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What is a Guarantor? A Guide for Canadians

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...

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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...

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Are all Lawyers also Notaries?

No! Not all lawyers in Ontario are also notary publics. That is why you cannot simply walk into any old law firm and assume you can get a document notarized. Any lawyer who is in good standing...

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Will Ottawa City Hall notarize my documents?

No! Ottawa City Hall does not offer document notarization or commissioner of oaths services. You will waste your time if you ask the clerks the notarize your documents at City Hall. That's the honest...

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Who can witness a Power of Attorney? (in Ontario)

Last updated: Sept. 2020 There are specific rules and restrictions about who can witness a Power of Attorney in Ontario. Did you know that Notary Pro offers virtual witnessing services and can...

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Passport Applications & Guarantors: A Simple Guide for Canadians (PPTC 132)

Download Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor Form (PPTC132) Download the Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor form (PPTC 132) here . Canadian Passport Application Requirements When...

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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...

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Authentication & Legalization

What does “notarized” mean? What is “apostilled”?

An Ontario Notary Public’s notarial seal on a document indicates that you are saying that the facts contained in the document are true, correct, or accurate, and that the Notary has verified the...

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