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Notary Public

Notary Public for Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

Caroline Browne was appointed as Notary Public by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland in 2011. She is a member of the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland, commissioned for life, and is appointed as a Notary for the following areas:

  • Limerick
  • Clare
  • Tipperary

Notary or Notary Public is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with foreign or international business.

WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF A NOTARY?

A Notary Public is empowered to do the following:

  • Administer Oaths
  • Attest and verifying signatures to documents
  • Authenticate public and private documents
  • Give notarial acts
  • Take affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)
  • Take affirmations and declarations
  • Receive and make protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons such as bills of exchange, promissory notes and ship protests
  • Draw up powers of attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public

When required we can also arrange to Apostille documents with the Department of Foreign Affairs. An Apostille involves the addition of a certificate by the Department of Foreign Affairs certifying the country of origin of the document and the identity and capacity in which the document has been signed.

The Notary’s official acts are executed under her official seal and signature .The acts of Notaries Public have worldwide recognition.

WHEN AM I LIKELY TO NEED THE SERVICES OF A NOTARY PUBLIC?

A person is most likely to need the services of a notary when they need to send documents to a foreign jurisdiction such as:

  • Foreign adoption papers
  • Powers of Attorney, for example, if you are in the process of purchasing or selling a property overseas you may need to give the solicitor/lawyer acting for you abroad a power of attorney to deal with the transaction on your behalf. Such a power of attorney may need to be signed by you in front of a Notary Public and the Notary Public will confirm your name and identity before signing and sealing the document and ensuring that it complies with the requirements of the country concerned
  • Affidavits for use in foreign courts
  • Copies of State documents for use abroad

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Contact Caroline Browne:

YOUR APPOINTMENT

Your personal attendance at that appointment with Caroline Browne is absolutely essential. Otherwise she will not be in a position to assist you with the transaction.

When you attend the appointment you must bring with you the following documents:

If you are an individual:- 

  1. Your original passport or Driving Licence.
  2. A utility bill not more than 3 months old showing your name and current address.

If you represent a company:-

  1. All documents required for an individual as set out above and also
  2. Authority to represent the company by way of Company Minutes or Company Resolution
  3. A copy of the up to date Memorandum and Articles of Association

You may also be asked to bring with you other documents, for example if the Notary Public is to certify documents it will be necessary to bring the original of the documents. You should also bring with you all relevant papers from whoever has asked you to have a document notarised.

FEES

How much the fees will be in respect of a matter will depend upon how much time the Notary will have to spend on it and the transactions and the documents that need to be notarised.

You will be informed of fees from the outset together with any additional costs that will need to be discharged on your behalf.


HAVE A QUESTION OR NEED MORE INFORMATION?

tel: 061 599 033 email: info@bmsolicitors.ie visit us: 64 O'Connell Street, Limerick Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm. Saturdays by Appointment

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