Our bank has asked us to use a Notary in Alberta and not one from BC. Can you do something like this even though it's long distance?
You do need to be here in person in front of our Notary Public. We cannot do anything remotely.
We need to make certain of your identification matches you, and that you are the correct person signing and making the oath required for your document.
That being said, there should not be any restrictions to use a Notary Public in any other jurisdiction. Meaning, you should be able to use a Notary Public in BC to complete any paperwork your bank requests of you.
Notary Publics are recognized province to province (and territories) so I suggest you contact your bank and clarify this with them what or who they require.
I own a property that I inherited in Portugal. I have buyers that are ready to sign. I do have family in Portugal that are willing to act on my behalf. What do I need to do?
We create the Power of Attorney (Procuracao), have it notarized here, work with the Consulate in Vancouver for approval, and then ship it to Portugal.
Creating the Procuracao takes, on average, 3-4 days to complete. The Portuguese Consulate in Vancouver, on average, takes 2 weeks to review and approve. Shipping will vary as from Edmonton to Vancouver is usually one day, and Vancouver to Portugal may take 4-7 days.
The average cost for everything is $250.00 +/-, which includes the Procuracao, Notary Public certification, fee to the Portuguese Consulate in Vancouver, courier to Vancouver and courier to Portugal.
The above information can be emailed to us or dropped off at our office. A draft copy can be provided to you prior to your arrival for your review.
We can time it so that when it is ready to review and finalize, you are here at the same time you are signing in front of the Notary Public, so there will be only one trip to our office.
The courier will deliver it from our office. If it is intended to come back to Edmonton, we will arrange for it to arrive at our office and to call you when it returns.
A tracking link will be provided via email so you can see when it arrives in Vancouver, and when it either returns to Edmonton or arrives in Portugal.