8 March 2020
By Bryan Smyth
Having a legal document signed (technically known as having your signature witnessed) can be something of a hassle. You may find yourself going about your normal life when suddenly you receive some document which needs your signature witnessed by a “Commissioner for Oaths“. You will probably Google “Commissioner for Oaths” to see what it is! Indeed, if you are reading this article you may have Googled that term, so welcome!
If you are employed then you are probably tied up during the daytime 9am to 5pm. Taking time off work eats into your valuable Annual Leave balance, and can be difficult in many workplaces.
CommissionerForOaths.ie has the solution. It’s a useful service operated by well-known Cork businessman David O’Sullivan who is long-standing Commissioner for Oaths.
He can witness the signing of a range of legal documents for use in Ireland, including Statutory Declarations, Affidavits, and create Certified/true copies. He specialises in a travelling service which operates in the evenings, and travels to you everywhere in Cork City or suburbs. Now, David O’Sullivan has expanded into witnessing the signing of documents for many English speaking countries beyond Ireland.
David O’Sullivan has recently been appointed as a “Commissioner of Deeds” for the State of New Hampshire, USA. This means he can sign documents destined for that particular East Coast state. Such documents would not need an Apostille. This would allow customers to avoid the added time, hassle, and cost of having an Apostille affixed after signing.
David O’Sullivan can sign documents for most parts of Canada. He is a “Commissioner for Oaths” for Saskatchewan, and can also sign documents for most other parts of Canada.
Examples of areas covered by the service in Cork City and suburbs are:
Cork City Centre, Ballincollig, Ballinlough, Ballintemple, Ballyvolane, Bishopstown, Blackpool, Blackrock, Carrigrohane Road, Carrigaline, Ringaskiddy, Crosshaven, Currabinny, Fountainstown, Myrtleville, Minane Bridge, Robert’s Cove, Fota, CIT / Cork Institute of Technology, Cork College of Commerce, City Gate Mahon, City Park Mahon, Mahon Point, Dillon’s Cross, Donnybrook, Castletreasure, Douglas, Whites Cross, Dublin Hill, Dublin Pike, Kerry Pike, Frankfield, Glanmire, Grange, Douglas, Glasheen, Glounthane, Grange, Knockraha, Waterfall, Ballinora, Little Island, Mahon, Model Farm Road, Maryborough Hill, Wellington Road, Montenotte, Monkstown, Ovens, Passage West, Riverstown, Rochestown, Shanakiel, Silversprings, St Lukes, Sunday’s Well, Tivoli, Togher, Turners Cross, UCC / University College Cork, The Lough, Victoria Cross, Dennehy’s Cross, Western Road, Wilton, Kinsale, Dunderrow, Oysterhaven, Summer Cove, Belgooly, Riverstick, Fivemilebridge, Minane Bridge, Tracton, Nohoval, Cork Airport, Ringaskiddy, Midleton, Ballinhassig, Halfway, Innishannon (sometimes misspelled as Inishannon), Crossbarry, Cork side of Bandon, Fairhill, Farranree, Gurranabraher, Hollyhill, and many more.
The CommissionerForOaths.ie service will also travel further into County Cork if required. Example of areas covered in County Cork (beyond the City and suburbs) are:
Clonakilty, Inchydoney, Bandon, Macroom, Ballyvourney, Whitechurch, Fermoy, Cloyne, Shanagarry, Ballycotton, Killeagh, and many more.
How to contact the Cork Commissioner for Oaths
Cork Commissioner for Oaths David O’Sullivan can be contacted by email, phone, text message and even WhatsApp. Speaking to TheCork.ie David O’Sullivan said “I have found that WhatsApp, in particular, to be a very useful means of communication for many customers. If needs be it allows customers to quickly send a picture of their document so I can confirm whether or not I can witness it.”