abroad, you will often be asked to get an apostille on the document. For many, this is the first experience of an apostille....

Who Can Certify Documents in the UK?

18.02.2022 | Hasib Heron

Certification is the act of confirming the validity of a document. When applying for something like a mortgage, bank account or a new job abroad, you may be...

A Full Guide to Statutory Declarations

07.01.2022 | Hasib Heron

A statutory declaration is a written statement of fact where a declarant affirms that the facts stated are true to the best of their knowledge. A statutory declaration...

How to Become a Notary Public in the UK

02.12.2021 | Hasib Heron

In this article, you will find out more about the work notaries do, the skills needed to be a successful notary, and how to qualify in England and...

How to get my Fingerprints Verified

02.04.2021 | Hasib Heron

Certain organisations, both in the UK and abroad, may ask you to provide your fingerprints for a variety of reasons. Often, if the fingerprints are needed overseas, and...

Doing business in Germany?

17.02.2021 | Hasib Heron

Based on current EU directives and given the economic disruption seen in 2020, on 1 January 2021, the German legislator enacted a new debt restructuring framework: The Law...

Saudi Arabia to stop trading with foreign companies with no regional HQ in the kingdom.

17.02.2021 | Hasib Heron

According to reports in the Financial Times, state media and the websites of france24.com and aljazeera.com this week, Saudi Arabia said it will stop working with foreign firms...

Do you speak American?

31.12.2020 | Hasib Heron

Apparently, in common speech, 4,000 words are used differently in America than they are in the  UK.  Many commonly used ‘Anglo American’ words are spelt differently for example ...

New rules for business with Europe

03.12.2020 | Hasib Heron

If you are responsible for a limited liability company registered with Companies House, you probably have already received a letter from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial...

Company Documents for Bulgaria

28.10.2020 | Hasib Heron

During the property boom of the early part of the 21st century, many clients purchased land, or apartments with a share of the freehold, via a company structure. ...

The Biggest Reform of English Company Law since 1844?

30.09.2020 | Hasib Heron

In 2019, the Government consulted on a range of options to enhance the role of Companies House and increase the transparency of companies and other legal entities. The...

We are recruiting!

27.08.2020 | Hasib Heron

We are currently looking for candidates to join our growing team!  We have a vacancy for the position of notary clerk starting in October.  The role will offer...

Protect your Intellectual Property with a NDA

20.08.2020 | Hasib Heron

Perhaps during lockdown, you have come up with some really good, potentially money-making ideas or products. Such ideas may be considered to be intellectual property. Even though you...

I am starting a Company in Egypt!

03.08.2020 | Hasib Heron

Usually, by the time the entrepreneur contacts and tells the notary that they are starting a Company in Egypt, the legal work is well under way.  The transaction...

EU Exit and Company Law; does your company need to prepare for Brexit?

11.06.2020 | Hasib Heron

Probably only if your businesses has a cross-border relationship with the EU – either through conducting business operations in the EU, by being an EU company or individual...

Thinking of working in Spain?

19.05.2020 | Hasib Heron

If you are, you will need a NIE number, this is the Spanish Equivalent of an UK national security number. Just how to go about getting one keeps...

Covid-19 and Powers of Attorney

13.05.2020 | Hasib Heron

With widespread travel restrictions being implemented, it is becoming increasingly difficult to carry out transactions with an international element such as buying or selling a property abroad, or...

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

29.04.2020 | Hasib Heron

Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) HM Treasury has revised previous Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations to take account of the changes required by the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering...

Offices in Canary Wharf

13.12.2019 | Hasib Heron

We pleased to announce that we are branching out to Canary Wharf! From 2 January 2020 you can book an appointment to see us at 30 Churchill Place,...

Notarising a BEN2 FORM – Declaration as to verification of identity

13.11.2019 | Hasib Heron

What is a BEN2 FORM? In Ireland, the Registry of Beneficial Ownership has introduced a new requirement for individuals who are beneficial owners in Irish companies. Now, if...

Alive & kicking

02.09.2019 | Hasib Heron

As notaries, we get some extraordinary requests: for example, a client comes to the office and ask us to verify he or she is still alive!  The document...

Buying abroad

28.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

Many elements of a notary’s work involve buying or selling real estate outside the UK; be it … Land: regulated, unregulated… Buildings: Residential; second homes, investment property, off...

Are you a medic relocating to Australia?

28.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

General Practitioners Working in Australia: the process of moving to Australia can require approximately 6 months and involves a number of steps …..V visa to work in Australia...

Notarised-Translations

27.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

As well as using in-house skills, we work with bonded translators.  This means that whatever the language your document is in, we can get it translated....

Notarised Documents For The UAE

15.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

+ Click here to see country requirements for UAE Doing Business In The UAE? The most common document a notary deals with – particularly in relation to business...

Notarisation To Access Your Facebook Account

15.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

How to Access a Locked Facebook Business Account If you have a Facebook Page you can no longer access, and you wish to retrieve it, Facebook may ask...

Going to work in the UAE?

15.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

Congratulations! You’ve just got a new job and you’re off to the UAE! Before you can up-sticks and move to sunnier climes, you may be asked to dig...

The Apostille

15.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

The Apostille, also known as the Apostille Convention, Apostille Treaty and its full name the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, is in...

What is a Notary?

15.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

You most likely have never heard of a Notary. Despite being the third and oldest branch of the legal profession, it’s a role which often goes under the...

Notarisation / Legalisation / Attestation of documents for working abroad

14.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

Going to work in the UAE or Gulf region?  A big attraction of going to work in the Gulf is that there is no income tax and it...

Notarised documents for taking pets abroad

11.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

Pets Legalisation Service For your pet to travel to the UK without the need for quarantine, insure they have the correct identification documents, vaccinations and treatments. Changes to...

What’s in a word, certify, notarise, apostille, legalise…

10.08.2019 | Hasib Heron

Legal speak isn’t the easiest language to understand, and we often get clients confused about certain terms. Today, I’ll be looking at some of the most perplexing terms...

Getting married outside the UK

28.07.2019 | Hasib Heron

You may need a Certificate of No Impediment (obtained from your local registry office in the UK) this may need to be notarised. If you have been married...

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