Do you have a visitor coming from a different country? If you do, it is likely they will need to apply for a visa to enter Canada. In most cases it is required to provide a letter of invitation. This letter contains details about the visitors stay, and the hosts’ personal information. It is recommended by some visa offices that the letter is notarized by a notary public. Citizens of specified countries applying for a Temporary Resident Visa to visit Canada are required to provide a letter of invitation from someone in Canada. The letter of invitation does not guarantee that a visa will be issued. To ensure that you understand the process and all the important documents are in order and notarized, call our office to book an appointment!
Archive for November 29, 2013
Buying a home isn’t as easy as it looks on TV or in movies. While you’re packing and getting ready to move into your new home, you have tons of important paper work that needs to be dealt with. In order to complete the purchase a notary public is recommended. A notary public can ensure all your legal documents are filled out and submitted by deadlines. A notary also ensures that the seller has made all the required payments. With the legal advice from a notary you can make your moving process less complicated and less stressful. For more information give us a call at 604-503-3853.
2014 is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to make a will if you don’t have one or have it reviewed if you do. A will is an important document that outlines how your assets are handled and who handles them after you die. If you die without a will, the property will be divided according to the various statutes under BC law. To save your loved ones from disputes and hassles its best to have a will which outlines all of your last wishes. If you have recently been divorced or married, it’s a good idea to update your will. The 3 main reasons to have a will are:
1)Choice of Executor- a trusted individual(s) or entity that will look after your affairs after you die
2)Distribution of Assets- as discussed above, a will allows you to distribute assets as you see fit.
3)Choice of Guardian-perhaps the most over-looked aspect of a will for young families is that a will allows you to appoint a guardian(s) for your minor children. Without a will your minor children. Without a will your minor children may end up in foster-homes while a suitable guardian is found.
To create or update your will call us to book an appointment!
It’s that time of year again! Just weeks away from the holidays! It is likely that your child may be traveling alone or with only one parent. To ensure your child’s safety and to avoid long waits and questioning, it is recommended that your child travels with a notarized travel letter. A notarized travel letter outlines that the child has permission from both parents/guardians to travel alone or with one of the parents, grandparents or family friends. As a parent it is stressful to have your child travel abroad. To relieve your stress come down to our office and we will happily prepare a travel letter for your child. For more information or to book an appointment, give us a call at 604 503 3853.
What is a power of attorney?
It is a legal document that is prepared and certified by a notary public. This powerful document indicates that you have appointed someone power of attorney and you give them the legal power to take care of legal and financial matters for you.
What matters can the attorney deal with?
Your attorney may deal with paying bills, depositing/withdrawing money from your bank account, investing your money or selling your house. Power of attorney only lets your attorney deal with financial and legal matters. It does not give your attorney the authority to make decisions about your health care.
Why would I need to make a power of attorney?
There are many reasons why one would want to create a power of attorney. One being, you may not be physically able to look after your matters due to travel or injury. Another reason may be that you are mentally unable to take care of your affairs due to illness or accident.
When should I make a power of attorney?
It is a good idea to make an enduring power of attorney to plan ahead of time, in case you become mentally incapable. If you don’t have a power of attorney and become mentally incapable your family members may have to go to court to get the legal right to manage your affairs.