Notarizing Degrees in Canada - Original or Certified True Copy?

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Notarizing Degrees in Canada - Original or Certified True Copy?

Postby storiesbystrauss » 10 May 2012, 05:15

I am traveling from Vancouver, BC to Koahsiung, Taiwan next month and have had a hard time reaching someone at the Embassy here to answer my questions about Notarizing my Degrees. Aside from my TESOL Certificate I have two diplomas (film/3D animation) that need to be Notarized.

Do I need to have my Original Diploma (received upon graduation) or can I notarize the Certified True Copy of Diploma? I had both of my diplomas on my desk until last week before a roommate decided to switch all of the desks around including mine :fume:

A little panicked as this is all I have left to do. If anyone can shed some light on this subject please do so.

Thank you and best regards.
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Re: Notarizing Degrees in Canada - Original or Certified True Copy?

Postby dasmania » 16 May 2012, 23:06

I've had to go through the notarizing process twice now...not a big fan. Anyway, I've never read nor heard of a 'certified true copy' and was always told to bring my actual diploma in. The transcripts were printed and stamped by my university, which I also brought. The TECO office kept the degree and transcripts, I paid for the original copy and then bought additional 'photocopies' of the notarized degree so that I don't have to go through the hassle again. I would recommend doing that. I think each additional copy is only half the price of the first.

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