Commissioner of Oaths Services Calgary

Helping Calgarians get their Oaths, Declarations, Affidavits & Affirmations properly administered

Legal documents are often required to have an oath, declaration or affirmation that confirms the written information is true or accurate.

And that’s when we can help you!

Instant Passport Photo also offers Commissioner of Oaths services in downtown Calgary. Commissioners of Oaths are approved by provincial legislation to administer oaths, affidavits, affirmations or declarations for documents in Alberta. These services can be used for official applications, legal matters or business transactions.

You can rest easy as we make sure your documents, declarations & oaths are properly administered.

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What you need

You will need to bring the relevant documents regarding the oath or declaration along with government issued identification.

For us to properly administer the services the following criteria must be met:

  • The person must be in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths when they are swearing or affirming to a document.
  • Proper government issued photo I.D. such as a valid driver’s license or passport must be presented as well as the completed document without the signature. The document must be signed in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths.
A Commissioner for Oaths certifies the oath, declaration, or affirmation has been properly administered by a stamp or seal. Instant Passport Photo cannot certify the documents as true or accurate. This is the responsibility of the declarant.

NOTE: We can only administer our services to documents that are in Alberta. If the document leaves the province or country, then we cannot provide our services to you. We also cannot certify any documents as the true copy. (For these, you need a Notary Public.)

Learn more about the Commissioner of Oaths

  • Professions relating to the law such as judges, police officers and political positions can act as a commissioner due to the role of their job.
  • Commissioners can only administer their services if the documents regarding the oaths or affirmations are to remain in the province or state. If the documents are outside the province or state, then you need a Notary.
  • Commissioners cannot certify documents as the true copy, while a Notary can.
  • Oath: An oath is a spoken pledge of truth of a statement to a Supreme Being or a higher power. A commissioner will ask you to swear the truthfulness of your oath during the administration process.
  • Declaration: A declaration is a written summary of statements said to be true by the declarant before signing the document.
  • Affirmation: When someone does not want to take an oath due to other reasons (usually religious), then they can take an affirmation. An affirmation has the same legal effects as an oath.
No, you must be present for them to take effect.

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