A Notary Public administers oaths, signs affidavits, serves as an official witness to the signing of documents and certifies documents to be true copies of the original.
In order for a Notary Public to notarize your signature, you will need to sign your document in their presence. Therefore, please ensure that your document has not been signed before meeting with a North York Notary Public.
We can notarize your documents for you; please bring government-issued identification bearing your signature when having your document notarized in order for us to verify your signature.
COMMISSIONER OF OATHS
A Commissioner for Taking Oaths may take affidavits, and administer other legal oaths, affirmations or declarations within or outside Ontario.
In order for a Commissioner for Taking Oaths to commission an oath, it is necessary to sign your document in their presence. Therefore, please ensure that your document has not been signed before meeting with a Commissioner.
We can commission your Statutory Declaration/Affidavit for you; please bring government-issued identification bearing your signature when having your document commissioned.
CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES
When working on various applications, you'll be required to submit supporting documentation such as a passport, birth certificate, driver's licence, or academic record. In these cases, instead of submitting the original document, a certified true copy of the document will be adequate.
As a Notary Public is usually required to certify a document as a true copy, we can photocopy and certify your photocopied document as a true copy of your genuine document.
AFFIDAVIT DRAFTING + Exhibits
An affidavit is a legal document containing a series of statements that are sworn or affirmed under oath as being true. Affidavits need to be taken to a lawyer or Commissioner of Oaths (or in some cases, a notary) to have that person witness their signature on the affidavit.
We can aid in drafting affidavits and witnessing your signature on the affidavit.
LETTER OF INVITATION (VISITOR'S VISA)
At times, when someone applies for a visa to visit Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada requires a letter of invitation from someone in Canada. This letter is written on behalf of the Canadian resident who wishes to invite the person to apply for a visitor visa.
Once your letter is drafted and notarized, the individual you're inviting to Canada must include the original letter in their visa application. A letter of invitation does not guarantee that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will issue a visa.
We can draft and notarize letters of invitation to Canada for you on demand.
A statutory declaration is a statement of fact that is written and signed in the presence of a solicitor, notary public, justice of the peace, or commissioner for oaths.
While many statutory declarations are in standard form, there are situations where you'll need to draft the declaration. We can aid in drafting statutory declarations and witnessing your signature on the declaration.