Certified True Copies
Certification of a document means verifying it to be a true (accurate) copy of an original document. Bring the originals and the photocopies. The Notary certifies a document by comparing it to the original.
Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public, Affidavits & Declarations
You may need to make an oath, affirmation or declaration before signing certain documents. Notaries public can legally administer such an oath, affirmation or declaration.
Consent to Travel Letters
A travel consent letter can prevent problems at the border by assuring foreign authorities that the child has permission to leave Canada. Multiple children can be included in one document. The consents of parents or guardians must be given in person, and identification is required. Signatures must be executed in person, in front of a notary or commissioner of oaths. The accompanying parent or guardian or adult does not need to appear.
Minor children who come to Canada to study without a parent or legal guardian must be under the custodial care of an adult while they are in Canada. Custodianship is arranged by means of a custodianship declaration, which must be signed and sealed by a notary public.
Letters of Invitation
The letter of invitation may be required by some visa offices in support of a visitor’s visa to Canada. If more than one person is signing, each person must sign in front of the Notary.
Power of Attorney
A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY is a document in which you appoint someone else to act on your behalf on matters that you specify. It can be in any language.
The Canadian Passport Application requires that you find a guarantor who has known you for at least 2 years. If you do not know an eligible guarantor you must submit a “Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor” form. A Notary is required to commission this form.
Electronic Document Certification
Where the original exists only on the Internet. Bring the website and/or email address, and a printout and/or photocopy for each of your electronic documents. We will view your electronic documents on our office`s laptop.
Notarizing/Witnessing a Signature
A Toronto Notary Services will verify the identity of the person signing the document. A document to be notarized can be for out-of-country purposes and it can be in a foreign language.
You must bring a valid Govt-issued Photo ID. The name on the ID must match the name on the document being signed.
The person whose signature is notarized must sign in front of the Notary.
Bring your witness if you can. Otherwise, we will try to provide a witness.
Once you have signed the document, the Notary will affix her or his stamp (or “seal”) to the document. The document is now notarized.
Notarizing a Will
Toronto Notary Services can assist you with executing your will. Since a Will requires two witnesses, so you must bring at least one witness with you. We can arrange for an additional witness if needed. Please note the second witness should not be an executor or a beneficiary, or the spouse of a beneficiary of the Will.
You must bring the Witness's Affidavit of Execution. We can draft it for you for $50.
Our lawyers can draft and notarize will for $290.
Authentication & Legalization
We offer two service packages
1. $240 + tax (mail-in)
This package covers all fees associated with the authentication and legalization process. It includes notarization of your document, mailing, handling & government fees. We handle the process by ourselves, you submit your document to us and receive the authenticated and legalized document by mail.
2. $190 + tax (in-person)
This package covers fees associated with the authentication process and government fees for legalization. Once the document is authenticated, we prepare a package for the legalization with the respective foreign Embassy or Consulate. As a next step, we transfer the package to you alongside instructions on how to submit your document in person at the respective foreign Embassy or Consulate. In cases like this, you are likely to receive the legalized document the same day.