Warning

REMOTE NOTARIAL DEED: Since April 1st, notaries are allowed to sign a notarized document remotely. This is not compulsory and notaries are free to use this additional tool or not. Consult the steps and application procedures.
CHAMBRE DES NOTAIRES OFFICES: The Chambre des notaires continues its activities remotely. The offices are closed to clients, but services continue to be offered.  Additional delays are to be expected for search requests to the Registers of Testamentary Dispositions and Mandates and requests for certificates of quality and authenticity.

 

 
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Role of the Notary

Role of the Notary

The notary: the legal advisor for Québec families!

 
Becoming a Notary

Becoming a Notary

Being a notary is...

 
Foreign Applicants

Foreign Applicants

It is possible for a law graduate from outside Québec to apply for diploma or training equivalence by submitting an application to the Admissions Committee.

 
Origins of Notarial Practice

Origins of Notarial Practice

The history of notarial practise stretches back in time. It began nearly 1000 years ago, somewhere in Europe. The profession now exists in some 65 countries, including France, Italy and Japan.

 
History of Notarial Practice in Québec

History of Notarial Practice in Québec

Québec was first colonized by France in the early 17th century. It was not long before New France realized it would need to validate contracts and enforce the will of the parties. A few inhabitants who knew how to write started drawing up contracts for themselves and for others.

 
International Union of Notaries

International Union of Notaries

The International Union of Notaries is an international non-governmental organization created to promote, coordinate and develop the functions and activities of notaries throughout the world.

 
 

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