Let Meredith Bateman Law Office of Riverview help you complete your legal documents with our notary services.
When do I need a notary?
Notary services are often needed to complete documents that will be used or filed in another province or country. They may also be required to allow you to give an “official” copy of an important document (such as a will), while you keep the original: that is, a notarized copy. In New Brunswick all lawyers are Notaries.
What does a notary do?
Notaries are permitted to:
This work is then sealed with an official notarial seal. We must keep a complete file record of each notarial act: your identification, a copy of the document(s), and notes of what we did.
A notary provides a professional service, for which you should make an appointment. You will be charged a modest professional fee.
What is a Commissioner of Oaths?
All lawyers, and many legal support staff, are also commissioners for taking signatures on affidavits, that is, they are authorized to administer an oath. If your document needs to be sworn, and if it is for use in New Brunswick, this work can probably be done by a Commissioner of Oaths. We are required to verify your identity and keep a file record, but the fee is less than that of a notary.
What else do I need to know?
The person requiring the notary services must be present and must sign the document in front of the lawyer along with providing proper proof of his or her identity.
What kind of identification is accepted?
To perform any notary services, we require that you provide us with two pieces of identification, which we must photocopy for our records. At least one piece of your ID must have your photo on it and one must have your address. We can use:
How much do notary services cost?
Our fees include the verification of your identification, administering your oath, witnessing your signature to any documents, a notarial certificate with seal, as well as any needed photocopies of your documents.
Our Fees for Notary Services
*Please note: All fees listed do not include HST
For information on our notary services, contact Meredith Bateman Law Office today.