Notary Public in Ireland

Notary Public in Ireland

A notary public is a professional who has been appointed by the government to perform certain duties. The person must be over 18 years of age and have a good reputation in their community.

What is a Notary Public?

A notary public is a legal officer. He or she is an official witness, who can certify important documents and mark them with the seal of your state. A notary will also provide you with other forms of assistance such as witnessing signatures on documents, delivering letters and orders to other people in their name (i.e., signing them), taking affidavits from witnesses and swearing them at court proceedings etcetera.

The role of a notary has changed over time as technology advances; however there are still many similarities between how they work today versus 100 years ago when they were first established by law in Ireland under Section 9(1)a & c Of The Civil Law Reform Act (1902).

Will A Notary Public Sign Anything?

A notary public is a public official who is employed to perform certain duties. They are not lawyers, solicitors or other professional legal practitioners.

They do not give legal advice and therefore cannot act as a substitute for an attorney at law.
The terms ‘notary’ and ‘attorney at law’ each have different meanings in Irish law; however they can both be translated into English as ‘notary’ or ‘attorney’.

Do I Need to Go to The Notary Public’s Office?

If you are applying for a notary’s certificate, you will need to meet with the notary public in person. The meeting should take place at the location where your documents will be signed and witnessed (this may be different than where they were originally written)

Do I Need A Solicitor If I See A Notary Public?

No. Notary Publics do not give legal advice, and cannot advise on tax, immigration or other legal matters. They can only sign documents for you if the document has been signed by the person who gave it to them in the first place (i.e., your bank).
You can ask any question about signing your will at an office of a solicitor who has been appointed under section 9 of the Law Society Act 1956 as an expert witness in signing documents provided by others; however this is not regarded as giving legal advice nor making any representations about what should be done with such documents when they have been signed correctly according to law.

Does the Notary Give Legal Advice?

A notary public is not a lawyer, and cannot give legal advice.

The notary can sign documents on behalf of the person they are witnessing or signing them for, but they are not allowed to make any alterations to the document or make decisions about its validity. They may be able to help you find out if your signature fits with other signatures on file in court, but this is not what people usually come in looking for when they visit their local notary!

Can I Get An Apostille Stamp If I Use A Notary Public?

You can get an apostille stamp, but it’s not required. This is because you don’t need to use the stamp on all documents you endorse. The stamp is only used when your client wants it or if their country requires it.
The process for getting this kind of certification varies slightly depending on where in the world you’re working and what kind of document needs certifying.

When Should I Go To The Notary Public?

When you need to sign a document:

If you’re buying or selling property, you’ll need to have the notary public’s stamp on your signature. The stamp acts as proof that it was witnessed by a witness and signed in front of them. This can be useful if there are any disputes over who owns what property later down the line (i.e., who paid for it first).

If someone else is applying for something from your bank account, then they’ll need this because without it there might not be enough proof for them to get access!

You can also use these stamps when getting married or divorced – if one party wants legal documents changing their name then this is how they’d do so without having anything official done beforehand (like getting on Facebook).
What Documents Does the Notary Public Have To Keep For 7 Years?

A notary public keeps the original document, but a lawyer is required to keep copies of all documents. The notary must also keep these documents for 7 years after the finalization of their duties as a notary public.

A lawyer, notary public, or other legal professional is required to keep documents for 7 years. This is because lawyers are considered a legal professional and therefore have a duty to maintain their records. Notaries also need to keep their notes and signatures which could be helpful if you ever needed them in court or if someone else needed access to these documents.
It is useful to know the difference between a notary public and a lawyer.

It is useful to know the difference between a notary public and a lawyer. A notary public is an officer of the court who has been appointed by the government to witness and certify documents. The notary does not give legal advice, but may be able to provide help with your legal issue if you are facing criminal charges or have been sued by someone else.

A lawyer is someone who practices law in Ireland or elsewhere in Europe; their job involves representing clients before courts or arbitrators on matters involving personal injury claims (including auto accidents), business disputes over contracts, inheritance issues in probate cases, etc… Lawyers can also draw up wills or trusts for people who are planning their estate at death time – so these types of work don’t fall under this category either!

We hope you found this article helpful and have been inspired to learn more about the notary public. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!