Toronto Certified Copy

What is a Notarized/Certified Copy?

A notarized copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been certified by a notary public to be a true and accurate copy of the original document. A notarized copy is sometimes referred to as a certified copy.

How Does a Notary Public Make a Notarized Copy?

A notary public examines the original document that is being certified/notarized and compares the original to the photocopy. The notary public must be satisfied that the photocopy is a true and accurate copy of the original. If so satisfied, the notary public will print a statement on the photocopy that certifies the photocopy to be a true and accurate copy of the original document that was presented. The notary public signs the document and embosses a notary public’s seal on the document. The notary public’s signature and seal can later be authenticated by the government for use in a jurisdiction outside of Canada.

Why Do Some Documents Need To Be Certified?

The certification of a document acts as an assurance that the photocopy is a true and accurate copy of the original. This is useful where it is impractical to provide or show the original document.

What is an Original Document?

An original document is a document that is not a copy of a document. A notary public can only certify/notarize copies of original documents and not copies of copies.

Featured Notaries Public


Toronto Notary Public

Dufferin St and Highway 401 in North York

Andrew Hardie Ballantyne
3500 Dufferin Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M3K 1N2
Canada

Close to Public Transit, Close to Subway, Free Parking, Open Daytime, Open Weekends, Wheelchair Accessible.

Toronto Notary Public

Bloor & Yonge

David Mrejen
2 Bloor St East
Suite 3500
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
Canada

Close to Public Transit, Close to Subway, Open Daytime, Open Late, Open Weekends.

Maple Notary Public

Bathurst & Rutherford

Karen Zvulony
Maple, Ontario L6A 4J4
Canada

Close to Public Transit, Curbside Notarizations, Free Parking, Open Daytime, Open Late, Open Weekends, Wheelchair Accessible.