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  Do all the supporting documents have to go through notary public. For instance, the documents proving legal entry and duration of stay in US, company offer letter and etc.

could anyone of you please kindly tell me what kinds of documents have to go through notary public and what kinds of documents for which plain photocopies will be fine.

Thanks so much for the help!

Kevin

[27-10-2004,18:05]
Kevin
(in reply to: Document Help)
No where did I see on any of the documents, guides or even operating manuals for the CIC that anything other than translated documents need notarization. The background checks (as I´ve read on the CIC overseas operating manual site at http://www.cic.gc.ca/manuals-guides/english/op/index.html) generally are meant to verify that the documents are in fact genuine and that the facts stated on the application forms are true. That in addition to security background checks.

So whoever has started this rumour - would you please cease and desist. :-)

[27-10-2004,18:32]
wondering
(in reply to: Document Help)
Just to be on the safe side get all photocopied documents notarized. I suggest that you contact your Bank as they may notarize the documents for free.
[27-10-2004,18:34]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Document Help)
Come on...no one does anything for free...especially banks!

Let´s not be paranoid.

[27-10-2004,18:37]
wondering
(in reply to: Document Help)
Why should I be paranoid?????

A lot of places notarize documents for free like banks and universities.

[27-10-2004,18:51]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Document Help)
My personal experience: My bank in US does not notarize for free. And I did not send docs notarized and they were very well accepted. And the documents CIC is really concerned about, will be requested original like ur PCC and FBI document.

So no worries about getting them notarized and spending $10 per doc.

Good luck

[27-10-2004,19:35]
Raj
(in reply to: Document Help)
Thank you all very much for your help. =)
[27-10-2004,19:55]
Kevin
copies should be fine....unless it clearly says otherwise (in reply to: Document Help)
unless it is stated clearly like that(to send original or to send notarized), send only copies of all documents.

By the way, I yet to find a place which does free notary. So Mr. Anonymous, can you please be specific about some location in SF Bay area ??


[27-10-2004,21:19]
Looka Brasi
(in reply to: Document Help)
I got my documents notarized from Rutgers University for free. The fascility is available for students. A friend of mine got it done from his bank for free. I had searched for notaries in NJ before I knew that I had the OPTION of getting it done for free and found out that the charge varied from $2 to $15 per page. If you cant find a place that does it for free at least TRY and find the cheapest place.

I am sorry if you are not a student or if your bank does not notarize documents for free but that does not mean that it cant be done.

As far as notarizing documents are concerned my lawyer strongly suggested that I get any photocopies notarized. I have provided a link of CIC Detriot where it clearly mentions that documents you are providing should be either original or notarized.



Please check the website:
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/menu-en.asp?act=v&did=1970&mid=8&cat=1130&typ=1

" Proof of educational attainment. Provide documents substantiating all claimed educational .............. Only original documents or notarized copies will be accepted. Notarized translations must be provided for all documents not in English or French."

"Proof of work experience. Provide documents substantiating all claimed employment ................ Only original documents or notarized copies will be accepted. Notarized translations must be provided for all documents not in English or French. "

"Proof of legal status. If residing outside of your country of citizenship, .............................. Notarized, high-quality copies may be submitted in place of original documents. Notarized translations must be provided for all documents not in English or French. "

[27-10-2004,23:57]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Document Help)
Bank of America in the US will notorize for free while you wait. However, it is only fair that you seek appointment as it takes about a good hour to type out the stuff and notorize it.

And getting it done outside might cost about 10-15 USD per document. That is an easy 200-300 dollars when you have all the docs. It makes sense to open an account for the purpose.

[28-10-2004,01:55]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Document Help)
I disagree with Raj´s comment. CIC is very much concerned with the authenticity of docs and shall return files if you send them not notorized. I mean what is the idea - to live life on the edge or do as asked.

Where as he may have been plain lucky or for all you know misguiding the forum - I have absolutely no idea why anyone would do that; but by doing this you are only inviting (A) refusal or request for resubmission from CIC and (B) Proability of CIC to call you for an interview.

I mean Raj - can you share if you were asked for interview?

For ***** sake this is immigration to a country we are talking about and not a walk in a circus.

[28-10-2004,02:00]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Document Help)
I agree - please only follow the directions from CIC. Even if you have to spend the extra 200 odd dollars it is miniscule compared to what you will ultimately get in return. Or save 200 now and possibly get delayed or even get kicked out from the application process all together and ofcourse kick yourself and following stupid advise on this forum.

My advise - get docs notorized dude !!!!

[28-10-2004,02:03]
Anonymous