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How to Get a True Copy in 5 Minutes with Certified True Copy Canada
It is common these days for organizations, private persons and even the government to require certified true copies of documents. In fact, odds are that you have either had to provide a true copy recently or will need to so in the near future.
True copies are often requested as part of the key requirements for crucial applications and transactions. They are made necessary where there is a need to view important documents such as your international passport or birth certificate.
Sending a certified true copy, instead of the original, saves you from having to risk your original documents, which can be expensive and time consuming to replace.
Unfortunately, the process of getting a certified true copy itself can often be time-consuming and relatively expensive. In many cases, it will require you having to fix an appointment at a law office or a notary public. And when you finally get in for your appointment, the whole process will likely cost you in excess of $100.
But it is possible for you to get a certified true copy of your documents in 5 minutes tops. Even more, you can not only obtain the true copy in mere minutes but also get the copy for as low as $20. ( Now Free to Febraury 1, 2010)
How’s this possible? With Certified True Copy Canada of course. In this article, you’ll learn what a certified true copy is and how you can obtain the copy you need within minutes through Certified True Copy Canada.
What is a certified true copy?
At its most basic, a certified true copy is simply a copy of an original document. Don’t be tempted to think it’s just a copy though, because it is more than that.
True copies of original documents are made specially. While they start out as a copy of the original, they usually include a certificate and declaration that the copy is exactly the same as the original.
When this certification is either attached to or reflected on the copy by a stamp, it is said to be “certified as a true copy”. The certification to this effect is usually made by only persons that are authorized to do so by law. When a certified copy is being made, the certifier would usually compare the original and the copy to ensure that both documents are identical.
The purpose of having a certified true copy is to satisfy the requesting party that the documents requested exist. For instance, if you are trying to complete an application and your passport is requested, you would usually send a certified copy. This assures the organization that you do have a passport and the certification on the copy indicates that it is a true copy of the original.
It is important to note that you can only make a certified copy of a complete, original document. Usually, you cannot make certified copies of:
- A document downloaded over the internet (unless it is an original)
- A copy of a document
- An incomplete document (except for some documents such as the data page of your passport)
When do you need a certified true copy?
There are several reasons instances when you would need a certified true copy of your original documents. In some instances, it will be a government body that need to confirm that you have a document, such as a degree or will.
For example, the Financial Services Authority of Ontario requires certified true copies of certain documents for individuals that seek to obtain the Family Law Value of their pension.
Some of the documents required will include certified copies of:
- Birth certificates (for both the plan member and their spouse)
- Marriage certificate or joint declaration of period of spousal relationship
- Court order or other documents proving the end of the relationship
In other instances, a private organization or even a business partner may require certified copies of crucial trade documents such as a bill of lading.
Essentially, you need a certified copy whenever a party requires it as part of their process. Keep in mind however, that there’s no need to keep certified copies of documents around when they are not needed.
You should ideally make certified copies only when they are expressly required. Since you never know which documents you would need to certify, it hardly makes sense for you to make certified copies of every single one of your documents.
What are your options for getting a true copy?
Usually, you will have a few options for obtaining a true copy. Traditional options include going to a law office or seeing a notary public. These options can often be problematic though. Here’s why.
The process of obtaining a true copy from either notary public or law office starts with making an appointment. You would usually have to wait a day or two to confirm this. Even if you don’t have to make an appointment and can go to a walk-in office, you would typically have to travel some distance, and might still have to wait.
Certified copies from either of these offices will cost between $80 to $95. Factor in the cost of transportation down to the office and the whole process will cost you more than $100.
Clearly, this process will cost you a bit, and you will be unable to obtain the certified copy as fast as you need. But thankfully, there’s a better option that you can try for obtaining your certified true copy.
In 5 minutes or less
Get it with Certified True Copy Canada in 5 minutes or less
At Certified True Copy Canada, we developed our process to help people like you obtain certified true copy certificates with no stress and at little cost. You don’t have to pay outrageous costs for your true copies when you use our own process.
With our process, you can obtain your certificate in only a few minutes, from anywhere in the world. simply follow these steps:
- Step 1: Create a free account on the Certified True Copy Canada website. When next you have to certify a document, you will not have to create another account. You can simply log into your account and begin the process.
- Step 2: Answer a few questions regarding the document in a form that we will make available to you. This process helps us verify the document.
Step 3: Check out and pay using a credit card – Visa, MasterCard or American Express – or PayPal. Using Certified True Copy Canada, this will only cost you $17.77. After check out, your certificate will be sent to you by mail within seconds of your payment. Step 4: Download the certificate from your mail and print. Now Free! until Febraury 1, 2010.
- Step 5: Take the certificate to an authorized certifier and get it signed for free.
Follow these steps and you can certify your document in 5 minutes or less. No stress, ridiculously low fees and an easy, repeatable process.
If you have any questions about the process, you can read our FAQs here or get in touch with us. And if you want to get started creating your own certified copy.
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