An acceptable witness is a commissioner for oaths, a notary public or a designated professional.
A notary public can usually be found in a law office.
A commissioner for oaths may be found in the offices of:
- real estate agents or general insurance agents
- professional accountants
- rural post offices
- municipal offices
- high school principals
- police officers
A designated professional would include one of the following
- dentist/medical doctor/chiropractor/optometrist/psychologist
- minister of religion
- principal or vice-principal
- teacher or professor/instructor
- senior administrator at a community college or university
- judge/magistrate/police officer/RCMP officer
- justice of the peace
- professional accountant
- signing officer or manager at a bank, credit union, trust company, or other financial institution
- social worker
- chief of a First Nations band
- funeral director
- nurse practitioner/registered nurse
- member of parliament
- member of a legislative assembly
- municipal official
- professional engineer
In order to verify your identification, the witness must:
- Examine the original identification.
- Ensure the original identification matches the photocopy.
- Sign and date the photocopy page.
Provide his or her contact information (please print) including:
- occupation or designation
- place of employment
- work address and a daytime telephone number
- the commission expiry date (if you are a commissioner of oaths)
The sample below demonstrates how to submit verified identification.
Preparing your identification page for upload
Option 1 - Scan the document using a scanner
Option 2 - Take a picture using your camera or cell phone
Ensure document is readable
File cannot be password protected
Both pieces of identification must appear on a single document; uploads are limited to one page.
The following file formats will be accepted: *.gif; *.jpeg; *.jpg; *.pdf; *.png
File size is limited to a maximum of 5MB