Following my complaint to the Commission about the nationality restriction, three countries decided to abandon it. These were Spain, Italy and Portugal.
I applied to both Spain and Italy to work both as an English Notary and with the aim of becoming a Spanish notary at a later date.
I intend practising as an English notary without further examination, giving advice on English law and certifying documents for use in England and internationally. I would then study to become a Spanish notary taking any necessary and proportionate examinations under Directive 89/48 (Mutual Recognition of Qualifications).
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