Hugh McGroddy Notary provides clients with a professional Notary and public Notary service.
A Notary is a public officer who serves the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with deeds, estates, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A Notary service is normally required when a client has documents that are going to be scrutinised abroad.
A Notary is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries through the ages to:
Take Affirmations and Declarations
Taking Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)
Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents
Our Notary signature and seal verifies to authorities in another country that all the necessary checks and have been carried out to authenticate the document.
If required, our Notary service can advise in relation to legalisation or the application of an Apostille.
Notary documents are required in relation to the purchase of Property abroad.
Notary Services are used for Certificating Educational Diploma.
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Along with sealing by the Notary public, many documents are required to be legalised.
This complex procedure requires the state authority of a country to satisfy the state authority of another country that the Notary signature of the Notary public is genuine.
In most cases, the addition to the document of an Apostille sealed by the department of foreign affairs is sufficient to satisfy the receiving county.
However, in extreme cases, the document would need to be handed over to the supreme court to be verified.
Who can act as a Notary?
In Ireland, it is generally solicitors only who act as notary publics. All notaries are appointed by the Chief Justice. The duties of a notary public are to authenticate documents, attest signatures, administer oaths, and take affidavits.
Is a certified document the same as a notarised document?
No. A notarised document is an original document that has been authenticated by a notary public and verifies that all information contained in the document is truthful. A certified document is a photocopy of a document that has been validated and marked as original bur a member of An Garda Síochána or a Post Office Official.
What do I need to notarise a document?
There a very strict rules around notary publics. Firstly you must satisfactorily prove your identity and place of residence. Most notaries will require an original passport. Lesser proof, like a drivers licence can be accepted if there are compelling reasons. You will also need to produce a recent utility bill (within the last three months to prove your current residential address.
How much does a notary cost?
There is no set fee for notarial services. The individual notary will charge a fee to reflect the cost of the service in terms of time, skill, and responsibility. Hugh McGroddy Notary will provide you with a quote before commencing any services.
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