What Is a Notarized Copy of a Document?

A notarized copy of a document is an identical copy of a certain file that has been signed and certified by an official notary public to be a true and accurate copy of the original and without any error or changes, notes Torontonotary.com. It is also called a certified copy.

Notarized copies of a document are obtained by photocopying the document and then presenting it to a notary public for examination and signing. The notary public is responsible for the comparison of the original and the photocopies. Once the notary public is sure the photocopies are true, completely accurate and identical copies of the original, he prints a statement saying so on the photocopies, signs them and embosses the notary public seal onto each document, according to Torontonotary.com.