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When You Need a Commissioner of Oaths in Edmonton

A fully licensed registry agent, Accu-Search Inc. also provides full services when you are looking for a local commissioner of oaths in Edmonton. Do you have documents that require that you take an oath or solemn affirmation when you sign them? A commissioner of oaths is empowered by the provincial government to administer and witness such oaths and endorse the relevant documents with their name and the expiry of their appointment. Next to the commissioner of oaths’ signature on the document, they must legibly print or stamp the words “A Commissioner for Oaths in and for Alberta”.


You need a commissioner of oaths when you sign an affidavit – a written statement of facts that you verify under oath – or a statutory declaration. A commissioner of oaths in Edmonton and all of Alberta cannot authorize documents for financial purposes such as real estate, wills, bank papers, or insurance claims. You need the services of a commissioner of oaths for these types of documents and situations that require a sworn statement:

  • Taking affirmations, declarations or acknowledgements
  • Attesting letters of invitation or travel consent letters
  • Certifying true copies of original documents

You must be prepared for your meeting with our commissioner of oaths, which includes:

  • Being present if your name is on any document being signed
  • Bringing 2 pieces of valid identification with you
  • Signing the documents in front of the commissioner of oaths
  • Bringing original copies of your documents – no faxes, printed attachments, or reproduced documents

A commissioner of oaths must perform their duties according to a code of conduct set by Alberta Justice regulations:

  • Discharge their responsibilities with integrity, courtesy and professionalism that upholds the honour and reputation of the office of commissioner for oaths
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the laws and rules governing their duties and conduct as a commissioner of oaths
  • Keep confidential information strictly secure except as needed to perform duties as a commissioner of oaths
  • To act truthfully in all duties and never commission or help prepare or deliver false, incomplete, misleading, deceptive or fraudulent documents
  • Not participate in preparing documents that appear to be issued by a court or legitimate authority but are not

Do you need to sign an affidavit or require other services offered by a commissioner of oaths in Edmonton? Please contact Accu-Search Inc.

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