Passport applications ask for applicants to have their photographs certified by a professional, i.e. a solicitor / lawyer, commissioner for oaths, justice of the peace, notary, doctor, accountant, police officer, dentist etc however it isn’t always possible to obtain this service from these individuals. They may have a policy of not assisting people who are not already clients of their practice or they may just be too busy.

Ola Leslie Solicitors offer witnessing and certification services at competitive rates to our existing clients and to those who are not registered as our clients; the fees being dependant on the complexity of the requirement. Our certifications as solicitors are recognised within England and Wales, and some other jurisdictions (which you should check on before you retain us).

Same day appointments are always offered and usually only take a few minutes (service dependant).

We can also assist with witnessing documents which include the following:

Mortgage deeds
Loan Facility Agreements
Transfer deeds
Separation agreements
Pre-nuptial agreements
Shareholders agreements
Statutory declarations / affidavits
PE2, PE3
Tenancy Deposit declarations
New business lease declarations
Declarations of Solvency for liquidation or gifted deposits
Change of name deeds (deed poll)
Director nominee deeds
Powers of Attorney
Temporary resident statements
Passport applications including Irish passport applications (as long as we don’t have to certify that we have known you personally for a certain period of time if we have not)
True likeness certifications on passport sized photographs
True likeness certifications on visa sized photographs
Visa sponsorship applications where certifications are required
Private Individual Client Authority for an Electronic Transaction (for transactions in New Zealand)
First Direct Mortgage Deeds with a Certificate of Execution
HSBC Mortgage Deeds with a Certificate of Execution

Please call us on 0207 183 0084 or email us on for a quotation and appointment; we are always happy to assist.

Ayesha Yunus, Senior Partner
Ola Leslie Solicitors LLP

We are conveyancing solicitors, bridging loan solicitors, new build solicitors, shared ownership solicitors, right to buy solicitors, remortgage solicitors, equity release solicitors and transfer of equity solicitors in Borough High Street, London Bridge, Southwark. Our office is close to Bermondsey, Surrey Quays, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, Westminster, Green Park, Hackney, Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington, Oval, Vauxhall and Victoria. We can assist with HSBC indirect mortgages, joint borrower sole proprietor mortgages and personal guarantees for an overdraft or a mortgage.