About Us Attestation of Will

Step 1- Arrange the following documents:

Indian Citizen

Canadian Citizen

  • Duly filled in Miscellaneous application form (CLICK HERE) along with a photograph pasted on it
  • Will in original and copy. It should not be signed at this stage.
  • Copy of passport/(s) (first and last page)
  • Copy of valid PR card/Work/Study/Visitor permit
  • Address proof- Please enclose any one of the following documents as proof of present address [Phone bills, Bank statements are not accepted as valid address proofs.]:
  • Driving license
  • Photo ID issued by the Provincial Government
  • Utility bills (Gas, Electricity, Water or Landline Telephone Bill displaying applicant’s address / House Lease Agreement).
  • Driving license
  • Photo ID issued by the Provincial Government
  • Utility bills (Gas, Electricity, Water or Landline Telephone Bill displaying applicant’s address / House Lease Agreement).

Fee- Please see https://www.blsindia-canada.com/toronto-jurisdiction/attestation_services.php 

The charges mentioned are for a single seal & signature of the Consulate. The final amount will depend upon the number of signatures/seals that the applicant requires. For documents pre-authenticated by local government etc. the Consulate will by default affix signature and seal on the first page of authentication.

 

Step 2- Submission of application:

  • For attestation of Will, the application needs to be submitted at the nearest BLS center. Please see https://www.blsindia-canada.com/ for more information. Once the application has reached the Consulate, the applicant/(s) and a minimum of 2 witnesses will be called to the Consulate for verification and signing of the Will in presence of a Consular Officer.
  • For applicants living outside GTA area, following Service Ontario satellite offices will be providing ONLY in-person authentication service effective July 4, 2023:
  1. Windsor: Windsor City Hall- 205-400 City Hall Square East, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6
  2. Thunder Bay: 113-435 James St South, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6T1
  3. Sault Ste. Marie: 101- 420 Queen St East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z7
  4. Ottawa: 110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

 

HOME VISITS:

In case the Will applicant/(s) are unable to come to the BLS centers due to medical reasons, an official of the Consulate can visit the person at residence. Should you wish to utilize this option the requirements are as follows:


1. A person on behalf of the applicant will need to bring in all the documents to the Consulate for a pre-check. This is a walk-in service and you can come on a working day between 0900-1000 hrs.

2. Once documents are in order, an appointment on a suitable date and time will be granted wherein an officer will accompany the person to the residence for verification purposes.

3. Applicant will have to arrange for the conveyance of the officer from Consulate to your residence and vice versa (eg. taxi/cab).

4. In case of will, presence of at least 2 witnesses is also required at the home address

5. The home visit service costs an additional CAD 139 payable by debit card or demand draft in favor of 'Consulate General of India, Toronto'

 

Please Note: If the Will is not registered before the death of the deceased, who has made the Will, it needs to be executed (Probate - A judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate) by the Court Order from the Court of Ontario and thereafter get the order pre-authenticated as per latest Global Affairs Canada's guidelines (Please see https://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/about-a_propos/services/authentication-authentification/step-etape-1.aspx?lang=eng ) and then from Consulate General of India, Toronto.

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