Having a document notarized has come to represent many things to many people but it really boils down to one of two things - either a signature is being witnessed or a copy is being certified as having been made by the notary from an original document. We are pleased to attend upon you for these services and, for your convenience, recommend an appointment (although if you don't mind chancing it, drop-ins are welcome!)
Below you will find FAQ`s relating to our notarial services other than as related to Planning Documents, which is a separate area of our practice. If you have a general question that has not been addressed here, we encourage you to contact us. Should you require a more immediate or specific response, however, please give us a call to discuss your circumstances.
No. The person whose signature is being witnessed must appear before the notary and sign in her presence. If you have already signed, it can be signed again with the notary at your appointment.
The notary will ask to see and make a copy of your current government-issued photo ID, such as a driver`s licence, provincial ID card, recent Citizenship card, PR card, or passport.
The answer will depend upon individual circumstances but could range from being required to obtain such ID, or being asked to bring with you, in addition to the ID that you do have, other persons who have the appropriate identification to vouch for you in writing. Additonal charges would apply to a notarization under these circumstances.
There is a recommended format for such consent to be found on the Government of Canada website. While not required, notarization of the consenting parent’s signature is recommended.
This question gets harder to answer all the time. With colour printers and photocopiers, it becomes increasingly difficult to differentiate a copy from an original. We do not make certified copies of electronic documents that have merely been printed without any further need of an original signature or the application of an official mark of some kind. We do our best to assess the document but if it is unclear, we may have to decline making the certification.
No. The notary will make her own copies from your original document since that is what is being certified.