A Notary’s involvement in a standard real estate transfer file includes the following services, subject to the specifics of a purchase, sale, refinance or other type of real estate conveyance:
We are required to confirm and keep a record of the existence and identity of every individual, corporation, or entity on whose behalf we conduct a financial transaction. In order to comply with our obligations, we must review original identification documents and keep copies for a minimum of 5 years. Valid identification means government issued picture identification: your Provincial Driver’s License or government issued identification; a permanent resident card or a passport. To fully satisfy the requirements, we may ask you for additional information to verify your identity.