Documents of Identity Required when Attending a Notary

When you are attending a notary (by appointment please!), it is essential that you bring your passport and another proof of identification, such as a driver’s licence, or utility bill, which shows your address in Ireland.

Essentially, when you attend a notary to have a document ‘notarised’, the notary must establish that you are who you say you are. If you do not have the identification documents with you, this is not possible, even if you believe that you are a readily identifiable person in the public eye.

While I would not wish to turn away Michael Fassbender should he appear at my office without documentation, the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland would haul me over the coals if I did not. Michael Fassbender, please take note!

If you require the services of a notary please contact Bernadette Parte.

About the Author
Bernadette Parte is the principal of Parte and Associates, Solicitors and Notaries, and is a contributor to the Senior Times magazine and website and is invited regularly to give talks on wills and probate.