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.
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.
The office is conveniently located in Dame Street, Dublin 2 in the heart of Dublin City Centre.
*For more information on the Apostille and Authentication of documents please see The Department of Foreign Affairs website