OPEN LATE

Open until 8PM most weeknights

Satisfied Clients

Walid Henawy
Walid Henawy
05:05 08 May 18
Great experience. We emailed Matt and Liz on a Sunday night for a notarization appointment the very next day and they were prompt to respond and very accommodating. Prices were reasonable and Matt was professional. Made the overall notarization process quick and painless. When you walk in you’ll be greeted by the very friendly and personable Lily. Would definitely go back again for any of our future needs!
Paul Raffa
Paul Raffa
01:01 04 Sep 18
Great service. Very convenient hours, open after normal work hours and on weekends, made it easy to book an appointment that fit our schedule.
Alpana Bhowmik
Alpana Bhowmik
03:51 19 Jun 18
Matt is an awesome person to work with. So far I have met him twice for Notary purpose and both the times I felt he was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Lizz is equally welcoming and very friendly and not the least there are 2 very adorable puppies.
Blair Wood
Blair Wood
15:28 10 Apr 18
We needed a travel document notarized for our daughter. Matt was knowledgeable & provided us with great, efficient service. He was very friendly & personable. Pricing was also very reasonable. We will definitely return for any future needs!
Andy Galarnyk
Andy Galarnyk
02:45 14 Jul 18
I was very please with the services provided by Matt. He was professional, helpful and and on time for our in home appointment. I would recommend their services.
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$ 29.95 / First Notarization

We have priced all of our notary public and commissioner for oath services at the highly competitive price point of $29.95 for your 1st notarization. Additional notarizations follow our volume discount schedule of $19.95 for your 2nd to 5th notarizations, $15.95 for your 6th to 10th notarizations, and $10.95 for each additional notarization. If necessary, we can also prepare a notarial certificate for your documents for rates starting at $19.95.

What is included in one notarization? A single notarization may include all of the following: (1) affixing one notarial seal and one signature to your document; (2) the administration of one oath, affirmation, or declaration relating to the document; (3) the inspection of identification for verification of identity for one person signing a document. N.B., Our notary and commissioner for oaths services do not include legal advice. If you require legal advice in connection to the notarial services we provide, please let us know as our lawyer may be able to assist you.

Price Guarantee: In the vast majority of situations the above noted fees do not vary, however if you are signing a document that requires legal advice or special certification, additional fees will apply. For example, personal guarantees, dower consents, & separation agreements are governed by statutes that require the attention of a lawyer or otherwise involve additional steps on the part of the notary to certify the document and make it legally valid and enforceable.

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Interac (email) e-transfer, and all major credit cards (3% merchant fee).

OPEN LATE

Open until 8PM most weeknights

MOBILE APPOINTMENT

We drive to you!

All fees noted below include your first notarization, additional notarizations will follow our regular fee schedule as described above.

$ 90 – 15km from our office

$ 120 – 25 km from our office
(includes Okotoks)

$ 150 – 60 km from our office
(includes Airdrie and High River)

Please note: The above distances reflect the distance from our office (in Bonavista) to your mobile location. The fees indicated include your first notarization, additional notarizations will follow our regular fee schedule. Please note the base mobile fee is non-refundable and is payable even in the event that we cannot notarize your documents. We also reserve the right to negotiate a different fee if you require service during rush hour or during bad weather events.
Walid Henawy
Walid Henawy
05:05 08 May 18
Great experience. We emailed Matt and Liz on a Sunday night for a notarization appointment the very next day and they were prompt to respond and very accommodating. Prices were reasonable and Matt was professional. Made the overall notarization process quick and painless. When you walk in you’ll be greeted by the very friendly and personable Lily. Would definitely go back again for any of our future needs!
Paul Raffa
Paul Raffa
01:01 04 Sep 18
Great service. Very convenient hours, open after normal work hours and on weekends, made it easy to book an appointment that fit our schedule.
Alpana Bhowmik
Alpana Bhowmik
03:51 19 Jun 18
Matt is an awesome person to work with. So far I have met him twice for Notary purpose and both the times I felt he was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Lizz is equally welcoming and very friendly and not the least there are 2 very adorable puppies.
Blair Wood
Blair Wood
15:28 10 Apr 18
We needed a travel document notarized for our daughter. Matt was knowledgeable & provided us with great, efficient service. He was very friendly & personable. Pricing was also very reasonable. We will definitely return for any future needs!
Andy Galarnyk
Andy Galarnyk
02:45 14 Jul 18
I was very please with the services provided by Matt. He was professional, helpful and and on time for our in home appointment. I would recommend their services.
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In-Office Appointment

Stop by our home office in the Lake Bonavista Community, conveniently located next to exits from Deerfoot Trail, Macleod Trail, and Canyon Meadows Drive at 13208 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J5J7. Call 403-278-8965 to book an appointment.

