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Why do I need an affidavit of execution for my Will or power of attorney?

Why do I need an affidavit of execution for my Will or power of attorney? An Affidavit of Execution is a notarized document which is signed by the person who witnessed your Last Will and Testament or Power of Attorney, and then notarized by a licensed lawyer and notary from the Law Society of Ontario. [...]

Ontario allows notaries to witness Wills remotely

Ontario allows lawyers and notaries to witness Wills remotely Notary Pro offers Canada's first online Will notarization service The Ontario government will now allow legal professionals such as notary publics to witness the signing of Last Will and Testaments and Powers of Attorney through online video platforms, such as the video service provided by Notary [...]

Online Notary Public Canada

Online Notary Public Canada Book Your Online Notarization Notary Pro is proud to offer Canada's first online notary public service through a secure video e-signature platform that is fast, easy and available to all Canadians. Simply upload your documents while booking an appointment with Notary Pro, and have notarized documents back in your inbox within [...]

COVID-19 & Notary Public Services

COVID-19 & Notary Public Services Book your appointment The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is a grave threat to public health. Given the in-person, face-to-face nature of notary public services, Notary Pro Canada is treating this situation with the utmost caution, as we place the health of our team and you - our clients - as the [...]

What is a Guarantor? A Guide for Canadians

What is a Guarantor? Book your appointment Have you been asked to provide a guarantor on a government document? A guarantor is a person who can verify your identity and generally confirm information stated about you which will certify that the statements made on an application / document are true. You may be asked to [...]

Why is it important to notarize my document?

Having a notary public witness a signature is a powerful risk management tool to prevent fraud and identity theft. But many clients still ask us: why do I need to have my document notarized? Or why does this government agency / organization ask for a notarized signature? The answer is fairly simple: getting an agreement […]

Identity Theft and how Notaries help prevent it

With identity theft and document fraud on the rise globally, protecting your identity is more important now than ever before. The role of the Notary Public is more important than ever. Did you know that? Only a notarized document can effectively guarantee the identity of anyone who signs a document. The Notary Public will verify […]

Travel Consent Letter for Children Traveling Abroad

Templates: Recommend Travel Consent Letter – Interactive PDF (easier to complete) Alternate Templates: Word Version – Regular PDF What is a travel consent letter? If your child will be traveling abroad alone, the Government of Canada strongly recommends that Canadian children carry a notarized consent letter. This letter is essential if they are travelling abroad […]

Certified True Copy – What is it?

There are two definitions of a certified copy: a traditional certified copy and a certified true copy. 1) A traditional certified copy is a photocopy of a document that is certified by a notary public. Most commonly, we notarize certified true copies of identity documents (ID’s and passports) and diplomas/degrees/certificates related to education credentials. 2) […]

Passport Applications & Guarantors: A Simple Guide for Canadians

Canadian Passport Application Requirements When applying for a Canadian Passport, an applicant must have their application, passport photo, and, if applicable, copies of documents confirming their identity signed by an eligible Guarantor. A notary public may commission a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor only when you do not have a qualified guarantor. If you […]