FAQs

The true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures.

A copy of the true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures that has been faxed, copied or scanned.

The true...

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) will be launching a Quality Verification program with lawyers and notaries to ensure electronic filing subscriber compliance with Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act. Compliance with the Act is critical to maintaining the integrity of BC's land title system.

Following consultation with professional stakeholders, the Director of Land Titles has published PDF iconPractice Note 02-16 Truing Up an Original Electronic Instrument to provide subscribers with guidance concerning the interpretation of Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act, specifically around the true copies of electronic land title forms.

The Quality Verification process will form part of the examination of instruments by land title examination staff. Electronically submitted instruments will be randomly selected. Under the authority of s. 168.51 of the Land Title Act, while an application is in pending state, the Registrar may verify whether subscribers who electronically signed submitted forms had in their possession a true copy, a copy of a true copy or, where applicable, the original of the supporting document (all referred to hereafter as "true copy"). Subscribers must provide the true copy they relied upon when applying their digital signature to the electronic instrument. Examiners will review both the instrument and the true copy to ensure compliance with Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act. Subscribers who do not meet their obligations under Part 10.1 are subject toPDF icon DR 02-11 Director's Requirements for a Certification Authority.

The Quality Verification process will be implemented beginning November 28, 2016. For more information, please refer to: