Notarial charges and expenses: Details of my charges are set out below. Please note that if I have to make payments on your behalf such as legalisation fees, translator or interpreter fees, or other costs such as travelling expenses, your approval to these will be obtained and you will be required to make payment in advance of any such amounts.
My professional charges are based upon the complexity, time and work involved in each matter, including the number of notarial acts required of me. Documents in a foreign language may have to be properly translated into English by a qualified translator/interpreter at an additional cost. This cost will be confirmed to you before any work is done. It may be noted that in addition to English, I am also conversant in the Punjabi and Hindi languages.
My hourly rate is £300.00, plus disbursements/VAT. The fee charged may include time spent on preliminary advice, drafting and preparation time, making and receiving telephone calls, correspondence written and received in all formats, arranging legalisation and record keeping.
I am able to quote a fixed fee in many cases. This will include disbursements such as legalisation fees, postage, consular agent fees, courier fees, travelling expenses, translating costs and so on. I can inform you of this after I have received and reviewed the documents to be notarised..
It should be noted that it is my fees start from a minimum of £60.00.
Before I can give an estimate of my fees, I shall require to see the documents and obtain details about the nature of the service required.
My fees are based upon the following:-
Which country is the document to go to?
What type of document is it? (Affidavit, Power of Attorney, Deed, Declaration, Sponsorship for visa purposes, Letter of Authority etc.)
How many documents are there?
How many people are signing the document/s?
Is the document already prepared or does it need to be drafted?
Are the documents for individual use or for a company?
Payment is due when the documents are signed. I accept payments by cash, by card or by online transfer. Payment of my fee and disbursements is due when the document has been prepared, which I may retain, pending payment in full.
In the case of online transfer, any documents will be released upon confirmation that the online payment/s is received. I am not able to accept payment by cheques.
Any disbursements shall be confirmed to you prior to any work being done. If work has already started and unforeseen disbursements do arise they shall be confirmed to you before any further work is done.
Disbursements: Some documents require legalisation before they will be accepted for use in the receiving jurisdiction by obtaining an apostille through the UK Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office and, for some countries, additional legalisation is required through the relevant embassy or consulate. The cost of legalisation in this matter, including agent's fees and postage to and from the legalising authority, will be notified to you, including the cost of posting the documents to you/another person.
Occasionally unforeseen or unusual issues arise during the course of the matter, which may result in a revision of my fee estimate. Examples of this could include where additional documents are required to be notarised, additional translations or legalisations are needed to meet the requirements of the receiving jurisdiction, third party fees are adjusted to reflect external factors such as fuel price changes and so on. I will notify you of any changes in the fee estimate as soon as possible.
I can usually give a fixed quotation once I have seen the documents. If you require a quote before visiting our office, you can use the following ways to send and show me the documents:-
You can send me a scan or image of your documents by Mobile Text or by using the Whatsapp mobile phone app. My mobile number is 07956129709.
You can send me a scan or image of your documents by emailing me at: email@example.com
Please note that common formats used to email or message documents are jpeg, Giff, Tiff, Raw Images or PDF format. If you are using any other format, please contact me prior to sending me any documents online.