In many situations you may be required to provide an important document such as your passport, birth certificate, identification card or academic records for an application or as a supporting document. Rather than submitting the original document, in most cases a Certified True Copy will suffice.
When you need a Certified True Copy of a document, a Notary Public is required in most jurisdictions. At Red Seal Notary, we certify a photocopy of your original document as being a true or genuine copy of the original by affixing a signature, seal and statement to that effect on the copy. As a result, the veracity of the copy is assured to persons to whom the photocopied document is later presented.
Certified copies are commonly required for academic, employment, and government applications. A foreign University may want certified copies of your degrees and academic transcripts. An employer may want certified copies of your vocational documents. A regulatory body may want certified copies of identity and qualification documents before issuing you a license.
Applying for a visa for another country is another common case that requires Certified True copies of documents like your passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or name change certificate if your name has changed, and if applicable, your military service record.
You may be required to submit Certified True copies of academic records and other qualifications to apply for professional or trade licenses, or post-secondary programs in Canada or abroad. This can include proof of citizenship and residence, transcripts, degrees and diplomas.
When you need a certified copy of your important paperwork, Red Seal Notary is only a click or a phone call away.