Notarizations Guidelines





Statutory Declarations



Certified True Copies

Custodian Declaration for minors 

Travel Consent Documents


Guidelines for Notarizations

Documents Not in English/ Foreign Documents 

For the purpose of notarization, documents must be professionally translated into English by a certified translator before the document will be notarized

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For documents going out of Canada, you will be asked to sign a Waiver of Legal Advice.

Regardless of what the laws are outside of British Columbia, we require 2 pieces of valid ID in order for our notaries to notarize your documents.

Please ensure your document is compliant with the legal requirements of your document’s relevant jurisdictions, as our knowledge is limited to Canadian laws. If your document is used outside of Canada, it is your responsibility to know the specific requirements from the appropriate government or entity in the destination country of where your document is used.

What type of identification do I need to bring?

Two (2) Pieces of Valid Identification

One primary ID 

One Secondary ID  

All pieces of ID must be original and valid (unexpired). We need at least one of the identifications to bear your photograph and signature

A combined BC Driver license and BC Service Card is considered one (1) piece of ID 

Documents in English

Please fill out the document(s) before coming to the appointment 

please note for some document(s) you will be asked to sign a waiver of legal advice 

Please note regardless of laws outside British Columbia, in order for our notary to notarize the document for you, we will require 2 pieces of valid ID  



How long are notarization appointments?


Depending on the nature of the documents, notarizations are usually 10-30 minutes. 


Custodian Declaration for Minors IMM 5646E


Custodian's requirements

The Custodian must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident (PR) of CANADA. The custodian must be 19 years of age or older. Please be aware that this information does not constitute as legal advice, and we do not offer any form of legal guidance regarding custodian requirements. Please refer to the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT website or the Canadian embassy for more information in regards to custodian declaration form. 


Proof of Canadian Citizenship

One (1) of the two pieces of ID must be one of the following VALID ID:

  1. Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PR)
  2. Canadian Citizenship
  3. Canadian Passport passport
  4. Canadian Birth Certificate 
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