A child custody declaration, also known as a custodianship declaration, is made and signed by the person claiming custody of a child to affirm that person’s claim to that kid. The names, residences, dates of birth, and contact information for the child’s parents or legal guardian are all standard pieces of information to put on the form.

Custodian declarations may be notarized by us. The declaration signer (the custodian) must come into our office and sign the document in the presence of a Notary Public. To prove your identity in front of the Notary, you’ll need to provide a government-issued picture ID like a driver’s license, passport, permanent resident card, or citizenship certificate. You must have your complete name and a recent picture on the paperwork. Signature notarization requires a personal appearance before a Notary Public.

If you are unable to come to our office, we may come to you and act as a notary public. At the moment, appointments for this service are only possible in the Greater Toronto Area. For further information, check out the Mobile Notary section of our site.