A Notary Public is a public officer appointed by the Supreme Court of Ireland to serve the public in matters usually concerned with foreign or international business. Acts carried out by a Notary Public are recognised around the world.
All Notaries Public in Ireland are authorised to notarise documents and confer authenticity on the legal instruments and contracts they establish for their clients in areas of law as diverse as marriage contracts, wills, real estate transactions, company statutes, among many others.
A Notary Public is empowered by law to carry out the following services:
- Administer Oaths
- Witness/ Attest Signatures on Deeds and official documents
- Authenticate Documents for use in Ireland or abroad (e.g. Marriage Certificates, Powers of Attorney, Qualifications, etc.)
- Take Affidavits (other than for use within the courts of Ireland)
- Take Affirmations and Declarations
- Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law (promissory notes and Bills of Exchange) and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons
- Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public
- Assist in matters of Admiralty Law and Ships Protests
- Certification of documents for foreign adoptions
- Procure an Apostille Certificate* from the Department of Foreign Affairs verifying the authenticity of documents for use abroad
- Certifying the authenticity of official signatures and/or the official seal applied to a public document under the Legalisation* procedure.
From our Dublin office, conveniently located at 41 Lower Baggot Street in the heart of Dublin City Centre, we provide a comprehensive range of Consular and Notary Services for businesses, families and individuals.