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NOTARY OFFICES: Essential services does not mean that it is mandatory for notary offices to remain open, it allows it. Consult the strict standards to protect the public.
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. Thank you for your patience as delays due to the implementation of the solution in the notaries’ offices may occur. Consult the steps and application procedures.
CHAMBRE DES NOTAIRES OFFICES: The Chamber's offices are open, but due to the circumstances related to the coronavirus some services are offered remotely. Additional delays apply for requests for searches in Registers of Testamentary Dispositions and Mandates, as well as for requests for a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity. However, the analysis of all new applications for financial assistance is suspended until further notice.

 

 
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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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