Welcome to Notary Public in Scarborough. We are located in Scarborough, Ontario, less than 10 minutes away from Scarborough Town Centre.
The role of a Notary Public
A Notary Public is a public officer who is empowered by law to serve the public by witnessing the execution of documents, administering oaths, taking affidavits and statutory declarations.
A Notary Public verifies the identity of the individual signing the document, prior to witnessing his or her signature. As such, if there is a dispute or concern about the authenticity of the signature, having a Notary Public’s seal and signature on the document can be brought forward as evidence that the document was in fact signed by the concerned individual.
When you should see a Notary Public
Certain official documents must be signed in front of a Notary Public, for example real estate transaction documents or statutory declarations. Check your document to see if it provides specific instructions regarding witnessing of the signature. If the document must be signed in front of a Notary Public, there is usually a labelled section for the Notary Public to place his or her seal and signature.
Other documents recommend that a Notary Public witness the signature, however, it is not a mandatory requirement. Each establishment has its own specific requirements, and you will need to check directly with the establishment on what their requirements are, prior to visiting the Notary Office.
Items to bring with you when visiting the Notary Office in Scarborough
Prior to meeting with us for Notary Services, please ensure you bring the following:
1. If you have government-issued photo identification, this will suffice for the Notary Public to verify your identity. For example, you may bring your original passport, driver’s license, permanent resident card, etc.
2. If you do not have the above, then two government-issued, non-photo pieces of identification will suffice. For example, you may bring your SIN card and birth certificate.
3. In addition to identification, ensure to have unsigned copies of the documents requiring signature.
4. For certified true copies – ensure to have the original documents as well as clear photocopies.
5. Lastly, have an additional witness available if your document requires this