As strange as it may sound, there are times when you will have to have a notary public officiate the signing of documents in another country. The most common situations for which you would be required to use the services of a notary public relate to foreign adoptions and estate management. The reasons for this are two-fold:
A notary public is a solicitor who has been appointed by the Chief Justice to serve the public in non-contentious matters, generally related to foreign or international business. Notaries authenticate documents and verify some act or thing that has been done in their presence.
What can I use a notary for?
Notaries can certify the execution in their presence of a deed, a contract or other writing. They can also verify some act or thing done in their presence. Among the things they do are:
-Witnessing and proving signatures to documents
-Taking affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)
Notaries ensure your documents are legal, they can reduce conflict and save you tim