A Notary Public is a public officer who provides services to individuals which primarily related to international matters. These services usually involve:
- Administering oaths
- Attesting signatures
- Authenticating documents
- Taking affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland), affirmations and declarations
- Receiving and making protests under Mercantile Law and issuing notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons.
- Drawing up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents
For most people, this will mean attending with a notary public to present documents which it is intended to use abroad.
For more information about the functions and services of Notaries Public visit notarypublic.ie.
Before you visit
- Make an appointment before attending the office by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 069 – 62200.
- Provide us with as much information as possible about the service you require. To avoid any delays or complications it is best to scan and email any documents to be notarised, along with any instructions you have received about them, to us in advance.
- Make sure that you complete the documents where appropriate before your appointment. For example, if you require a form to be notarised, be sure that you have completed the parts of the form that apply to you before your appointment.
What to bring with you
In order to provide a service we will have to establish your identity for the purposes of anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering laws. The rules are very strict. You must satisfactorily prove your identity and place of residence and we must keep the identification records for five years. You must bring:
- Your original passport.
- A recent utility bill (not a mobile phone bill) addressed to you at your stated address and dated within the previous three month.