Notaries in the United Kingdom are recognised by the Central Government of India. Any act done by a notary in his official capacity under his signature and official seal is presumed to be regular, true and proved.
Section 85 of the Indian Evidence Act 1872 requires a court to presume that a power of attorney executed before and authenticated by a notary public was so executed and authenticated.
If you wish to present a document for registration under the Indian Registration Act 1908, but do not reside in India, then you can appoint an agent holding a power of attorney for you. This power of attorney should be executed before and authenticated by a Notary Public.
Authentication of documents means more than simply bearing witness to the signature of the executant. The notary must make a statement, declaration or give a certificate confirming the identity of the person executing the document, and confirm that such person appeared before him and signed the document in his presence.
Woodcock Law and Notary Public can assist you with Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, Legalisation of documents, Authentication of Signature and Proof of Identity. It is important to always check with the end parties where you are sending your document of their requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions either via our website or call 020 7712 1590.