Find a Notary in Vancouver – Here’s Why

November 22, 2016 | Published by

You don’t have to go far to find a notary in Vancouver.

At Vancouver Downtown Notary, we offer a full range of notary public and legal services at an accessible location. We’re a four-minute walk away from the Waterfront Canada Line station, just across from Passport Canada.

This makes it easy for you to run all your errands at once – especially if you didn’t know you needed to do them. For example, renewing your passport or drafting a will are tasks that you wouldn’t count as “urgent tasks” – but you can and should plan these documents in advance.

Here’s why.

Is Your Passport Expired? It May Very Well Be.

If you are planning a trip abroad, be sure to know the travel laws associated with the country you’re visiting. Some locations – such as Thailand or Indonesia – require six months remaining on your passport before you’re allowed to enter the country.

By the time you realize that you need a new passport, it may already be too late.

If you want to be absolutely sure that your passport is good for travel in the near future, we recommend that you renew your passport even if you don’t have travel plans.

It takes roughly 4 weeks for a passport to be renewed via a mailed-in application, and 24 hours if the application is submitted at the passport office. You’ll need references and guarantors for passport applications, and if you don’t know any eligible individuals, you will need to draft a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (aka. form PPTC 132).

The form will need to be signed by a lawyer or notary public in advance.

Make Sure you Have a Will and Power of Attorney in Place

Speaking with your notary public about making a will is an important part of planning for your family’s future. If you pass away without a will, it could be a great deal more difficult for your family to manage your estate.

Scheduling an appointment will only take minutes out of your day, and our notary public and lawyers will be able to help you through the rest.

Like a will, a power of attorney is also a very important document to have in place, even if it isn’t a necessary right at this very moment.” If you require someone else to manage your property or finances on your behalf, now or at some time in the future, a power of attorney is essential. It is also important to know that a power of attorney and can only be signed while you are mentally capable of entering into a contract.

If you want to make sure that another person can make medical decisions for you, a power of attorney will not be sufficient, and you will require a representation agreement. There are some key differences between a representation agreement and power of attorney, and if you’re ever at a loss as to what you need, our lawyers and notaries public are at your service.

Find An Accessible Notary In Vancouver

For notarizations and legal services alike, our goal is to provide you with affordable, accessible and efficient services.

At Vancouver Downtown Notary, we are open for same-day appointments. Just give us a call at (778) 819-8553, or simply walk to our notary office in the heart of downtown Vancouver:

Vancouver Downtown Notary
700-838 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 0A6

Making a will, drafting a power of attorney or even getting a form notarized will require you to find a notary in Vancouver. Contact our notary office today for same-day notarizations, advice and more.