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Welcome to the website of Sunita Kumeri, Notary Public

I am a Notary Public offering my services in Reading and surrounding areas. I am happy to see notarial clients at my offices or alternatively at their home or business premises if that is more convenient.

I can see people during normal office hours or outside those hours and at weekends by arrangement. Please contact me to arrange an appointment or to obtain a quotation.

In addition to English, I also offer my services to clients who speak Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati.

I offer my services throughout the following areas:
Reading, Slough, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Windsor, Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Uxbridge and Surrey.
Further information can be found on our sister websites for the areas of Slough, High Wycombe and Maidenhead.
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Below are some of the questions I am most frequently asked. Please click on a link to see the answer or contact me directly if you need further information or would like to arrange an appointment.

What is a Notary Public and what do they do?

A Notary Public is a specialist lawyer who can witness or certify documents for use in foreign countries. By virtue of the Notaries signature and official seal, authorities in other countries will be assured that the relevant checks have been carried out.

As an example, when buying a property abroad you may need to give your overseas lawyer power to deal with the purchase. A Notary Public can watch you sign a Power of Attorney and then notarise this document to ensure that it is accepted in the country involved.

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Examples of where you may need a Notary Public

You may need a Notarised document in the following cases:

I do not provide services as a notary, as a Commissioner for Oaths for documents used within England and Wales.
Upon receiving your instructions from you I will advise you on the proposed next steps with full information on the work that I will undertake on your behalf and the anticipated timescales.

For most matters I would anticipate being able to complete the client’s instructions as soon as I am able. If legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is required, and Consular legalisation is also required a further time delay will be incurred dependent upon the Consulate concerned. You will be advised on timescales.

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Do I need an Apostille or Legalisation?

Certain countries may also require the additional step of the document being Legalised. This is a process whereby the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm the validity of the Notary’s signature and seal. Once this check has been carried out a certificate called an ‘Apostille’ is attached to the notarised document.

The need for Legalisation depends on the country involved and your Notary can advise you on this.

We offer a standard Apostille service with a timeline of 10 working days or a premium service for urgent matters usually with a timeline of 24 to 36 hours.

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Identification required when seeing a Notary Public

To comply with money laundering regulations a Notary must confirm your identity. When attending an appointment with a Notary each person signing the document must provide at least one of the following:

You must also provide proof of your address by one of the following:

If you are acting on behalf of a Corporation you must provide evidence of the due incorporation of the company. This can be one of the following documents:

In addition to the above, each signatory will also need to produce one of the identification documents mentioned above.

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How much does it cost for notarisation?

Extra fees will be payable if your document requires legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or a Foreign Embassy. There may also be agent’s fees or translator’s fees. Other payments may be required including travelling expenses. You will be advised on all charges and you will be responsible for them and payment will be made in advance of any such costs.

Our fee will depend on what we are required to do for you and will be based on factors such as urgency and the amount of time that is spent on a matter.

Please note that any documents posted by me are posted at your risk. We cannot accept liability for its loss or cost for a replacement document.

Please visit the Contact Me page to obtain a quotation.

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Redress Information

My professional indemnity insurance is in the sum of £2,000,000 (Two million pounds).

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Regulatory Information

My notarial practice is regulated through the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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