What do You Need to Get a Document Notarized?

19 Dec 2019 Notary Public

If you need to get a document notarized, the process is fairly straightforward and simple to navigate. There are a few different things that you will need to bring with you in order to get your document notarized, and these items will vary slightly depending on what the document is. If you are in need of notarization services for any official documentation or other services, make sure that you call a certified notary public, like the ones at Sidhu & Associates, to gather the information you need about your specific request and set up an appointment.

The Notary Process

BC notaries offer many different services, and the process involved with a notarization will vary depending on the service being provided. If you are looking for real estate or conveyancing services, the process and requirements will be slightly different from if you require personal planning or estate planning services. For simple notarizations, there is a fairly straightforward process. A document is brought to the notary, and they then verify the document and the identities of those signing the document. They then watch as those individuals complete and sign the document.

What to Bring to a Notarization

If you are going to have a document notarized, there are a few things that you will need to bring with you to the office of the notary public. Some of the things that you will be required to bring include:


Government issued ID will almost always be required every time you go to the office of a notary. They will need to verify that you are who you say you are. Most people use their driver’s license or passport, but other government identification will work as long as it includes a picture of you, your name, the issuing authority, and a description of your person.

The Document Being Notarized

You will, of course, need to bring the document to be notarized with you. If you do not have the document, you will not be able to sign it in view of the notary, and the entire notarization process will be nullified.

Method of Payment

As the notary is performing a professional service for you, they will need to be paid. Notary fees are not typically very high, but they are necessary.

Other People Involved in the Documentation

If the document being signed involves other people or requires the signatures of others, it is likely that they will need to be present. Discuss this with your notary before coming into the office to avoid the need for a second appointment.

Additional Documentation

For some of the more complicated processes and documents, you might be required to bring in additional documentation, but your notary will communicate what these documents are in such situations.

If you would like to learn more answers to the question “what do you need to get a document notarized?” or to find out about any services that Sidhu & Associates offers, please contact us at 604-859-4825 or fill out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can.