Notary Public and Document Review
Misasi Legal provides a variety of services including notarizing, commissioning, witnessing, and certifying documents.
Whether you need to have an oath and affirmation administered, an agreement witnessed, a signature certified, or certification of true copies of original documents, you can call on the law office of Misasi Legal.
Misasi Legal is authorized to provide Notarization Services and Commissioner of Oath Services in Ontario.
Misasi Legal can act as an official witness to the execution of contracts, the finalization of agreements and other legal documents. We also offer a wide range of drafting and document review services.
What is a Notary Public?
In Ontario, a Notary Public is an official appointed by the provincial government under the Notaries Act.
A Notary Public has the power to witness or certify and attest the execution of documents, certify and attest documents to be true copies of the originals, administer oaths or take affidavits, affirmations or declarations, and attest the oaths, affidavits, affirmations or declarations.
A Notary Public has all of the powers of a Commissioner of Oaths. Lawyers who are licensed under the Law Society Act to practice law in Ontario are designated Commissioners of Oaths, but must apply for appointment as a Notary Public.
Why is notarization required for certain documents?
Notarization ensures the authenticity of:
the signatures; and,
And Notarization confirms that:
the parties understand the nature of the document being signed; and,
the parties are not being coerced into signing.
What types of documents are a Notary Public required for?
A Notary Public is required for, among other matters:
a variety of affidavits and statutory declarations
certification of true copies of original documents such as passports, birth certificates, academic records
consent to travel letters
letters of invitation
What is a Commissioner of Oaths?
A Commissioner of Oaths is an individual who is authorized by the Province of Ontario to administer and witness the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations and declarations.
A Commissioner of Oaths only certifies that the necessary oath, affirmation or declaration has been properly carried out, but does not certify the truth of the statements in the document.
What is the difference between a Notary Public, a Commissioner of Oaths and a Lawyer?
A Lawyer can conduct the broadest scope of work. A Lawyer, who is also a Notary Public, can assist with contract management and legal review of documents and the provision of legal and business advice, as well as carrying out all of the functions of a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths. It is important to work with a Lawyer as they are trained in drafting and overseeing the execution of legal documents, and able to provide assistance on a wide range of administrative matters that may arise.
If you are looking for Notarization and Commissioner of Oaths services, or have any questions, contact us via email at email@example.com, Instagram at @misaslegal, or phone at 647-297-5007.
Notarizing of Documents
Review and explanation of all agreements, contracts, and documents.
Witnessing Agreements and Certifying Signatures
Witness, certify, and attest execution of documents.
Certifying True Copies of Original Documents
Certify and attest true copies of original documents.
Commissioning Oaths and Affidavits