A Notary Public is a public officer appointed by the Chief Justice of Ireland to serve the public in non-contentious matters, usually concerned with foreign or international business.

As a Notary Public, my Seal of Office and my signature are recorded in and recognised by the Supreme Court Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and all of the foreign Embassies or Consular Offices located in Ireland.   Documents notarised by me are accepted in countries around the world as being authentic.

If you are going to use Irish documents overseas, for business or personal reasons, you may be asked by the authorities in that country to have your documents and/or your signature notarised.   Some countries require documents to be further authenticated by having the “Apostille” endorsed on the document by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You should therefore confirm with the authority to whom you are presenting the documents what their requirements are with regard to Notarisation and Authentication.

Examples of the sort of documents that may need to be notarised are: -

•    Original Certificates issued by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
•    Documents issued by the Companies Registration Office.
•    Court documents, Powers of Attorney, and other Notarial Acts.
•    Educational Certificates.
•    Copies of Passports and other documents.
•    Documents required for foreign adoptions.

To have any document notarised, you must attend in person and produce evidence of your identity.   Your original Passport  must be produced, together with an original utility bill showing your permanent residential address.  A Driving Licence will not be accepted as evidence of identity under any circumstances.

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