Notarising a BEN2 FORM – Declaration as to verification of identity

What is a BEN2 FORM? In Ireland, the Registry of Beneficial Ownership has introduced a new requirement for individuals who are beneficial owners in Irish companies. Now, if the beneficial owner does not have an Irish Personal Public Service Number (PPSN), they must apply for an RBO Transaction Number, by means of completing and signing […]

Alive & kicking

As notaries, we get some extraordinary requests: for example, a client comes to the office and ask us to verify he or she is still alive!  The document required may be called ‘proof of life’ or ‘certificate of life’ or ‘declaration of existence’.  The most frequent reason for needing this service is in order to […]

What is a Notary?

You most likely have never heard of a Notary. Despite being the third and oldest branch of the legal profession, it’s a role which often goes under the radar. In this blog post, I’ll be giving you a quick overview on who we are and what we do. Firstly, it’s important to note that there […]

Notarised documents for taking pets abroad

Pets Legalisation Service For your pet to travel to the UK without the need for quarantine, insure they have the correct identification documents, vaccinations and treatments. Changes to the pet travel scheme came into effect on 29 December 2014, with a new pet travel Regulation. LINK TO GOV.UK – + Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret […]

What’s in a word, certify, notarise, apostille, legalise…

Legal speak isn’t the easiest language to understand, and we often get clients confused about certain terms. Today, I’ll be looking at some of the most perplexing terms that you’re likely to encounter when visiting a notary. TO CERTIFY…  To certify, is to attest or confirm in a formal statement.  When doing business in the […]