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Notary Services Glossary beginning with I

Brosgall Legal's glossary covers useful Apostille and Notary Public terms.
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For notarizations, one piece of primary identification and one piece of secondary identification should be produced.

Acceptable primary identification

  • Driver's Licence
  • Passport
  • BC Identification Card
  • Canadian Citizen Identification Card
  • Canada Identity Card
  • Permanent Residency Card

Acceptable secondary identification

  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Canadian Forces identification
  • Police identification
  • Foreign Affairs Canada or consular identification
  • School ID Card (Student card)
  • Bank Card (only if applicant's name is on card)
  • Credit Card (only if applicant's name is on card)
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Picture Employee ID Card
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificate
  • Social Insurance Card
  • BC CareCard
  • Native Status Card
  • Parole Certificate ID
  • Correctional Service Conditional Release Card
IMM 5409

Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union. For more information, please see our article on this form here.

Impartial Witness

An impartial witness must have no conflict of interest. This means that a Notary cannot be a 'party to the transaction' or a 'party to the instrument' and cannot have any financial or beneficial interest in the transaction, no matter how small.

Incomplete Document

An incomplete document is a document that has not been signed where a signature line is provided, or where other obvious blanks appear in the document, or that lacks a notarial certificate.

Indelible Ink

Whenever Brosgall Legal notarizes a signature or document, we use a special pigment based indelible archival pen: The Staedtler Pigment Liner pen meets ISO Standard 14145-2 which governs archival/documentary ink, is certified as an approved product by ACMI, and conforms to ASTM D-4236.

Pigment ink permanently bonds to paper fiber, and is superior to regular dye based ink in two significant ways:

  1. it is indelible and tamper proof due to it's insolubility in water, alcohol, detergent, bleach and solvents.
  2. it is waterproof, lightfast and acid free, so your signature will not fade over time.

We also use pigment ink toner in our printer cartridges for optimal security, durability, and quality. 


A written document.


The process of writing between the lines or words of an instrument, document, or contract; that which is written between the lines of a document. An interlineation results in the alteration of an instrument. Any changes/corrections made to a statutory declaration must be initialed by both the declarant and the Commissioner for Oaths.

An interlineation frequently appears in a contract that has been typed and signed. If the parties agree that a sentence is to be inserted between the lines to clarify a particular provision, the new sentence is known as an interlineation. The new content should be checked before and after the insertion, and then initialed and dated to indicate that the commissioner for oaths, or alternatively, both parties, are aware of and agree to its insertion.


Dying without a valid Will in place.

Invitation Letter

Please see Letter of Invitation for Foreign Travel, or the article we wrote called Letter of Invitation by Vancouver Notary Public.

Issuing Agency

Issuing Agency is the name of the part or arm of the government that issues an official or vital statistic document on behalf of that government; such as 'Department of Motor Vehicles', 'Secretary of State', 'Bureau of Motor Vehicles', 'Department of Vital Statistics', etc...


If 'Its' is inserted at the bottom of a contract at the signature section, this is where the authorized signatory of a corporation would insert their role/position in that corporation. For example:

ABC Corporation


By: Jane Doe

Its: President