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Instead of Notary, Who will certify true copies of originals.

Instead of Notary, Who will certify true copies of originals.

Old May 8th 2003, 2:06 am
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Can
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Default Instead of Notary, Who will certify true copies of originals.

Whenever we submit our Passport Applications, they take Originals of
our Citizenship Certificates. To be on the safer side, I feel it is
better to keep a "certified true copy" of the Citizenship certificates
and other documents. Notary will charge for his services, Everyone
is sure of. Then Which Government Official is authorised to CERTIFY
TRUE COPIES of ORGINAL DOCUMENTS without any charge?
 
Old May 8th 2003, 2:20 am
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can wrote:
    >
    > Whenever we submit our Passport Applications, they take Originals of
    > our Citizenship Certificates. To be on the safer side, I feel it is
    > better to keep a "certified true copy" of the Citizenship certificates
    > and other documents. Notary will charge for his services, Everyone
    > is sure of. Then Which Government Official is authorised to CERTIFY
    > TRUE COPIES of ORGINAL DOCUMENTS without any charge?

Nobody. No Government Official is authorized to certify a document to
be a true copy of an original document, unless he has been authorized as
a notary or commissioner for oaths. Even a Provincial registrar only
certifies the documents in his control and no others.

Not all notaries or commissioners for oaths will want to charge you for
their services. I've had several lawyers notarize documents for me
for free.

And it's not always the notary declaring that it's a true copy, it's
often you declaring it to be a true copy and the notary or commissioner
for oaths stating that you made that declaration in front of them.

A True Copy of a citizenship certificate cannot be used in place of a
genuine citiizenship certificate and therefore has no value above a
plain photocopy. Taking a photocopy permits you to have the needed
references to replace the original if lost, stolen, or destroyed.
 
Old May 8th 2003, 6:34 am
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S B wrote in message news:...
    > can wrote:
    > >
    > > Whenever we submit our Passport Applications, they take Originals of
    > > our Citizenship Certificates. To be on the safer side, I feel it is
    > > better to keep a "certified true copy" of the Citizenship certificates
    > > and other documents. Notary will charge for his services, Everyone
    > > is sure of. Then Which Government Official is authorised to CERTIFY
    > > TRUE COPIES of ORGINAL DOCUMENTS without any charge?
    >
    > Nobody. No Government Official is authorized to certify a document to
    > be a true copy of an original document, unless he has been authorized as
    > a notary or commissioner for oaths. Even a Provincial registrar only
    > certifies the documents in his control and no others.
    >
    > Not all notaries or commissioners for oaths will want to charge you for
    > their services. I've had several lawyers notarize documents for me
    > for free.
    > > And it's not always the notary declaring that it's a true copy, it's
    > often you declaring it to be a true copy and the notary or commissioner
    > for oaths stating that you made that declaration in front of them.
    >
    > A True Copy of a citizenship certificate cannot be used in place of a
    > genuine citiizenship certificate and therefore has no value above a
    > plain photocopy. Taking a photocopy permits you to have the needed
    > references to replace the original if lost, stolen, or destroyed.

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REPLY TO ABOVE.
Thanks a lot. You answered my question in a clearcut & explanatory
manner, which will not only be helpful to me, but also to others.
Thanks once again.
 
Old May 8th 2003, 6:56 am
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Kurakot
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Try nearest HRDC or CCRA office....they will do it for FREE



"can" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Whenever we submit our Passport Applications, they take Originals of
    > our Citizenship Certificates. To be on the safer side, I feel it is
    > better to keep a "certified true copy" of the Citizenship certificates
    > and other documents. Notary will charge for his services, Everyone
    > is sure of. Then Which Government Official is authorised to CERTIFY
    > TRUE COPIES of ORGINAL DOCUMENTS without any charge?
 
Old May 8th 2003, 7:11 am
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kurakot wrote:
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    > Try nearest HRDC or CCRA office....they will do it for FREE

I wouldn't count on it, because it requires a commissioner for oaths and
not all the offices will have one and if they're busy, they probably
won't want to take your oath.
 
Old May 8th 2003, 9:41 am
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"kurakot" wrote in message news:...
    > Try nearest HRDC or CCRA office....they will do it for FREE
    >
    >
    >
    > "can" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Whenever we submit our Passport Applications, they take Originals of
    > > our Citizenship Certificates. To be on the safer side, I feel it is
    > > better to keep a "certified true copy" of the Citizenship certificates
    > > and other documents. Notary will charge for his services, Everyone
    > > is sure of. Then Which Government Official is authorised to CERTIFY
    > > TRUE COPIES of ORGINAL DOCUMENTS without any charge?
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kurakot's reply differs with that of the other two.
Which one I take as correct?
 

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