Notarial Services for small to medium Jersey businesses, providing proof of documents, transactions, and facts to the satisfaction of authorities or companies overseas.

Notarial Services for Businesses

Our notary public provides proof of documents, transactions, and facts to the satisfaction of authorities or companies overseas. We can assist you with all your corporate notarial requirements and with Jersey legalisation too.

Our notary services for business includes:

  • Witnessing and attesting the signature on documents
  • Authenticating company and business documents
  • Administering oaths, affidavits, sworn statements, and statutory declarations
  • Arranging for legalisation of documents



What is a notary public?
A notary public is a qualified lawyer who also has powers to certify and confirm facts and documents. A notary is subject to regulation by the Notaries Court of Faculties. All Notaries registered in Jersey can perform notarial acts in Jersey, but not elsewhere.
What is a notarial certificate?
A notarial certificate provides a confirmation certification or authentication of some fact by a notary public. Frequent examples are to certify that copies are true copies of originals, both of which have been checked, or to witness the signature of a person or that a person has been duly appointed to a particular position and has authority to act.
What is the use of a notarial act?
All notarial acts and instruments may be received in evidence without further proof as being duly authenticated in accordance with the requirements of the law of the receiving jurisdiction, unless the contrary is proved. A notary will, therefore, take care to verify the contents of the document and check any facts and information necessary in order to be able to act in a reliable manner. Anyone receiving a notary’s document will assume that they have checked all the facts in it and taken responsibility for them, unless they make it clear that this is not the case.
What does notarial legalisation mean?
This is a certificate from an authority or diplomatic office to certify the notary public is, in fact, a notary public in Jersey. Documents requiring legalisation will be legalised by the Lieutenant Governor at the Passport Office in Jersey. Unless the recipient country accepts the apostille or has no requirement for legalisation, the document may also need to be legalised by the London embassy or consulate of the recipient country. Basic guide to legalisation requirements:

  • Countries that have been colonies or dependencies of GB – no legalisation.
  • Countries that have been colonies or dependencies of other states or otherwise – full legalisation unless Apostille accepted.
  • Countries that are parties to the Hague Convention – usually only Apostille required.
  • Countries that adopted the Civil Code under Napoleon – usually require full legalisation unless Apostille accepted.

These are basic principles, and there are exceptions –requirements country to country may change at short notice

What is an apostille?
The Apostille is a Lieutenant Governor of Jersey issued certificate added to documents to be recognised when presented directly in another country. They are only applicable for Hague Convention countries. They do not need to follow the formal legalisation process and are in essence, a fast-track legislation process.
How much does a notary cost?
The cost will depend on several factors. To obtain a quote please contact us with the following information:

  • What type of document do you need notarising?
  • How many different documents do you need notarising?
  • How many copies of each notarised document do you require?
  • Are the documents being notarised for an individual or business?
  • Which country are the documents intended for?


What our clients say

“Outstanding help and service …”

Thanks for your outstanding help and service this year with all our notaries.  Absolutely exceptional.

Notarial Services January 18, 2021

“Speedy turnaround. Quite astonishing …”

Many thanks and can I just say what a speedy turnaround for the documents yesterday, quite astonishing.

Notarial services November 26, 2019

“Wonderful service I received from you and your team at Parslows Notaries …”

I just wanted to write to thank you for the wonderful service I received from you and your team at Parslows. The help you gave me in Notarising my Portuguese Proxy and then getting it legalised was nothing short of excellent. Thank you. Please also pass my thanks onto your lovely staff.


Notarial Services November 3, 2018