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11 July 2022

Getting your documents notarised for use in France

If you want to use your documents in France, we can help.

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If you want to use your documents in France, or have French documents that you wish to use in the UK, it’s likely that you will need the services of a notary public.

A notary public is a type of lawyer that is able to officiate, authenticate, and certify your documents. They are most often used when you are conducting personal or business activities abroad. Woodcock Notary Public is experienced in assisting you with your notarial needs, and is happy to provide you with the advice and services you need. 

The key thing to be sure of before you approach a notary is that you do indeed need the services of one. There are several circumstances and reasons that you might need to get something notarised. Some of the documents that will likely need the services of a notary public are listed below:

  • Proof of identity
  • Powers of attorney
  • Translations & certified copies
  • Marriage, death and birth certificates
  • Declarations

Using French documents in the UK

If you are French, you will need to get the documents you want to use certified by a notary public, such as Woodcock Notary. In most cases, you are unable to get your documents notarised by the British Embassy in Paris as they are, in most cases, unable to provide such a service. 

If you are unsure if you need a notary to use your document, we’d be happy to advise you and provide a no-obligation quote.

Using British documents in France

If you’re British and intend to conduct either personal or business activities across the channel, a notary public will enable you to do so. 

In the case of powers of attorney – a popular service that we provide – the French system is particularly complex. The French authorities have particular rules and regulations that must be met in order for such documents to be accepted. We, as an experienced and expert notary public firm, are able to navigate such complexities so you don’t have to.

READY FOR ASSISTANCE?

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

Call us on 0800 049 2471 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.

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

Call us on 0800 049 2471 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.