A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries to:
- Administer Oaths
- Attest Signatures
- Authenticate Documents
- Give Notarial Acts
- Take Affidavits
- Take Affirmations and Declarations
- Receive and make protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons.
The Code of Conduct for Notaries Public in Ireland obliges Notaries as a matter of good practice to establish the identity of all persons appearing before them to conduct notarial business.
The Notary Public will require the following forms of identity:
1. Passport or Driving Licence and 2. a Utility bill recently issued.
Further information can be found on The Faculty of Notary Public website.