A public notary is a person who can serve as an official witness to the execution (signatures) of contracts, agreements, and an almost limitless array of legal documents. A notary public may also certify documents to be true copies of the original. A Notary has the authority to administer declarations under oaths, affidavits, and statutory declarations. The public notary can also draft contracts, promissory notes, wills, mortgages and other legal documents. The powers of a notary public in each province or state are derived from provincial or state legislation.
In some jurisdictions, such as several Canadian Provinces, the requirements for becoming a notary public are different from Quebec.
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Certified True Copies
You may be required to provide an important document such as your identification card, passport, birth certificate, or academic records to prove some facts. In most cases a Certified True Copy will suffice.
When you need a Certified True Copy of a document, we certify a photocopy of your original document as being a true or genuine copy of the original by applying our vidimus, our stamp and our signature. The veracity of the copy is assured to persons to whom the photocopied document is later presented – the Certified True Copy of the document.
In some situations, certified true copies are required for different situations (employment, academic, and government applications):
– degrees and academic transcripts;
– vocational documents;
– copies of identity and qualification documents before issuing a licence.
– applying for a visa for another country (certified true copies of documents like your birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport)
Types of certified documents:
• Certified Copies of Original; Certified Copies
• Certification of Government Forms; Certify Government Forms
• Certification of Signatures; Certify Signatures
• Certified Copy of Court Order
• Certify Copy of Birth Certificate – Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
• Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate; Certify Copy of Marriage Certificate
• Certify Identification Copies
• Certify Consent to Travel
• Certify Copy of Forms
• Certify Copy of Diploma
Commissioner of Oaths – Commissaire à l’assermentation
The commissioners of oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation) are persons who are empowered under Quebec provincial legislation to administer and witness the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations in the taking of an affidavit for any potential legal matter. They may also administer the oath for the taking of oral testimony.
The Commissioners of oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation) do not certify the truth of the statements contained in a document; which remains the responsibility of declarants or deponents themselves, they only administer the oath or declaration in the manner prescribed by law.
Commissioners of oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation) are also empowered to witness any declaration as required under a statute. A commissioner of oaths only certifies that the required oath or affirmation or declaration has been properly administered.
The declarant’s signature can usually be confirmed through comparing the signature on a piece of identification such as a driver’s licence or passport. A Commissioner of Oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation) that is not a Notary Public may also have a limited Commission. For example, a government employee might have a Commission limited to administering oaths related to their office.
The deponent must be physically present before the commissioner of oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation). Also, the commissioner of oaths must be satisfied about the authenticity of the deponent’s or declarant’s identity and signature before he or she can sign the document themselves.
An affidavit must be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation) or a Notary Public to be valid. The deponent must sign the affidavit before a Commissioner of Oaths or a Notary Public to be valid. The Commissioner of Oaths (Commissaire à l’assermentation) or a Public Notary requires to watch the deponent signing the affidavit in front of them after the deponent confirm that the information in it is true. If the Affidavit requires exhibits, the deponent must take them with him when he will make the declaration under oath.
Types of affidavits (solemn declarations under oath)
• Affidavit of Single Status and Statutory Declaration
• Affidavit of Statutory Declarations
• Affidavit of Common Law Union Statutory Declaration Notarized
• Affidavit of Identity
• Affidavit for Commission of Licensing Applications
• Affidavit for Legalization (legalized), notarization (notarized), authentified (authentification), attestation (attested) certification (certified) of documents.
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