Michael Lightowler Notary Public EssexLike many businesses and professions nowadays, there is a gradual move towards adopting electronic methods of working where it is possible to do so and may provide an enhanced service for customers and clients.

Wherever acceptable in the receiving jurisdiction, a Notary may use his digital certificate to provide electronically signed and sealed documents which are ready for electronic dispatch or storage anywhere in the world.

Not only is this an environmentally sound way to produce important documents, but also is also much faster and cheaper than using paper and couriers. Like many new methods, it will take time for electronic copies of documents to be accepted universally.

Also, the process of legalisation needs to be adapted to the electronic form. The Society is in continuing discussion with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to achieve this as soon as possible.

Types Of Work I Undertake

  • Shipping

    Preparation and noting of protest and authenticating shipping documents and certificates.

  • Certification

    Certifying copy documents including passports and academic and other certificates.

  • International Wills
    International Wills

    Witnessing and attesting the signature of foreign wills.

  • Parental Consent
    Parental Consent

    Letters consenting to minors travelling abroad.

  • Business Transactions
    Business Transactions

    International Business Transactions.