Pre-Appointment Checklist

REMEMBER TO:

  1. bring at least one piece of government issued photo identification;
  2. complete the forms/documents that are to be notarized, except where your signature is required as your signing must be done in the presence of the notary or commissioner; and
  3. if certifying true copies of original documents, please remember to bring the original documents with you to your appointment.

$ 29.95 / First Notarization

We have priced all of our notary public and commissioner for oath services at the highly competitive price point of $29.95 for your 1st notarization. Additional notarizations follow our volume discount schedule of $19.95 per your 2nd to 5th notarizations, $15.95 per your 6th to 10th notarizations, and $10.95 per 11th+ notarizations.

What is included in one notarization? A single notarization may include all of the following: (1) affixing one notarial seal and one signature to your document; (2) the administration of one oath, affirmation, or declaration relating to the document; (3) the inspection of identification for verification of identity for one person signing a document. N.B., Our notary and commissioner for oaths services do not include legal advice. If you require legal advice in connection to the notarial services we provide, please let us know as our lawyer may be able to assist you.

Price Guarantee: In the vast majority of situations our fees do not vary, however if you are signing a document that requires legal advice or special certification, additional fees will apply. For example, personal guarantees, dower consents, & out of province real estate conveyancing, are governed by statutes that require the attention of a lawyer or otherwise involve additional steps on the part of the notary to certify the document and make it legally valid.  These are all services that we can provide, although they may be subject to additional fees.

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Interac (email) e-transfer, and all major credit cards (3% merchant fee).

In-Office Appointment

Stop by our home office in the Lake Bonavista Community, conveniently located next to exits from Deerfoot Trail, Macleod Trail, and Canyon Meadows Drive at 13208 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta.

Call 403-278-8965 to book an appointment.

MOBILE APPOINTMENT

We drive to you!

All fees noted below include your first notarization, additional notarizations will follow our regular fee schedule as described above.

$ 90 – 15km from our office

$ 120 – 25 km from our office
(includes Okotoks)

$ 150 – 60 km from our office
(includes Airdrie and High River)

Please note: The above distances reflect the distance from our office (in Bonavista) to your mobile location. The fees indicated include your first notarization, additional notarizations will follow our regular fee schedule. The base mobile fee is non-refundable and is payable even in the event that we cannot notarize your documents, so it is prudent to confirm your requirements with us by phone before booking a mobile appointment. We also reserve the right to negotiate a different fee with you if you require service during rush hour or during bad weather events.

What does a notary do?

The purpose of notarization is to identify a document as trustworthy. Notaries do this in three main ways:

  1. Administering an oath, affirmation or declaration by a person swearing to the contents of the document (e.g., an affidavit or statutory declaration).
  2. Certifying the identity of a signatory to the document (e.g., Notary Acknowledgment).
  3. Certifying the validity of a copy of the document (e.g., True Copy).

When notarizing a document, the notary either certifies the identity of a signatory or certifies the validity of a copy of the document. Once satisfied that all requirements have been met on the part of the signatory, the notary affixes a seal to the document.

Can You Notarize Documents for Use Outside of Alberta?

Many Canadian provinces will accept the seal of an Alberta Notary or Commissioner, but the rules vary from province to province and ultimately depend on the specific legislation and regulations of the province in question. For example, the various evidence statutes in place in the respective provinces will set forth how notarized documents and sworn affidavits will be treated within the province in question. Usually, a Notary Public of Alberta seal will be accepted in most provinces, but this is ultimately a legal question and it is your responsibility to determine whether an Alberta notary service will satisfy the specific rules in place outside of Alberta.

As for notarizations outside of Canada, many foreign organizations in other countries require an additional layer of authentication in the form of a certificate of authentication (sometimes called “legalization”) that can be provided by a competent Canadian authority. Alberta provides such a service and more information can be found online at: https://justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/official/Pages/authentication.aspx

Can you notarize guarantees?

Yes! But please note that due to the nature of guarantees, and due to specific requirements set forth by provincial legislation (The Guarantees Acknowledgment Act), please call us for details on the fees for notarizing a guarantee. Additional fees will usually apply with for guarantees due to the additional time involved in examining the guarantor and inspecting the guarantee for legal validity.

I have lost my identification, can you still notarize my document?

Maybe. If you have lost your identification, we may still be able to assist your requirement to notarize a document provided that you are able to provide some documentation that evidences your identity (e.g., a notice of assessment issued by Canada Revenue Agency, Albert Healthcare documents, a Utility Bill, Credit card and bank statements, etc) combined with a declaration made by a close friend or relative attesting to your identity in front of the notary public. To learn whether or not we might be able to help you, please call us at 403-278-8965.

