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Notarize Marriage Documents

Plan a romantic foreign marriage with notarized "permission to marry abroad". Don't leave Canada without it or you may be stopped from getting married at all. And don’t forget your prenuptial agreement -- Axess Law drafts prenups that cover all your bases.

If you intend to marry a foreigner in their own country or hold your wedding outside Canada, get the proper documents before you go. You could be sorely disappointed or forced to delay long-awaited (or impromptu) nuptials unless you plan ahead. Virtual commissioning makes it easy.

Confirm Your Marital Status

Foreign marriage officials may require you to prove you are not already married in your own country. A Canadian government “statement in lieu of certificate of non-impediment to marriage abroad” is evidence you are single, divorced or widowed. It allows you to go through with a foreign marriage. 

You may be able to get a statement from a Canadian embassy or consulate in a foreign country. But why wait and be disappointed? Axess Law has a virtual notary public near you who can witness and sign a single status statutory declaration, verifying your identity and marital status before you depart. 

Authenticate Foreign Divorces

Foreign divorce? Axess Law has a notary public near you who can authenticate your divorce documents before you apply for a marriage licence.

Prove Your Marriage is Over

Ontario marriage licence offices require proof you are no longer married before issuing the papers you need to go through with a legal marriage. Even if you choose banns, a religious ceremony without a marriage licence, you may be asked to prove your marriage is valid.

Statutory Declarations Signed Online or In Person

Axess Law's virtual notarization Ontario services witness and e-sign statement of sole responsibility forms declaring foreign divorces or annulments. Signing verifies you and your new partner understand getting a marriage licence is no guarantee your foreign divorce or annulment will be recognized by Ontario courts. 

We Write Foreign Divorce Opinion Letters

Your marriage licence application requires a foreign divorce opinion letter only an Ontario lawyer can provide. Axess Law lawyers can prepare foreign divorce letters to accompany your application. 

Bring an original or court-certified copy of your divorce decree or annulment and, if it is in a language other than French or English, a certified translation. We will discuss your marital situation with you and draft the necessary documents to give to Service Ontario to prove your foreign marriage is over.

Change Your Name 

When you want to change your name to take your spouse's or share a hyphenated name, Axess Law's online notary can notarize statutory declaration of name change forms for you. Your application can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar General of Ontario. Unless you request otherwise, once approved, your new name will be published in The Ontario Gazette to officially announce it to the world. 

Notarize Officially Translated Documents

Service Ontario and other government offices only process documents written in English or French. Certified translations are accepted, as long as they are notarized.

If important documents you've been asked to submit are in other languages, get a certified translator from the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council or ATIO (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario) to prepare a French or English version.

Email or bring us your original documents and translation. When you need someone who can sign an affidavit in Ontario, you can trust Axess Law’s notary publics. Call ahead to make an appointment at any of our law offices near you. 

Translate Marriage Certificates

Axess Law issues certified true copies of marriage certificates translated for Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. Bring your translation to any Axess Law office. Our law offices are open on weekends and evenings for your convenience.

Prove Your Marriage is Legal

Are you accused of marriage fraud or being asked to prove you are not in a marriage of convenience? Let Axess Law's in person or online commissioner of oaths services witness statutory declaration of legal marriage forms.

Can’t Find Your Documents?

Getting an authenticated marriage certificate before you apply for social benefits may be out of the question. Making a statutory declaration of legal marriage moves your application for Old Age Security or the Canada Pension Plan forward without the hassle of waiting for marriage documents to arrive.

Settle Estates Sooner

You may even be asked to prove your marriage is legal if you are beneficiary or heir to an Ontario estate. When your marriage certificate is not easy to locate, Axess Law can witness your statutory declaration, making it possible to settle an estate earlier. 

Bring government-issued photo ID like a driver's licence to your commissioner of oaths appointment. We review your form and witness your signature before you apply, making it quicker and easier for you to access government services.

E-sign Official Documents Securely

Axess Law's virtual notarization Ontario services let you get statutory declarations notarized without leaving home. You can be assured your private information is protected when you use Axess Law's secure online notary services. You email us the documents to be notarized and we confirm your identity online. Your signature is witnessed over live video streaming and a final copy of your signed form is emailed  to you.

Find a Notary Public Toronto

Axess Law has an online notary near you when you need documents notarized in a hurry. Make day or evening appointments, 7 days a week, by dialing toll-free to 1-877-402-4207 or use our easy online booking form. Call our 647-479-0118 lawyer line to make appointments or drop in to any of our law offices, Toronto area or Ottawa, at your convenience. We have onsite parking and easy transit access.


It was a pleasure working with Patricia from Axess Law. It was my first time purchasing a home, and was very nervous about every step in the process. I called and emailed Patricia several times with the silliest questions. She answered them all promptly, and provided the best customer service I could ask for. I would recommend Axess Law and particularly Patricia to everyone.

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