Having documents signed before a notary provides assurance to others that that particular person signed the document. In the modern era, when contracts are routinely entered into between parties thousands of kilometers apart, notaries perform a useful function removing some of the risk associated with such remotely executed agreements. In essence, it makes it more difficult for a party to a contract to assert that she/he did not sign the document later.
List of Acceptable Documents
Documents that require notarization cannot be done virtually as the Notary must emboss the document with the notarial seal, a process that is done in the presence of the notary.
For such documents, please call or email us first.
Global Affairs Requirements
Any documents that require authentication from Global Affairs, it must be notarized by a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths.
Team Gutsan will take care of your Authentication & Legalization needs from start to finish.
The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) has produced Statutory Declaration forms CCDC 9A (prime contractor) and CCDC 9B (subcontractor).
When is a Certified True Copy Required?
Certified copies are commonly required for academic, employment, and government applications.
A regulatory body may want certified copies of identity and qualification documents before issuing you a license.
Rather than submitting the original document, in most cases a certified true copy (or “notarized copy”), commonly referred to simply as a certified copy, will suffice.
This in many cases saves you risking your original documents which may be expensive and quite time consuming to replace.
When you need a certified true copy of an original document, a Notary Public is required in most jurisdictions (which is why it is often referred to as a notarized copy).
Gutsan will certify a photocopy of your original document as being a true copy of the original by affixing a signature, seal and statement to that effect on the copy itself.
As a result, the person to whom the photocopied document is later presented may rest assured that the paper in front of them is a genuine reproduction of the original document.
Maxim Gutsan does not include the drafting of documents or the provision of legal advice in any of his services nor should any of his services be considered a substitute for obtaining legal advice. Client's understand when choosing to engage with Maxim Gutsan, they are at no time forming Paralegal-Client relationship.