Members of the Bermuda Bar who wish to make an application to become a Notary Public are asked to make the application directly to the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Once approved, each Barrister & Attorney is issued a Case No. and a date of enrolment. The Courts will then provide the Bar Association with the updated list of Notaries.
Given that the Order appointing Barristers and Attorneys as Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries is a separate Order from that which admits them to the Bar i.e. it is an additional relief that is granted, a non-practicing Barrister or Attorney is entitled to continue to administer oaths even if their status with the Bar Association is inactive.
Commissioners for Oaths & Notaries Public Act 1972, and Commissioners for Oaths & Notaries Public Rules 1973 apply.
Please visit www.bermudalaws.bm to download.
Amendments to Section 4 of the Commissioners of Oath Act Notary & Public Act 1972 were published in March 2015 removing the requirement for the applicant to be Bermudian Barrister & Attorney with 5 years call to the Bermuda Bar and any person entitled to practice as a Notary Public in a Commonwealth Jurisdiction.
The following link provides an up to date list of Notaries enroled and permitted to notarise documentation by the Supreme Court of Bermuda:
Roll of Notaries Public July 2018 (last update from Supreme Court July 2018)
Notary Public Supreme Court application checklist (doc to assist members of the Bar with filing the application with the Registrar)