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    Notary Public

  • Eoin Murphy Solicitor is a Member of the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland...

    What is a Notary Public ?

    A Notary Public is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with foreign or international business

    A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries through the ages to

    • Administer Oaths
    • Attest Signatures
    • Authenticate Documents
    • Give Notarial Acts

    What do I do before seeing a Notary Public ?

    Make an appointment

    Telephone our office in advance to check the Notary's availability and ask for an appointment. Alternatively you can contact us by online form below.

    Have Proof of Identity

    Notarising a document today requires the same anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering formalities as apply on opening a new bank account. The Notary Public before whom a person appears to transact notarial business is obliged to obtain identification from the appeared and is entitled to request at least two of the following three forms of identity:-

    1. Passport
    2. Driving Licence
    3. Utility bill

    The Notary may make, and retain on file for five years, a copy of any identification document produced to the Notary On occasions, the Notary may request a letter of introduction from your Solicitor. Driving licences are not generally accepted by Notaries if the transaction has a foreign element i.e. is concerned with the movement or acquisition of assets or property outside the State.

    Make sure to Complete all the Documents

    Fill in all the gaps in the documentation to the best of your ability beforehand. If you are unsure and need guidance, the Notary will help you if he/she can. Contact us if you require assistance.

    Foreign Language Documents

    The Notary may require you to acknowledge formally in writing in a standard form that you understand the document in (or partly in) a foreign language. Have the document to be notarised translated and/or explained to you by someone you trust before you see the Notary..

    E-Mail / Fax

    Do not e-mail or fax documents to the Notary in advance of your appointment, unless the Notary specifically asks you to do so. If the Notary wants to clarify a specific point which it is anticipated may cause subsequent difficulty, he/she will ask you for further information.

    Power of Attorney

    Do not e-mail or fax documents to the Notary in advance of your appointment, unless the Notary specifically asks you to do so. If the Notary wants to clarify a specific point which it is anticipated may cause subsequent difficulty, he/she will ask you for further information.

    If you have any queries on any of the above call our office on 021 4638100 or use the contact form below

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