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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2008, 05:49:48 PM »
I have a dumb question...

What's the easiest way of going about finding someone to make a certified copy of my passport?  I really only need the picture page & the page with my FLR (I want to have these copies while my passport is sent off for a COA application, because I will be applying for jobs in the meantime).  Some sort of database, maybe?
BUNAC: 9/2004 - 12/2004. Student visa: 1/2005 - 7/2005. Student visa #2: 9/2006 - 1/2008. FLR(IGS): 1/2008 - 10/2008. FLR(M): 10/2008 - 10/2010. ILR 10/2010!!

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2008, 05:58:02 PM »
The Yellow Pages?

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2008, 12:11:28 PM »
The Yellow Pages?

Vicky

So I can pretty much ring up any random solicitor and they will do it?  I just didn't know if there were certain 'types' of solicitors that did this sort of thing.  Might use one of the boy's contacts if I can get a cheap deal :).
BUNAC: 9/2004 - 12/2004. Student visa: 1/2005 - 7/2005. Student visa #2: 9/2006 - 1/2008. FLR(IGS): 1/2008 - 10/2008. FLR(M): 10/2008 - 10/2010. ILR 10/2010!!

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2008, 12:40:16 PM »
Any member of the Law Society will do.

Vicky

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2008, 03:30:20 PM »
When DF was over for Christmas I made a copy of his passport and his drivers license. My sister in law is a notary, and has signed and notarized them, but does not have a seal. Would her notarizing these documents be sufficient for the Visa applications? Or does he need to have them notarized in the UK?

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2008, 03:33:06 PM »
It sounds to me as though your sister-in-law, a notary, CERTIFIED them!

Which is fine.

Vicky

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2008, 01:22:35 PM »
we needed certified copies of our passports to open an offshore bank account  - we used HSBC (although the offshore account was also for HSBC and they insisted that they had to send in the certified copies directly to the offshore branch).  I'd look to see if your bank offers that as a service....

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2008, 08:04:20 PM »
I am applying for EC/Settlement as a Spouse in May after we get married (I'm American, he's English). My fiance would like to send a certified copy of his passport rather than the original so we can travel in the US for our honeymoon while my visa is being processed (he does not have a driver's license).

Does the entire passport need to be copied (or just the first page with his info)?

Many thanks!

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2008, 09:27:44 PM »
I believe every page of his passport needs to be certified.  It is rather expensive depending on where you are in the world so I think hes best bet is to send the original passport.  Don't worry- he will get it back!

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2008, 11:59:14 PM »
Not true.

If it is just to prove his residence in the UK, then it only need to be the details page.

If he needs to copy entry clearance stamps to prove contact then he should do the whole thing or even just those pages.

He could also send a regular photocopy and his original birth certificate instead.


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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2008, 01:05:42 PM »
The myth that a sponsor needs to certify blank passport pages is ridiculous, but persistent. 

The confusion arises because sometimes an applicant needs to do that for nationality applications where every incident recorded in a passport is relevant.

I will ask UKvisas (or whatever their new name turns out to be) to publish a clarification on their site.

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2008, 03:45:00 PM »
Hello all

This is a very useful thread and I'm hopeful you can help me.  I'm in the UK and need to get a document witnessed by a US Notary Public.  I've found the information on the US Embassy website about their notary services, I was hoping to avoid travelling to London and finding a quicker option than the 2-step British system. Does anyone know of any US notary publics offering services closer to Yorkshire?

Many thanks
Juliet

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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2008, 04:31:57 PM »
Try the Yellow pages www.yell.co.uk


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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2008, 03:02:19 PM »
There are US Notary Publics here in the UK?
So, if I got a Notary training my next trip back to the US, could I then notarize my own documents? :-)



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Re: Notary Services
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2008, 04:18:15 PM »
I think that would be looked on as a conflict.

Vicky