Statutory Declarations Burnaby

Significance of a Statutory Declaration

A Statutory Declaration exists to meet the needs of a statute, law or regulation.  When you sign a Statutory Declaration the following words are critically placed in your document : “[that you] make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.”  In B.C, a judge, notary, justice of the peace, mayor or commissioner for taking affidavits may take your solemn declaration. You should not take the signing of a Statutory Declaration lightly even it is a routine part of your profession because you are binding your name to the document that you sign.

Identification required by the Notary

At your appointment, your legal representative will ask you for two pieces of valid government identification. You can bring a non-expired driving licence, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, or BC Services Card to the appointment. Please write your full legal name in the Statutory Declaration as shown on your identification.  Sign the declaration after the Notary has finished asking you a set of question to confirm that you understand what you are signing, the truth and significance of it.

Some Types of Statutory Declarations

Statutory Declarations are frequently requested by contractors, and persons needing ICBC declaration, “proof of life” declarations, and by students applying to colleges. Other examples of Statutory Declarations are as follows:

  • Application for Change of Name
  • Application for Brokerage Licence
  • BC Financial Services Authority
  • British Columbia Construction Association
  • Canada Post (Estate of)
  • College of Denturists of British Columbia
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
  • College of Pharmacists
  • College of Veterinarians Application for Registration
  • Consent of Parents or Legal Guardian to Marriage
  • Consent to Act as Litigation Guardian and Certificate of Fitness
  • Consumer Protection BC (The Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act)
  • Container Trucking Commissioner
  • Credit Management Corporation
  • Custodianship Declaration for Minors Studying in Canada
  • Election Not to be a Public Corporation
  • ICBC Hit and Run Declaration CL42
  • Immigration Consultants
  • In-Law Suite Permit (City of Burnaby)
  • Parent Guardian Consent for their child to attend a Community Care Facility within British Columbia
  • Pertaining to No-Contact Declaration (Adoption Act) VSA 634
  • Proof of Service of Demand Under the Personal Property Security Act (Form 5)
  • RE: Amendment of a Given Name on a Birth Record
  • RE: Correction of Error or Omission in Birth Registration VSA 412B
  • RE: Filing of An Application for Delayed Birth Registration VSA 409
  • RE: Correction of Error or Omission in Death Certificate VSA 412D
  • RE: Filing of an Application for Delayed Birth Registration
  • Income Tax Act – Residency of Individual Vendor
  • Pension Benefits Administration
  • Secondary Suite Declaration
  • Statutory Declaration of Common Law Union
  • Statutory Declaration for Building Permit Applications
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia
  • Unregistered Vehicle and Missing Signatures Declaration MV1484
  • Vehicle Disposal s. 255(7) MV2704
  • Vital Statistics VSA 607
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