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5 February 2021

Notarising documents for India

Woodcock Notary Public are experienced in notarial work for Indian citizens living in the United Kingdom. In this blog post, we will discuss the execution and proof of documents for India.

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Notarising documents for India is a requirement for anyone who wants to work, do business, or live in India. As a result of this, you will require the services of a Notary Public.

A notary authenticates documents for use in foreign jurisdictions. Notaries in the United Kingdom are recognised by the Central Government of India. This means they can go through the process of notarising documents for India, so that you can use them there. Any act done by a notary in their official capacity under their signature and official seal is presumed to be regular, true and proved.

Notarising documents for India

Authentication of documents, including notarising documents for India, means more than simply bearing witness to the signature of the executant. The notary must make a statement, declaration, or give a certificate confirming the identity of the person executing the document. Then they must confirm that the person appeared before them and signed the document in their presence.

Some of the documents we commonly notarise are:

What if I have business in India but cannot go myself?

If you wish to present a document for registration under the Indian Registration Act 1908, but do not reside in India, then you can appoint an agent holding a power of attorney for you. A notary should be there when the power of attorney is executed, so they can go about verifying the document for India.

Section 85 of the Indian Evidence Act 1872 requires a court to presume that a power of attorney has been executed. Following that, they should presume that a notary authenticated the document for India.

Our services

As a registered Notary Public, we are capable of notarising a range of documents for use overseas. The only documents that we cannot authenticate are UK marriage, birth, and death certificates, as these documents are issued by the Government.

With our mobile notary service, you can arrange for your documents to be notarised at a time and place that suits you. This includes notarising documents for India.

Once your documents have been notarised, they can be given an apostille. An apostille is required to legalise your documents for use overseas and are accepted by countries that are part of the Apostille Convention, which includes India.

 We can manage the process of getting one with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), for you. We are one of the few places that offer premium apostille services, due to our relationship with the FCDO.

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. This can be done either via our website or by calling 020 7712 1590.


If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email