Who can verify an ID1 form?
If you are completing a conveyancing transaction such as a house purchase or a transfer of ownership you may have been asked to complete an ID1 form. But who is legally entitled to verify one?
Why do I need an ID1 and can a notary sign it?
You may have been asked by your conveyancer or solicitor to complete an ID1 form. This is a form that is used to identify you when you cannot be identified by your solicitor.
Getting married abroad? Do you have all of your documents in place?
If you and your significant other have decided on a wedding or civil partnership overseas, you may need to have your identity documents, declarations or certificates of no impediment authenticated and have apostilles attached.
You’re planning to work or live abroad. But have you spoken to a notary public?
Deciding to move to a new country can be the result of many things. Your employer is offering a new opportunity, or you may wish to experience a new culture or embark on a new phase in your life. Whatever the reason, you may need to have a variety of documents authenticated.
What is an apostille and legalisation?
Sometimes, in addition to having your documents notarised you will need to have an apostille or legalisation attached too. These are further stamps attached to the document which forms a chain of authentication for the recipient.
Do I really need the services of a notary?
Most people will never need the services of a notary. In fact, many people don't even know what a notary is! In certain situations, however, nobody but a notary can help....