03. What To Bring
|Bring your Passport|
Photo ID is needed for:
Affidavits / Statutory Declarations / Having signature witnessed.
A Passport (from any Country recognised by the Irish Government – including Ireland) is the best form of photo ID.
For certain documents, a modern Irish Driving Licence (the plastic credit card sized one, not the older paper one) is acceptable as proof of name.
If your document is an Affidavit or Statutory Declaration then we must see you signing in person.
|Bring your entire document / documents|
While it may appear to you that you need only bring the final signature page you should actually bring the entire document. This is because your Affidavit / Statutory Declaration might refer to Exhibit(s), and if so then the front page of those Exhibits (or a cover sheet) needs to be signed by the Commissioner for Oaths at the same time as the main document.
Do not sign or write anything in the final section of the document where signatures are to be witnessed. This section should only be completed by the Commissioner for Oaths. This final section is known as the ‘Jurat’ and will typically begin with words similar to:
- SWORN/DECLARED before me…
this [blank] day of [blank]…
at [blank]… etc.
Do complete as much of your document as you can before you meet the Commissioner for Oaths. If you are unsure and need guidance, the Commissioner for Oaths will help you if he can.