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All lawyers that have been called to the bar are able to commission oaths and to swear affidavits.  Notary Publics are also empowered by statute to commission oaths and swear affidavits.  The added benefit of having a notary commission your oath is that he/she will affix their seal, which makes your document appear more official. 

Some documents, such as affidavits and statutory declarations, require that a Commissioner of Oaths administer an oath to the deponent (the person swearing that the contents of the document is true). A Commissioner of Oaths must verify the identity of the deponent and satisfy himself or herself of the genuineness of the signature of the deponent and will then administer an oath or solemn affirmation.

Please Note: A Commissioner of Oaths does not certify that the statement being made is true. Rather a Commissioner of Oaths only certifies that an oath has been administered properly.  It is a criminal offence to swear a false affidavit.

FEES

$19.50 + GST for the first oath commissioned by a Notary Public

$10.00 + GST for each subsequent oath

(If you are unable to attend personally, please inquire about my availability to travel to your area.  No additional charge for reasonable travel) 

 

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