About our Notary– Muhammad Karim
Muhammad Karim attained his LLB (Hons) in 2008 & qualified as a solicitor in 2012. Muhammad Karim completed his Notarial Practice course at the University College of London (UCL) in 2015 & was admitted as a Notary Public.
Muhammad Karim is a member of the Notaries Society of England and Wales and has been appointed and regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Muhammad Karim founded White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public in 2015 with the objective of providing a professional service to clients maintaining a friendly & approachable environment. Muhammad Karim has comprehensive experience acting for both private individuals & corporate clients both under the capacity of a Solicitor & that of a Notary Public & therefore he is well acquainted in offering a full range of notarial services.
Muhammad Karim can also arrange Apostilles from the legalisation office of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth office & legalisation of documents with any overseas Consulate or Embassy if this is applicable. He is accustomed to tight deadlines so if you’re in a hurry – Muhammad Karim can help. He provides a fast & efficient, flexible & friendly notarisation & legalisation service. Located in the East London area this is close proximately to the London’s city of Westminster, his office is near the Foreign & Commonwealth office & most embassies. This means Muhammad Karim can turn around documents very fast if required to do so.
Muhammad Karim has experience in dealing with complex legalisation processes for example documents to be used in China & the UAE. He regularly notarises documents for many international corporate companies both near to him & also all around England & Wales. Muhammad Karim has also assisted many private individuals such as doctors, nurses & teachers relocating abroad to work; facilitating documentation required for marriage ceremonies being undertaken abroad; families relocating to a foreign country; authentication and notarisation of academic qualifications; consent to travel for minors; Indian OCI Card Applications; granting Power of Attorney’s and many more notarial acts.
White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public
96 White Horse Lane
London E1 4LR
Private Car Park Bays for clients at the rear of our Office
The 25, 309 and 205 buses run closest to our Office
Nearest Tube Station:
Stepney Green Underground tube station – (District Line) – (1 minute walk to our Office)
Mile End and Whitechapel Underground Tube Station – (Central Line) – (7 – 10 minutes walk to our Office)
A Notary Public (also referred to as a ‘Public Notary’ or simply as a ‘Notary’ is a public officer & is a specialist lawyer authorised to witness, authenticate or certify documents for use in countries around the world. Solicitors & Barristers in the UK owe a duty of care towards their clients. In contrast a Notary Public owes a duty of care to the document he is notarising.
The short answer is yes. In certain instances it may be necessary to change a lettered translation of the document into English. Our Notary Public can advise you on whether this is required – If this is required the Notary can assist with obtaining a certified translation. If you do require notarisation of a document which is in a foreign language, please do contact our Notary Public & he will be happy to explain any specific requirements.
We provide notarial services to both our individual & business clients. We have years of experience in accommodating the needs of both of our individual & corporate institutions. Please visit our pages for ‘Services for Individuals’ & ‘Services for Businesses’ for more details.
An Apostille is a certificate issued by the foreign or commonwealth office in the UK & is the authentication of a document for use in another country.
The Apostille certificate confirms the signature, seal & stamp of the Notary Public to be genuine so that it is accepted when presented in another country outside the UK. The Apostille assures that any documents fraudulently ‘notarised’, purporting to be a Notary Public is not recognised & therefore reduces the risk of fraudulent documents being circulated around the world.
If the document being notarised is to be received by a country that is a signatory to the Apostille convention of 1961 – it is likely that you will require an Apostille. The purpose of the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961 is that once the country becomes a member/signatory there should no longer be any requirement for separate consular or embassy legalisation as long as the document has been notarised and apostilled. Our Notary Public will be happy to advise you on whether the recipient of the document will require an Apostille. If an Apostille is required, our Notary Public can advise you on the process of obtaining one, the cost & can arrange this for you.
We cater for all your urgent notarial needs & have a robust system in place to cater for your urgent needs. Our in-house courier will ensure that if required with an additional fee, the Apostille is obtained on the same day & country specific consular or embassy legalisation is obtained the next day if this is applicable.
Although many countries have become members/signatures to The Hague Apostille convention of 1961 – there still remains many countries around the world that are not signatures/members of the convention. This means that if your document is being received in a country who is not a signature/member is it likely that further legalisation of the document will be required by the consular or embassy of the receiving country.
Our Notary Public has comprehensive knowledge of the legalisation requirements for all the countries around the world & will be happy to advise you accordingly in relation to your specific requirements.
To comply with money laundering regulations, a Notary Public must confirm your identity. Our Notary Public would expect you to bring with you your current unexpired passport or your full photo card driver’s license as a proof of identification. You will also be expected to produce proof of residency which is no more than 3 months old – this can be by way of bank statement or utility bill issued to you.
For more information on specific identification requirements please check our ‘Identification’ page
The cost will depend on the number of documents you require notarising. Our charge for notarising one document is £50. We do not charge VAT & there are no hidden charges. If you require an Apostille, consular or Embassy legalisation, the cost will depend on the number of documents & how quickly you require the documents to be apostilled &/or legalised.
Our Notary Public offers home or office visits & out of hours service (including weekends) by prior appointment. This service will incur on additional charge. Please do let us know if you require our out of hours/office service.