How to become a notary public in the United Kingdom (UK)
Are you interested in becoming a notary public in the United Kingdom (UK)? If so, there are a few things you need to know before you can start practicing as a notary public.
Firstly, you need to meet the formal requirements set by the UK government. To become a notary public, you must be a qualified lawyer or a member of the Institute of Legal Executives. You must also have completed a notarial practice course approved by the Master of the Faculties.
Once you have met these requirements, you can apply to become a notary public. The application process involves submitting an application form, providing proof of your qualifications and completing a criminal record check. You will also need to provide evidence of professional indemnity insurance and pay a fee to the Faculty Office.
Once your application has been approved, you will be appointed as a notary public and will be able to practice in England and Wales. However, if you wish to practice in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you will need to apply for separate appointments in those jurisdictions.