What does it mean to “notarize” a document?
When you submit insurance loss declarations or prepare various declarations or sworn statements for court, for example, there is a step in the process that requires a number of documents to be witnesses by a Notary (or “notarized”). Notarization is a fraud-deterrent process that helps to ensure a document is authentic and ultimately can be trusted. These documents may be relating to a private matter or related to the Provincial Government or international matter. Above all, the process ensures that a document is real, that the signature is valid, and that the signer has been identified and is acting with their own will and intention.