The Legal Information Clinic at McGill provides a free Commissioner of Oaths service to members of both the McGill and Montreal communities. There is always a Commissioner available during clinic hours.
Commissioners of Oaths are empowered to administer oaths. For example, this means that they can officialize an oath that a person takes before them affirming that the information contained in a certain document is true, or that a certain document is a true copy of the original. However, Commissioners of Oaths cannot certify that a document is a true copy of its original, or that its contents are true; they can only administer another person’s oath.
If you have any questions with regards to the powers and limitations of Commissions of Oaths, please contact the Registry of Commissioners of Oaths by calling 1-800-465-4949 and selecting option 4.
We invite you to communicate with the organization requiring your documents to make sure Commissioner of Oaths is the service you need.
If you believe you need the services of a notary rather than a Commissioner of Oaths, you can call 1-800-NOTAIRE.
When you come to the Legal Information Clinic at McGill to make use of its free Commissioner of Oaths service, please be sure to bring any photocopies you need, as well as a piece of valid government-issued photo ID.
REMOTE COMMISSIONER OF OATHS SERVICE DURING COVID-19
If you need to have documents commissioned, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment with a commissioner of oaths. If you are a McGill student, please use your McGill email. Please be aware of our opening hours when providing us with your availabilities.
For the appointment, you must have with you a piece of valid government-issued photo ID and electronic copies of the documents you need to have commissioned. You must also be able to use Zoom and have a working (video and sound) phone, tablet or computer camera.