Neighbourhood Notary now offers online notary public and commissioner of oath services across Canada.
Instead of meeting with a notary public in person, online notarization (a.k.a. e-notarization, virtual notarization, virtual commissioning, remote notarization) offers the opportunity to notarize oaths, affidavits, statutory declarations and certain other documents from the comfort of your home using video / web conferencing technology.
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What you need to know about online notarizations.
How it works.
Ready to notarize your document online?
What You Need to Know About Online Notarization
1. Online notary services are legal.
Yes. Traditionally notary public and commissioning services have required clients to physically be in the presence of a notary public. However, due to Covid-19, the Government of Ontario has allowed notary public and commissioning services to be provided online in Ontario. Learn more here.
2. There are requirements.
3. You do not have to be in Ontario.
Subsection 45(2) of the Ontario Evidence Act provides that an affidavit sworn outside Ontario before a commissioner for taking affidavits in Ontario has the same effect as if the affidavit had been sworn in Ontario.
4. Not every document can be notarized online.
Unfortunately online notarization has its limits and not every document can be notarized online. Generally, we do not recommend online notarization for documents where the final destination is outside of Ontario.
Ultimately it is up to you to make sure the receiving organization will accept a document that is notarized online. That said, here are some documents that we regularly notarize online:
Contact us to see if we can help notarize your document online!
What are the Steps?
Step 1 - Book Your Appointment
Our online appointments are conducted by notary publics from our Markham office. To book, please click here or scroll down.
After you select your appointment day/time you must pay in order to book your appointment.
After your appointment is booked, we will send you a confirmation email with an invitation link via web conferencing (Zoom).
Step 3 - Attend Online Notary Appointment
At your online notary session, the notary will:
Step 5 - Post-Appointment
Once we receive your signed document via email, our notary will then sign to complete the notarization process.
Thereafter, the notary will:
Book an online notary appointment with us in one of three ways: (1) email, (2) telephone, or (3) online.
Please schedule an appointment below: