Prices

How our pricing works for notarial services.
Low-cost, transparent, and excellent value.

Prices

I try to ensure that my charges are completely transparent, and I always make sure that my clients know what the cost is for the work they have asked to be done.
 
For that reason it is always preferable for you to email me copies of the documents to be notarised together with any instructions you have been given by the person asking for the notarisation. Alternatively you can provide me with an explanation of what needs to be done, so that we both understand the full extent of the work before we commit to going forward.
 
The starting price for producing a notarised document is £75. This may increase if the document requires a separate notarial certificate to be drafted, rather than endorsed on the document.
 
If there is more than one person signing the document the charge increases by £30 for each additional person.
 
If more than one document has to be notarised, this usually increases the charge by £30 per additional document. However, if there are multiple documents and it would be less expensive for the client to pay on a ‘time spent’ basis, I will apply that lower charge.
 
The cost of arranging an apostille for notarised documents is £30 in total, regardless of how many documents I submit for legalisation at any given time. The cost of arranging apostilles or legalisation of a document or an number of documents is £50 in total if I have not been required to notarise the documents
 
You will also need to take into account that I use consular agents to handle the documents put before the FCDO, and they charge £16 plus VAT per document for apostilles and a slightly higher fee for documents which must go before the receiving country’s embassy for full legalisation. The FCDO charges £30 per document apostilled.
 
In addition I will be happy to verify the swearing of an affidavit or statutory declaration for use in the United Kingdom. Unlike work for foreign jurisdictions this work can also be done by a solicitor, for whom the fee is meant to be £5 per document plus £2 for each exhibit to the document. If I undertake this work I charge a fee which reflects my capacity as a notary, and so will probably be higher than the usual solicitor’s fee.
 
If full legalisation is required there will be a charge payable to the relevant embassy. This varies according to the country to which the document is to be sent, and also sometimes according to whether the document is personal or commercial.
 
I normally charge commercial clients on the basis of time spent, which will vary according to the complexity of the work involved, but usually starts at £125.
 
I am always happy to see clients in their own homes or places of work, and I do not charge for my travelling time or expenses unless the trip is more than an hour or so. In those cases I will agree with you an additional charge based upon the HMRC approved rate.
 
I am not VAT registered, and so I do not have to add the extra 20% to my charges, which provides clients with a significant saving compared to many other notaries’ charges.