For business clients, the notary may (in addition to checking the personal identity of the person signing the document on behalf of the client) need to establish that the company or organisation which you represent actually exists and in many cases that you are authorised to represent that company or organisation.
In some cases (particularly for companies or organisations established overseas) the notary may ask you to produce certain documents. These might include a certificate of incorporation, good standing certificate and other similar evidence.
If the notary has to certify your authority to represent a company or organisation, additional documentation will be requested, for example:-
- Constitutional Documents (e.g. memorandum and articles of association)
- Power of Attorney
- Companies House Certificate
- Board Resolutions