Certified copies of documents are prepared for many reasons. People often need to make copies of documents so they don't have to give away the original document itself. Many organizations require certified copies of documentation as part of their application or licensing process. In all of these situations, we photocopy your document and then certify it as being a true copy of the original by placing our stamp and seal on the copy. When this is completed, the copy will be accepted a genuine by third parties, and you are able to keep the original document.
Brosgall Legal | Notary Services would be pleased to assist you complete your certified copies. Mr. Brosgall is fully qualified Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths, and Lawyer. He is licenced and insured to make certified copies. Please visit our home page for more info. If you have any questions, or if you would like to book a notary appointment, please call 604-685-ADAM . We offer same day service, and last minute walk-ins are always welcome.
A certified copy is a photocopy of an original document or record, authenticated by a notary public as a true copy of the original. The copy will have an endorsement (stamp) to indicate that it is a true copy of the original document. A certified copy simply indicates that it is a true copy of the original document. The key wording on a certified true copy stamp reads: I hereby certify that the within instrument is a true and correct copy of the original document of which it purports to be a true copy.
Examples of Documents We Often Certify as True Copies
- Copies of Original Documents
- Birth Certificates
- Identification Documents
- Diploma and Degrees
- Marriage Certificates
- Death Certificates
- Business Documents
- Corporate Records
What to Expect at your Notary Appointment
When you visit Brosgall Legal's downtown notary office to get your certified copies, you will need to bring the original documents, which we will then photocopy while you wait. We can make as many copies as you need. For the certification, we apply our certified copy stamp to the copy which certifies that the copy is a true copy of the original. We then appying our signature and notary seal. If you need colour photocopies, please make your own copies and bring them in with the original. The appointment takes about 10 minutes, and you will leave with the certified copy, as well as your original document.
Vancouver Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths, and Lawyer
Brosgall Legal's owner and principal, Adam Brosgall, is an experienced Vancouver Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths, and Lawyer. He is fully qualified, licenced, and insured to make certified and notarized copies. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email, or call 604-685-ADAM  to book an appointment. Same day service and walk-ins are welcome. Please see our Vancouver Notary home page for our other services, and we look forward to seeing you.