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Affidavit Drafting

Your Guide to Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Clients often ask us, "What is the difference between an affidavit and a statutory declaration?" Below is a simple explanation of the differences. NotaryPro can draft an Affidavit or Statutory...

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Remote Online Notarization

Is Remote Online Notarization Legal in Ontario and Canada? Which Provinces Allow Remote Online Notarization?

Remote online notarization has only been made possible by changes to provincial laws which have been accelerated through in part to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The Law Society of Ontario have...

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Statutory Declaration

Your Guide to the Application for Authorization and Statutory Declaration for the Parent of a Minor (IMM 0016)

As of March 1, 2021, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency have launched the Application for Authorization and Statutory Declaration for the...

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Notary Public

Quick Guide to the Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union

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...

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Notary Public

What Can I Expect When I Visit a Notary Public?

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...

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Virtual Witnessing

Do Wills Need to Be Notarized? What Is the Process to Notarize a Will for In-Person and Virtual Witnessing?

A will is a legal document that sets out your wishes on how your estate should be taken care of and distributed after your passing. It takes into effect when you have passed. You are not legally...

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Authentication & Legalization

Is a Canadian Notary Seal Recognized Outside of Canada?

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...

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Power of Attorney

Does a Power of Attorney Need to Be Notarized? Why and What is the Process?

A power of attorney (“POA”) is a legal document in which you give one or more persons the authority to make decisions on your behalf should anything should happen to you and are no longer able to...

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Notary Public

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Remote Online Notarization?

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...

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