How can I have my official documents legalized in Alberta? Authentication and Legalization

Requests to have documents authenticated in Alberta may be forwarded to the Official Documents and Appointments branch of Alberta Justice, room 111, Bowker Building, 9833 – 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2E8. Requests are also handled in person on a first-come, first-served basis. For authentication the following will be required: the document — signed, sealed and…

Affidavit of Execution

One of our most frequently asked questions for wills is  “am I required to have my document signed by a lawyer or notary to make it legal?”. Most recently by a Pharmacist named Min.  The answer is no. A WILL is made legal by signing it in the presence of two witnesses who cannot be beneficiaries named in the Will.…

What forms does a contractor require?

statutory declaration of progress payment distribution by contractor contractors-final-release-and-waiver-of-lien On a typical construction project, a general contractor is hired by the owner to build the project. Subcontractors are then hired to complete various portions of the work. These subcontractors may in turn engage sub-subcontractors and suppliers. This type of arrangement is often referred to as the construction pyramid.…

What is a commissioner of oaths?

Commissioners for oaths have the power to administer oaths required by legislation or regulation. In addition to the persons authorized by the Minister of Justice to act as a commissioner for oaths, the following, by virtue of their status, may receive oaths: court clerks and deputy clerks; lawyers; notaries; mayors, clerks and secretary-treasurers in all…

What is an affidavit?

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant’s signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner…