Are you in the need of a document notarized? Do you need a document for legal formalities but don’t know about the legal requirements? Ghai Notary should be your first choice for a Notary Public in Surrey. We will help you to understand the specific legal requirements for the required document. We will be happy to assist you. We’ll guide you through all the processes. You can visit our office directly but make sure that you bring all the documents that are required for the service you require. Let us understand the notary public in detail.

What is a notary public?

A Notary Public is an office that is recognized internationally and where you can find an officer of the law. A Notary always has a license by the Notaries and Commissioners Act. They are allowed to legally certify and attest to the validity of documents and they have the authority of execution of a legal document. The signature and seal of Notary Public make them valid. These two things are proof to judicial and other public authorities in Canada.

What should a Notary Public’s seal include?

The seal of the Notary Public should include the name of the Notary Public.

What is the commissioner of oaths?

A Commissioner of Oaths administers oaths. Besides that, he also takes, receives, and attests to affidavits, affirmations, and declarations.

But here is the important thing about the commissioner of oaths, a Notary Public can act as a Commissioner of Oaths but the opposite is not possible. It means a Commissioner of Oaths cannot act as a Notary Public.

A valid Commissioner of Oaths requires having each document that verifies him as a Commissioner of Oaths. It must include their name and the expiry date of their appointment.

When do you need a notary public?

Are you confused about the fact that when you need a document notarized or commissioned? Well, a trustworthy law firm will assist you in executing legal documents. It will help you to save your money and time. Ghai Notary will advise you on the fact that when do you need a Notary and when do you need a Commissioner of Oaths. It will help you to have any delays in completing documents and rejection of the submitted documents.


What Does a Notary Public Do?

  • A notary public is a public official appointed by a state government to help discourage fraud/cheating.
  • The notary public witnesses the signing of significant documents or certificates and validate the identity of the signer.
  • Besides that, a Notary Public also witnesses the willingness of the signer to sign the documents, along with their awareness of the contents of the document or event of signing.

These documents include:

  • Estates
  • Deeds
  • Powers of attorney
  • Affidavits
  • Licenses
  • Contracts
  • Loan documents
  • Trusts

Administers oaths and affirmations:

The notary public provides legal services that impact various institutions. Their responsibilities are:

  • To take the affidavits and statutory declarations;
  • Accepting acknowledgments of deeds and other communications
  • To Protest notes and bills of exchange
  • To Provide notice of foreign drafts.

The term “notary public” only refers to common-law notaries.

You should not confuse it with civil-law notaries. Civil-law notaries are lawyers who have passed the bar exam. In addition to that, a common-law notary is not a lawyer and he/she is forbidden from providing legal advice.

Where Can I Get Something Notarized?

Traditionally, people who need notary services used to find a notary public first and then used to travel to meet the notary personally. This process can cause huge costs, delays, and trouble to the customer. Possessing a document notarized has come to signify various things to many people. Sometimes it boils down to one of two things – either a sign is being witnessed or a document is being certified as having been created by the notary from an original document. For these purposes, you can simply find a mobile notary public near you.

Can a document be signed before meeting a Notary? 

No, it is not possible. The person whose signature is to be witnessed must present before the notary and sign in his/her presence. If someone has already signed, it needs to be signed again with the notary at your appointment.

Our notary services

Do you need a Notary Public, a Commissioner of Oaths? It completely depends on the requirements needed in your specific case. Ghai Notary Public will help you throughout the process and give you the best legal advice and services. Ghai Notary provides you

  • Notarizes letters, certificates, declarations, affirmations
  • Name Change Affidavits, Custodianship Declarations
  • Witnessing of Signatures
  • Legal Powers of Attorney
  • Land Title Documents
  • Affidavits and Statutory Declarations
  • Real estate documents
  • Contracts
  • Document Certifications

Besides that, we provide all the best notary services in Surrey to our clients and serve them with the best and expert advice without charging anything.