The Apostille is an Lieutenant Governor of Jersey issued certificate added to documents so they will 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.
A declaration that something exists or is the case
The Faculty Office is the administrative body of which the Master of the Faculties is head. Part of its responsibilities is the governance of the notaries.
Legalisation is the process by which the signature and seal of the Notary are authenticated by the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and/or the Embassy or Consulate of the country in which the document is to be used.
A Notary is a qualified lawyer – a member of the third and oldest branch of the legal profession. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury and are subject to regulation by the Master of the Faculties.
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