NOTARY PUBLIC

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

A Notary Public is empowered by law to:

  • Administer Oaths
  • Attest Signatures
  • Authenticate Documents
  • Give Notarial Acts
  • Take Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)
  • Take Affirmations and Declarations
  • Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents

The acts of Notaries Public have worldwide recognition. When dealing with foreign government departments or official bodies, all documents that are not issued by that government must carry formal proof of their authenticity. This is usually in the form of a Notary’s Certificate.

Notaries Public certification is universally accepted by foreign and state bodies to prove the validity of papers being sent to them from outside their country.

  • If you have a foreign court affidavit or other document that needs to be sworn or certified it can be completed by us.
  • If you have an Irish document that needs to be sworn or authenticated for a foreign governmental body it can be completed by us.
  • If you have papers for a foreign adoption they can be completed by us.
  • If you have papers for a foreign marriage they can be completed by us.
  • If you are buying or selling overseas property you will likely be asked by your foreign lawyers to sign and have notarised certain documents.


APOSTILLE
Sometimes you may be asked to have documents further authenticated at the Department of Foreign Affairs with the Apostille under the Hague Convention 1961. This is a process of international verification for the Document and, if needed, after notarisation you may call to the Department at Passport Office Building, Molesworth Street, 
Dublin 2 and have the process completed over the counter.

APPOINTMENT

Please telephone us to make an appointment or email info@gdwalsh.ie and we will make contact with you.