BC Notary & California Consulate Documents


As a Canadian Notary practicing in Victoria BC, Canada, Beverly Carter Notary Public is registered with the USA Consulate in Vancouver and is the go-to person for all USA documents in the Greater Victoria area.  California documents for real estate that need to be signed in British Columbia have additional authentication measures required by the USA Consulate.  This means that California requires the documents signed with Beverly to then be sent to the USA Consulate for them to put their stamp of approval before the Title Company and land registry will accept it for use.  Additionally, real estate law involving real estate sales or purchases or transfers, including timeshare transfers, have processes which are unique to each state.  We treat each state as a ‘mini’ country because what applies in one state is not true of another state.  We are incredibly thorough in our approach to handling any foreign documents, but we know California has unique requirements.  We have developed an expertise with certain USA documents that helps us to inform, educate, and assist our clients to get the documents done expertly, efficiently, and correctly.  Timelines matter and our knowledge of the complicated processes helps us to help our clients.  Following area list of various notarizations for USA documents that are frequently seen in our notary office:

  • Escrow
  • Timeshare
  • Warranty Deeds
  • Quitclaim Deeds
  • Affidavits
  • Personal Property Security Agreements
  • Certified True Copies
  • Statutory Declarations
  • Proof of Loss
  • Estate Declarations
  • Motor Vehicle Transfer
  • Pension
  • Post office box

NOTE: For documents requiring further authentication at the US Consulate please see the Vancouver USA consulate website for the most recent transactions.  As of June 24, 2020 they announced they in addition to mail-in services (started during Covid) they are offering limited in-person appointments booking into late August and September 2020.  For detailed instructions on dealing with mail-in USA consular services please click the button below. Documents requiring authentication from the USA Consulate still need to be signed in office with Beverly Carter Notary Public prior to being sent to the Consulate.

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