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Notary Public

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If you require the services of a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths, we recommend our affiliate company, NOTARIZERS.CA, a leading notarization company in Ontario, with offices across Ontario. Our Notaries Public at NOTARIZERS.CA offer the following services to Ontario:

  • Notarization & Certification
  • Commissioning of Oaths
  • Consent to Travel
  • Letters of Invitation
  • Certified Copies
  • Passports
  • Authentication & Legalization of Documents to be used Abroad
  • Consulate / Embassy Documents

Notarization of Documents

  • Notarization of any Document by a Certified Notary Public
  • Accountants Examination Application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Change of Name Application
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons Application
  • Health Card Notarization
  • Driver’s Licence Notarization
  • Land Transfer Signatures
  • Legalization of Documents at Consulates
  • Licensing Applications
  • Medical Examination Applications
  • Membership Applications
  • Mortgage Signatures
  • Bar Exam Applications
  • Medical Exam Applications
  • Other Professional Exam Applications


  • Letters of Invitation (for purposes of obtaining a visitor’s visa to Canada)
  • Affidavits re: Transfer of Vehicle Ownership
  • Any Other Affidavit Required by Law

Consent to Travel Documents

Drafting and Notarization of Consent to Travel Document (required when a child is travelling without one or both parents)

Passports (New Applications & Lost/Stolen)

  • Oath Commissioned by a Notary Public
  • Certification of Applicant’s Photograph
  • Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor
  • Certification of Supporting Documents

  Commissioning of Oaths

  • Administering of Oaths by a Certified Commissioner of Oaths
  • Commission of Forms & Declarations
  • Commission of Licensing Applications
  • Commission of Statutory Declarations
  • Commission of Single Status Statutory Declaration

Certification of Documents

  • Certification of Copies of a Document
  • Certification of Birth Certificate
  • Certification of Signatures
  • Certification of Court Order
  • Certify Proof of Loss
  • Certification of Real Estate Documents
  • Certification of Government Forms
  • Certify Copies of Powers of Attorney
  • Certify Copies of Diplomas & Degrees
  • Certification of Marriage Certificates

Statutory Declarations

  • Statutory Declarations Confirming Identity
  • Statutory Declaration of Marital Status
  • Common Law Union Statutory Declarations
  • Statutory Declaration re: Ownership of Property
  • Lost Passport Statutory Declaration
  • Any Other Statutory Declaration Required by Law

Permanent Resident Card Applications

  • Oath Commissioned by a Notary Public
  • Certification of Applicant’s Photograph
  • Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor
  • Certification of Supporting Documents
Who is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. A Notary Public is a third-party witness to not only the signature of a document but also the fact that all parties who signed did so willingly and under their own power.

Why do we Notarize Documents?

You’ve probably had documents notarized, but did you know why? Is there really a purpose or benefit to having a document notarized? Having a Notary Public witness a signature serves as a powerful risk management tool that prevents fraud and identity theft, among others. Documents are notarized to deter fraud and to ensure they are properly executed. An impartial witness (the Notary) identifies signatories to screen out impostors and to make sure they have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.

Why is Notarization Importance?

Chief among the reasons to have certain documents notarized is that having a document notarized is a deterrent to fraud.
Notarization not only makes it more likely that signatories are who they claim they are but also is mandatory for certain agreements, such as deeds, mortgages, easements, powers of attorney and living wills.

How does a Notary Public identify a Signatory?

Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.

Is Notarization a Legal Requirement?

For most documents, Yes. Certain affidavits, deeds and powers of attorney may not be legally binding unless they are properly notarized.
With other documents, no. Private entities and individuals may require notarization to strengthen the document and to protect it from fraud.

Does Notarization Make a Document “True” or “Legal”?

No. A notarization typically means the signatory acknowledged to the Notary that he or she signed the document or vouched under oath or affirmation that the contents of the document were true.

Can a Notary Public give Legal Advice or Prepare Legal Documents?

No. A Notary is forbidden from preparing legal documents or acting as a legal advisor unless he or she has been retained as lawyer. Violators can be prosecuted for the unauthorized practice of law, so a Notary cannot answer your legal questions or provide advice about your particular document.

Can a Notary Refuse to Serve People?

Only if the Notary is uncertain of a signer’s identity, willingness, mental awareness, or has cause to suspect fraud. Notaries may not refuse service on the basis of race, religion, nationality, lifestyle, sexual orientation or any other prohibited ground or because the person is not their client or customer.

Where can I report unethical or unprofessional Notaries?

Any wrongdoing or illegal activity should be reported to law enforcement and the appropriate Notary-regulating Provincial official (typically the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General).