Notary public, commissioner for oath and Signing agent services in Calgary, Alberta based Kahane Law Office. We know that when you need these services, you often need them right away. We try to be accommodating to your schedule. Remember, authority to help with this is issued by the Alberta Government so not just anyone is able to help. Please call our main reception to set up an appointment or for more information. 403-225-8810
Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN)
While not a legal service provided as a lawyer in Alberta, we are authorized as Certifying Acceptance Agents by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide Certifying Acceptance Agent services on behalf of our Canadian Clients in order to facilitate the application process leading to the IRS issuance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). We are also able to complete and submit Form W7 on our clients’ behalf. We also complete ITIN renewals. The ITIN is a number utilized when someone, other than an American taxpayer, needs to file tax related documents.
ITINs are necessary when a Canadian who is not eligible for a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) is required to have an ITIN for tax purposes, i.e., has to file a U.S. tax return or is subject to a U.S. withholding tax.
Clients who are completing transactions in foreign jurisdictions and are unable to attend in that jurisdiction, or would prefer to not travel to that jurisdiction, may execute (sign) any documents for that transaction at our office. We certify that we have collected proper identification and can courier all paperwork to the province or country that you require. We offer same day appointments where needed. Each of our lawyers is a notary public. As they will meet with you, it is useful as most foreign jurisdictions recognize the notary seal as one of assurance. Our signing agent services are available for out of city, province and country required signings.
Child Travel Letters
Parents who contemplate traveling out of the country with their child(ren) without their spouse (without regard to their legal marital status) should have a Child Travel Letter signed and notarized to avoid delays and problems at border crossings and customs both at the Canadian and foreign borders. These letters also allow the parent traveling with the child(ren) to make emergency medical decisions if required. We offer same day appointments where needed. These letters help avoid delays, detention and missed flights. Learn more about Child travel letters here.
We can act as a Notary Public to have you swear affidavits or statutory declarations on documents that you bring to your office. Where needed, we can also draft the documents that require notarizing for you. We offer same day appointments where needed. While a notary public can notarize documents for paperwork required in any country, we cannot give legal advise or direction relating to documents destined outside Alberta. Please note that while a notary public can notarize personal guarantees, if you require a personal guarantee this appointment takes more time than just a notary.
Please note that when we act solely as a notary public, commissioner for oaths or signing agent, we do not give legal advice or direction as these are additional services outside the scope of these services.
We notarize documents or make a certified true copy on a walk in or same day basis. People sometimes refer to this as document verification or certification. For example, we often provide this service related to employment, education, or simply identity requirement. This service is by appointment or drop-in. Either way, the choice is yours. Learn more about a certified true copy here.
Identification Verification Legal Services
Identification verification is usually used in the context of verifying your ID for profession standards exams. Learn more about the ID verification process and how we can help right away. People need this service for a variety of reasons. For example, most often used for doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, dentists, etc. However, if you are not sure, please call and we can let you know if we can help.
Independent Legal Advice
Understanding your rights is a key element to protecting yourself. Some businesses require people to attend with a lawyer to ensure you understand what obligations, rights, responsibilities or the loss of the above you agree to in an agreement. We refer to this requirement as independent legal advice (ILA). This lets someone know that you met with a lawyer and learned your rights and obligations a particular situation or around a specific contract. This ensures that you cannot claim that you were not aware of what you were signing. Learn more about our independent legal advice services here.
Other Legal Services In Calgary
Lastly, people often lack clarity on the specific service that they need. We help clarify for you. If you require anything else, please call and we are happy to help provide legal services as needed. With a brief description of your situation, we help you to understand what service is needed. We also have a variety of legal services and issues on our YouTube channel.
Notary vs Commissioner vs Lawyer
People often misunderstand the difference between a lawyer, notary and a commissioner for oaths. In Alberta all lawyers are also a notary public. The same is true for students-at-law. The province also authorizes notaries. Someone, with only notary certification, may not practice law or give legal advice, only the tasks allowed for notaries. A notary is authorized to do more things than a commissioner so that they may always commission a document, whereas a commissioner may not perform all the aspects that a notary may. The ability to complete independent legal advice or a personal guarantee only rests with a lawyer.
Finding A Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths Or Signing Agent In Calgary
To schedule an appointment with one of our notaries or commissioners, please contact our experienced team at Kahane Law Office. We also offer walk-in or while-you-wait service. First, we will need to know the nature of the agreement as our lawyers specialize in different aspects of law. We also offer all these service with Spanish speaking lawyers. We can be reached toll-free at 1-877-225-8817 (or403-225-8810 locally in Calgary, Alberta), or email us directly here.
Connecting With Kahane Law Office For Legal Services
For an appointment or just to better understand the services you need, please email us for the fastest response. As a full service law firm, we assist with the above and all legal services people usually require. Email allows us to provide you with detailed information. Just give us a brief description of your situation and / or the legal services you need. We do the rest. Email us at this email address. However, feel free to call. We love helping people. For our Calgary, Alberta office (helping in Calgary and surrounding communities) call us at (403) 225-8810.