Notarization of Affidavits
An affidavit is a document that contains a set of statements that must be declared and confirmed to be true. This is most commonly done in the presence of a commissioner, also known as a Commissioner of Oaths, who is authorized by the province of Ontario to witness declarations. All information presented in the oath must be truthful to the best of the applicants knowledge and ability; the information provided should not be false and should not be intended to deceive. Notary Publics are also able to declare legal documents.
A confirmation of identity of the client is also necessary before finalizing the affidavit. In order to confirm the identity, the client must bring at least one current legal document that contains the clients name, photo and signature.
Notary publics’ review the information presented in order to ensure that all the information understood and confirmed to by true. Once reviewed, notary publics witness the clients signature on the document along with a date of signage.