Our Notary Services
A notary is a person authorized to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents.
An affidavit is a document containing a statement or statements that someone – the deponent – swears to be true to the best of their knowledge.
Authentication & Legalization
Documents notarized in Canada for use abroad must go through a process of “authentication” and “legalization” in order to be valid in the foreign jurisdiction.
Not all legal documents need to be witnessed, but if you have a legal document, such as a mortgage or other type of contract, a witnessing signature will provide evidentiary support in case there’s a dispute about who signed. Generally, a witness must be a disinterested third party, including an attorney or a notary public.
Consent to travel
As a result of concern for the safety of children, most governments – including Canada’s – now possess special requirements with regard to the travel of children under the age of majority, typically 18 years of age, should such travel be undertaken without both parents.
A statutory declaration is a written summary of facts which the declarant solemnly states to be true before signing. A statutory declaration is not sworn; rather, it is affirmed to be true and must be witnessed by a notary public.
Letters of Invitation
In some instances, foreign nationals intent on visiting Canada must present a notarized letter of invitation from a Canadian citizen or resident to Canadian embassy, high commission or consular officers in the foreign country.
Certified True Copies
It is sometimes necessary to obtain and use copies of a document rather than the actual document itself.
Commissioner of Oaths
Commissioners of Oaths are persons provincially empowered to administer and witness the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations in the taking of an affidavit for any legal matter.
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