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Certification

Certification of powers of attorney, copies of your passport or proof of address, birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates or constitutional documents (printed copies confirming information registered and filed at the Companies House of England and Wales) relating to your company and business.

Our solicitors, registered and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales and based at 33 St.James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JS. RSL-LAW are able to certify documents in English and Russian languages. If you need to certify a copy of a document, for example a power of attorney, in central London, as a true and accurate copy of the original, you will need to bring the original to our office in St.James’s Square in central London. We can make a copy of a document requiring certification by a qualified solicitor at our office for your convenience. If you need an English qualified solicitor to certify your signature on a document, you will need to bring two forms of identification stating your full name, including one that has your photo. If your document, for example a Power of Attorney or your identification documents are in Russian language, our Russian speaking solicitors will verify your identity and certify your signature on the Power of Attorney. Whether your power of attorney, copy of your passport or proof of address, birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates or constitutional documents (printed copies confirming information registered and filed at the Companies House of England and Wales) relating to your company, in English or in Russian, our Russian speaking and English solicitors who are qualified and registered with Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales will confirm in writing that he or she checked your identity and witnessed you signing the document.

Legalisation- our English and Russian speaking solicitors are registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London

Legalisation makes documents suitable for use outside the United Kingdom. Legalisation shows that:

  • the document was certified as true and accurate by a solicitor qualified in England and Wales and licensed to practise English Law
  • the signature, seal and/or stamp on the document are genuine
  • the document’s format is correct

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the competent legalisation office in the United Kingdom, has on record signatures of our English and Russian speaking solicitors. When the Foreign and Commonwealth Office receives documents from us, which were certified by our solicitors, they are able to confirm that signatures are genuine and our solicitors have required qualifications to certify documents, by attaching an apostille certificate to your document. We are also registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as business client, which allows us to offer you the Same Day premium service in case of urgency. This means, that you will have your power of attorney, copy of your passport or proof of address, birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates and/or any other document you require to present outside the United Kingdom on the day you bring it to our office at St.James’s Square in central London.

Translation

We provide translation services from English into Russian and from Russian into English. Whether you need to translate a document or require a translator to attend a meeting, one of our specialists, including English qualified Russian speaking solicitors, will be able to assist you. Some of our solicitors are bilingual, who will be able to assist with legal matters, meetings and negotiations. All written translations are certified as true and accurate translations by our Russian speaking solicitors by them signing a certificate and attaching an official stamp of RSL-LAW, containing our registered address: 33 St.James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JS. RSL-LAW is registered and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.