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What is a Notary Public
A Notary Public is a person who is authorized to:
Take affidavits and administer oaths, declarations, and affirmations,
Witness, certify, and attest the execution of a document, and
Certify and attest documents to be true copies of the original.
Further, all lawyers and paralegals registered with the Law Society of Ontario are Notary Public.
To be specific, if you need one of the following documents, you will need a Notary Public:
Certified true copy of the original document,
Letter of Invitation (for immigration),
Name change application,
Proof of lost passport, ID, or other document,
Witnessing a signature.
Please note that we don't do Power of Attorney and wills.
What do we do as Toronto Notary Public
If you need one of the above documents, depending on the nature of your need, we can
Certify a true copy of the original document,
Witness a signature,
Take your affidavit and administer your oaths or declarations,
Notarize other documents, or
If you want us to draft an affidavit, please give us instructions.
On the other hand, we won’t complete, draft, or review your other documents. This means you are responsible for the accuracy of your documents.
How to book our Toronto Notary Public service?
Firstly, you may book an appointment on our
website. However, please feel free to contact us by visiting our
Contact page when you have any questions.
Secondly, after you have booked an appointment, we will advise you on how to prepare for your appointment.
Further, if you need us to draft an affidavit, you should give us instructions as soon as possible so that we can draft it before our appointment.
Thirdly, you attend the appointment either on Zoom or in person. In most cases, we should be able to complete it within 15 minutes.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can simply let us know.
Remote commissioning and notarizing
Generally speaking, commissioning and notarizing must be conducted in person. This means that you need to physically appear before the Notary Public.
However, the rules have changed because of COVID-19.
Currently, we can take affidavits and administer oaths remotely. However, if you need us to notarize a document or witness a signature, it has to be done in person.
Last but not least, if you choose remote commissioning, you are responsible to ensure the recipient accepts the document.
Firstly, we do not provide legal advice related to notarizing or commissioning.
Secondly, If you require legal advice, you may retain us separately. We can only help you when it is within our scope of practice.
To learn more about our services, please visit our Service page.