Who can notarize or certify my Citizenship document?

The Canadian government maintains a list of professionals able to provide certification or notarization of documents. Please contact one of the following professionals to notarize or certify your documents:

  • Notary public
  • Lawyer, Attorney-at-Law
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Designated official at a Canadian Embassy or Consulate or a designated official at an American or British Embassy or Consulate or High Commission
  • Medical doctor or dentist currently licensed in Canada
  • Police officer in Canada: municipal, provincial, or federal (RCMP)
  • Justice of the Peace, Judge, Magistrate or Mayor, in Canada
  • Professional accountant who is a member of the Association of Practicing Accountants (APA) (United Kingdom); or one of the following professionals: Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified - General Accountant (CGA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Public Accountant (PA), Registered Public Accountant (RPA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of Parliament (MP); Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)(Ontario); Member of National Assembly (MNA)(Quebec); Member of House of Assembly (MHA)(Newfoundland and Labrador); Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)(all other provinces and territories)
  • Funeral director in Canada
  • Pharmacist in Canada
  • Veterinarian in Canada
  • Professional engineer in Canada
  • Municipal clerk at a City Hall in Canada
  • Minister of religion in Canada
  • Social worker: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) in Canada

Note: This person cannot be a family member. Most professionals will prepare the document according to their professional practice. In all other cases, the professional must see the original document, make a photocopy of the original document, compare the original document to the photocopy, and print the following on the photocopy: “I certify this to be a true copy of the original document.” The professional must write on the photocopy the name of the original document, the date of certification, his or her name, and his or her official position or title. This person must also sign the photocopy. Applicants should not sign anywhere on the photocopy of the document.



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