Main Office

Fleet Street 107 London EC4A 2AB

+44 (0)755 425 8126

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Francesco Marra & Co Notaries

Public notary – Italian law firm

How We Work

Marra & Co. Notaries

How We Work

Notary Public | Italian lawyer

Main Office

107 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB


Now in Manchester – Birmingham

We travel to you and can meet you at over 20 locations across the UK. Click to find out more.

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How to have your documents notarised:

Initiate the conversation by reaching out to us. Connect through chat, call, or email, and rest assured, we will respond promptly. Regardless of whether you represent a corporate entity or are an individual client, kindly provide details about your document’s nature, its intended destination, any time constraints you may have, and your financial considerations. Collaboratively, we can explore tailored solutions that align perfectly with your requirements.

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Our Process Explained Step by Step

1. Getting in touch, Obtaining an Estimate and arranging a meeting

Obtaining a service estimate

Clients can kickstart the process by getting in touch with the notary via email, phone call, or chat. If available, they can email a scan or Microsoft Word draft of their documents to This quick initial step allows for a speedy review and quote.

Alternatively, we can provide a precise estimate by using our estimate service tool accessible here link.

Required Supporting Documents:

After reviewing the drafts, clients are informed by our team about the necessary supporting documents for processing the notarisation. Our team will provide you with an appointment if needed.

In-Person Meetings:

In most cases, an in-person meeting with one of our notaries is required. Clients can choose to meet at our offices or an agreed-upon external location, such as their office, residence, or another convenient spot. We have four locations available in London one in Manchester and Birmingham.

2. Meeting with the notary

The meeting with the notary lasts roughly 30 minutes.

To comply with notarial rules, during the meeting, the notary will request your consent to copy your passport and proof of address. The notary will witness your document signature.

New clients can make payment in cash or card, while returning clients will receive an invoice. Appointments, especially if apostillation/legalization is not needed, will not exceed 20/30 minutes.

If Apostille is needed hard copies of your documents will be retained for notarisation and taken to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office or the relevant foreign Consulate in London.

Acceptable proof of address includes a photocard driving license, or original bank/credit card statement, utility bill, or council tax bill received by post, dated within three months. Bank/credit card statements used must show a balance greater than £0.

3. Notarisation

The notarisation process involves the notary preparing a certificate confirming how they identified the signatories or verified documents. This certificate is signed by the notary, affixed with their professional seal and stamp, and either written directly on your document or printed on A4 certificate paper. The certificate is permanently bound to your documents using a metal eyelet, ribbon, and another embossed professional seal.

If your document only requires notarisation, the appointment will last approximately 20-60 minutes, depending on the document count. The notary will promptly provide a notarial certification, either written or typed on your document, or permanently bound with a metal eyelet, ribbon, and professional seal. This process safeguards against tampering and fraud. You can take this certification with you after the appointment. Documents intended for Commonwealth countries may not require apostilles or legalisation stamps.

4. Apostille and Consular legalisation

If your document requires apostillation for international use, it must be taken to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The FCDO issues and affixes the apostille, a sticker placed beneath the notarial certificate, signed and sealed by an FCDO officer. This affirms the Notary’s seal, signature, and current practising status, validating the document for international use under the 1961 Hague Convention.

For countries not part of the Commonwealth or not signatories to the 1961 Hague Convention, additional steps may be necessary. In such cases, the document might need to be stamped by the Embassy or Consulate of the destination country (e.g., for Saudi Arabia, China, or the United Arab Emirates) to complement the apostille. The specific legalization process varies for each country. To receive detailed guidance, please email us the draft of your document, and we’ll promptly provide the necessary information.

5. Document collection/postage

After the notarisation process is complete, your document will be available for collection at our office located at 111 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2AB. If it’s inconvenient for you to collect the document in person, we offer the option of delivery through Royal Mail or courier postage for your convenience.

“Here are some of the main locations we can meet you at.”

We also offer home appointments | Fixed fee from £35.

107 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB (Near St. Paul Chatedral Direction)

35 New Broad Street London EC2M 1NH (Near Liverpool St. Direction)

 1 Canada Square London  E14 5AA  (Canary Wharf Direction)

7 Charlotte St. Manchester M14 DZ  (On appointment only Direction)

1 Victoria Square Birmingham B1 1BD (On appointment only Direction)

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