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Notarial services by appointment only at British consulates

Notarial and documentary services provided by the British Consulates in Portugal are now available by appointment only through “an easy to follow online facility”, said the British Embassy.

The facility is said to help enquiries to be dealt with “quickly and efficiently” by consular staff, ensuring that delays are avoided and also saving citizens time if the Consulate is unable to provide the service needed.  

“Where there is no formal requirement for a service to be provided by the Consulates, local notaries or lawyers can often provide these services,” said the Embassy in a statement to the press this week.

A step-by-step guide to using the British Consulate’s online appointment booking system can be found on website using the link to notarial services, where a video guide can also be found.