Our services include:
- Notarizations/Attestations of signtures
- Affidavits for all documents required at a Public Registry within BC
- Certified true copies of documents
- Statutory declarations
- Execution/Authentications of International Documents
- Authorization of Minor Child Travel
- Proof of Identity for Travel Purposes
- Passport Application Documentation
- Insurance Loss Declarations
- Letters of Invitation for Foreign Travel
What is an Oath?
- Generally speaking, an oath is a solemn promise, either do something or that something is true. It is the way a person signifies that they are bound in conscience to act faithfully and truthfully. An oath usually includes an appeal to God, or to a sacred object, to witness the person’s words and to impose punishement if hte person does not act truthfully.
- Under the Interpretation Act, “oath” includes an affirmation, a statutory declaration or a solemn declaration made under the British Columbia Evidence AJct or the Canada Evidence Act.
What is an Affirmation?
- An affirmation is a solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true or that a person will tell the truth.
What is an Affidavit?
- An affidavit is a statement of facts made in writing, which is confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it before someone who has the authority to administer an oath or affirmation.
What is a Statutory Declaration?
- Like an affidavit, a statutory declaration is a statement of facts made in writing. The statement is verified by the solemen declaration of the person making the statement.
- Statutory declarations are required pursuant to the Canada Evidence Act and the British Columbia Evidence Act.
What is the Authentication?
- “Authentication” is a method of notarization of documents that allows foreign courts and authorities to rely on the genuineness of documents executed in Canada. Authentication in British Columbia is undertaken by both the Society of Notaries Public and the provincial Ministry of Justice. The authentication procedure depends entirely on the recipient foreign country’s rules; and as such, advice should be sought from that country’s Embassy or Consulate.