The following documents cannot be notarized at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
Apostille/Legalize U.S. Birth/Marriage/Divorce/Death Certificates
U.S. Embassies and Consulates do not have the authority to affix an “apostille” to American documents. Please do not schedule an appointment for this. The Secretary of State in the State where the document was issued is authorized to affix the Apostille on a birth/death certificate. The apostille will officially authenticate the signature and seal of your state issued certificate for use in another country.
Certified Copy of Academic Credentials
The Embassy and Consulates cannot provide this service. Please do not schedule an appointment for this. Please contact the issuing educational institution. More information is available from the Department of State website here.
Criminal Background Check
The Embassy and Consulates do not provide this service. Please do not schedule an appointment for this. Information about obtaining an FBI Records Check, obtaining a UK Police Certificate (known as an ACRO) or fingerprinting services in the United Kingdom is available from the Embassy website here.
Medallion Signature Guarantee
A consular officer cannot perform a Medallion Signature Guarantee (which is a financial institution’s guarantee that an investor’s signature is genuine as well as its acceptance of any liability for any forgery within the securities transfer instruction) .Please do not schedule an appointment for this.
For more information, see the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website.
General questions about Medallion Signature Guarantees should be directed to the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Assistance, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 1-800-SEC-0330, by fax at 202-772-9295, or by mail to 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20549-0213.
Financial institutions in the United Kingdom that are connected to U.S. or Canadian banks may be able to offer a medallion signature guarantee to existing customers. Banks that have no affiliation with you – the investor – are unlikely to assume the liability inherent within the signature guarantee.
The following firms provide Medallion Signature Guarantees:
Title Research LTD
Share Data Limited
Tel: +44(0) 1403-271-170
Fax: +44(0) 1403-272377
Registered with STAMP (Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program). As such, we have the Medallion stamp in the office which eliminates the need to involve a third party. Once your document has the stamp, we are able to assist with the sale or transfer of your holding.
- Medallion Guarantee Service £295 (inclusive of VAT)
Lester Aldridge LLP
Oliver Phipps, Associate, Solicitor and Notary Public
Bournemouth: Russell House, Oxford Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EX
London: 1 King Street, London EC2V 8AU
Tel: +44 (0) 1202-786-61
Fax: +44 (0) 1202-786170
One of the few law firms in the UK to have implemented a procedure for securing this type of guarantee for transfer/management of assets. Extensive experience in attending to the administration of North American assets for which a Medallion stamp is generally required. Lester Aldridge LLP is a full service law firm capable of providing notary services to complement the Medallion program.
- Medallion Guarantee Only service: £284, VAT inclusive
- Full Registration service: starting at £650, plus VAT and disbursements
Fraser and Fraser, International Probate Researchers
39 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8EH
Tel: +44 (0) 020 7832 1400
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7832 1450
Assists the legal profession in tracing missing heirs to unclaimed estates, dormant funds, and derelict properties. Also, UK-based agent capable of offering Medallion Signature Guarantee program to stockholders outside of North America looking to sell or transfer North American securities.
- Medallion Guarantee service: £275 plus VAT
Information on Medallion Guarantee stamps is available at http://www.findersinternational.co.uk/our-services/professional-services/medallion-signature-guarantees
Contact:Stephen Wolstenhulme or Piers Cockey
Tel:+44 (0) 1202 714456 / 57
Address:139 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD, United Kingdom
- £295 all-inclusive
- Unlimited Asset Value Medallion Service
- Established 1875
- FCA Regulated
- UK Award Winning Stockbroker
- Members of the London Stock Exchange
- North American Specialist Stockbrokers and Administrators
We offer private and institutional clients an unrivalled medallion signature guarantee service.
Obtain Copies of U.S. Vital Records
The Embassy and Consulates cannot provide copies of U.S. vital records. Please do not schedule an appointment for this. In order to obtain any state government issued document concerning birth, death, marriage or divorce, you may order one from the website of the National Center for Health Statistics.