Notary Acts Requiring Special Attention

When requesting notarization of documents that by statute or widely accepted practice require the attention of a lawyer or otherwise require the notary to take additional steps outside of the usual course, additional fees will apply.

Typically such documents requiring such special attention involve the making of personal guarantees or real estate transactions (such as dower consents). Although our lawyer will not provide you with legal advice (unless you decide to retain Raketti Law for that purpose), our lawyer’s attention is still required in these kinds of situations due to the fact that it is critical that we be reasonably satisfied that you understand the consequences of your signing such documents.  With that in mind, the below fee schedule provides a set of fixed fees for the most common forms of documents that require the special attention of a lawyer. Please note that in all of these cases your appointment may take up to 30 minutes.

Personal Guarantees

$199.95 (includes lawyer meeting)

Dower Consent (or waiver) 
Please note, the spouse giving the consent must attend this meeting without his or her spouse (this is required by Alberta law)

$99.95 (meeting and certificate)

Schedule of Available Services

Notarizations

  • Notarization of Applications
  • Notarization of Authenticity Declarations
  • Notarization of Bills of Sale
  • Notarization of Birth Certificate
  • Notarization of Certificate of Identification
  • Notarization of Certified Copies
  • Notarization of Change of Name Application
  • Notarization of Consent to Travel Documents
  • Notarization of a Copy of an Existing Order
  • Notarization of Deeds
  • Notarization of Declarations
  • Notarization of Examination Application
  • Notarization of Invitation Letter
  • Notarization of Land Transfer Signings and Documents
  • Notarization of Licencing Application
  • Notarization of Marriage Certificate
  • Notarization of Law Society Membership Applications
  • Notarization of Professional Membership Applications
  • Notarization of Mortgage Documents
  • Notarization of Mortgage Signing
  • Notarization of Permanent Resident Card Application
  • Notarization of Photographs
  • Notarization of University Applications
  • Notarization of Power of Attorney
  • Notarization of Professional Applications
  • Notarization of Proof of Loss
  • Notarization of Release Signing
  • Notarization of Signatures
  • Notarization of Single Status Affidavit
  • Notarization of Statement of Live Birth
  • Notarization of Statutory Declarations
  • Notarization of Sworn Statement
  • Notarization of True Copies
  • Notarization of Waiver Execution
  • Administer Oaths and Affirmations
  • Administer Solemn Declarations
  • Administer the Taking of Affidavits
  • Certification of Government Forms
  • Certification of Signatures
  • Certify True Copy
  • Certify Birth Certificate
  • Certify Consent to Travel Documents
  • Certified Copy of Court Order
  • Certify Copy of Degree
  • Certify Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Certify Copy of Original Documents
  • Certify Copy of Powers of Attorney
  • Certify Identification Copies
  • Certify Government Forms
  • Certify Mortgage Copies
  • Certify Photographs
  • Certify Real Estate Documents
  • Preparation of Invitation Letters for Visitors’ Visas
  • Notarization of Passport Form PPTC 132 (Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor)
  • Notarization of Passport Form PPTC 203 (Declaration concerning a lost, stolen, inaccessible, damaged or found Canadian travel document)
  • Notarization of Passport Form PPTC 046
  • Notarization of Parental Consent to Travel Document or Letter
  • Notarization of International Passport Applications
  • Affirming of Declarations
  • Declaration of Transactions
  • Notarial Certificates for Declarations
  • Taking Affidavits
    • Affidavits
    • Affidavit of Execution
    • Affidavit of Identity
    • Affidavit of Service Authentication Services
  • Witnessing of Signatures
  • International Notarization (legalization and authentication for use in jurisdictions outside of Canada)
  • Certified Copy of Degree
  • Certifed Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Certifed Copy of Original Documents
  • Certified Copy of Powers of Attorney
Bonavista Notary Express Office of Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths offering the best rates across south Calgary. Address: 13208 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5J7 Phone: (403) 278-8965 Email: [email protected]    Fee Schedule: First Notarization: $ 29.95; Additional Notarizations: $19.95; Mobile Service Fee: $ 89.95+ Payment: Cash or Email Money Transfer are preferred, but will also accept Credit Card (3% transaction fee may apply) Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 8:30 pm; Fri-Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Express Notary Public by Raketti Law is owned and operated by Matthew V Raketti, Barrister and Solicitor and Notary Public
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NO SOLICITOR CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. No Solicitor-Client Relationship formed through using Bonavista Notary's notarial services. If you require legal advice in addition to notarial services, please advise us of the same.