Are Notaries in Canada and the U.S. Different?
29 April 2021
Notaries instill and engrain trust through a verification process to uphold the authenticity and legitimacy of documents. They help prevent illicit activity by ensuring they are not signed under...
OMVIC Compensation Fund Form – Sworn Statement / Affidavit of Claimant
15 April 2021
What is a OMVIC Compensation Fund Form?
The Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund, referred to as the Compensation Fund, is a consumer protection program financed by Ontario's registered motor...
Can I a Transfer Ownership of a Vehicle to a Family Member with Remote Online Notarization?
1 April 2021
The quick answer is, Yes! This can be done either via a traditional in-person notary "wet seal" or via remote online notarization. Either option is permissible in Ontario.
Who can you gift your...
Your Guide to the Affidavit in Support of Claim for Custody or Access
25 March 2021
If you are seeking custody of or access to your children, you will need to fill out an Affidavit in Support of Claim for Custody or Access (Form 35.1). In it, you will answer some personal questions...
Your Guide to an Affidavit for Divorce
18 March 2021
An uncontested divorce is a court proceeding where the parties are mutually seeking a divorce. In Ontario, as part of the process, when filing a joint application, both you and your spouse must...
Quick Guide to the Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union
24 February 2021
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor certain family members (including common-law partners) to come to Canada as part of their...
What Can I Expect When I Visit a Notary Public?
18 February 2021
When visiting a Notary Public, or a Notary Pro location, one can expect a certain process to get a document notarized or commissioned. present valid identification (a valid piece of government...
Authentication & Legalization
Is a Canadian Notary Seal Recognized Outside of Canada?
5 February 2021
If you are doing business or travelling abroad and require notarized documents, it is up to you to verify their requirements. A Canadian notary seal may be recognized and accepted or you may...
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Remote Online Notarization?
4 January 2021
The Law Society of Ontario have recently changed some of its rules allowing remote online notarization. You can now meet a notary public safely and conveniently via online video to securely...