I am a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and a commissioner for Affidavits in the province of Ontario. I am legally empowered to commission immigration forms, documents and letters that will be recognized by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. Such letters include letters of invitation, sponsorship letters, supporting letters, affidavits for translated documents, and other documents for the purpose of immigration. I am legally permitted to give immigration advice for a fee.
A person who is appointed as a commissioner under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act may administer oaths and take affidavits, declarations and affirmations. They can do this where permitted or required by law, and subject to any limitations specified in their appointment certificate.
An affidavit is a written statement confirmed to be true by oath or affirmation, often used as evidence in court. An oath, declaration or affirmation is a solemn pledge with legal consequences that can be made before a notary or commissioner.
1. Book an appointment in person or remotely
9 (1) Every oath and declaration shall be taken by the deponent or declarant in the physical presence of the commissioner, notary public or other person administering the oath or declaration. 2020, c. 7, Sched. 4, s. 6.
(2) Despite subsection (1), if the regulations made under this Act so provide and the conditions set out in the regulations are met, an oath or declaration may be taken by a deponent or declarant in accordance with the regulations without being in the physical presence of a commissioner, notary public or other person administering the oath or declaration. 2020, c. 7, Sched. 4, s. 6.
I may be able to commission your document remotely only if the documents are signed in my presence during an online meeting.
2. Come to your appointment with a valid means of ID showing your photo and signature
It is very important that I am able to confirm your identity and the affidavit or declaration must be signed before me.
3. Make a declaration or affirmation
The Ontario Evidence Act and the Canada Evidence Act both prescribe the following wording for solemn declarations:
“I, (name of the declarant) , solemnly declare that (state the fact or facts declared to), and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true, and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.
Declared before me (signature of commissioner) at (city or town) this (date) day of (month) , 20 (year) .”
Example of affirmation
“Do you solemnly affirm and declare that the contents of this affidavit as subscribed by you are true?”
4. Complete the Jurat
The jurat is the part of the document where you certify when and where you took the affidavit or declaration. It is usually written at the foot of the document. A common form of jurat can be seen in the below excerpt from a legal form:
Sworn (or Affirmed or Declared) before me at the (City, Town, etc.) of ………………… in the (County, Regional Municipality, etc.) of …………………, on (date).
Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
(AN IMPRINT OF MY STAMP WILL BE PLACED HERE)
Signing the jurat is the final step in the process. The affidavit or declaration is now complete.
1 (one) seal = $30 tax exclusive
Each additional seal is $10 tax exclusive
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