It is quite necessary for the notary public to have all identity information of our clients. This is because the Current Legislation (including the money Laundering Regulations 2003 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) imposes it on all notaries. A proof of identity must always be at hand. This is because notaries are very much targeted by criminals for the purpose of money laundering. I require more than just the standard identification information. Personal information required include; current signed passport, photo card driving license, birth certificate and a proof of address such as utility bill or bank statement.
For business clients, in addition to your personal information, constitutional documents eg. Memorandums, power of attorney, chamber of commerce certificate, board resolutions and authorized signatory books must be included.
If you are unable to provide all that has been listed above, I need you to contact me as soon as possible to discuss an acceptable alternative.