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What province are your assets in?
Generally a Will will have to be probated in the jurisdiction where you live. Then what happens in most cases is the appropriate documentation and a copy of the will are presented to the court in the jurisdiction where the assets are.
It is not prudent to have a lawyer in another country draft a will that is supposed to cover all the assets in BC or the rest of Canada. The law often varies through the provinces. In fact, the law in BC is quite different in many respects from all the other provinces when it comes to estate law. For this reason it is vital in my view that you actually show the Will that you have done in your home country to an estate lawyer in BC.
You absolutely must meet the formal requirements for signing a will which generally means that the will has to be witnessed by two people but do you also need to know the law, especially in BC. If you don't adhere to the law in BC a court can change provisions in your well after you pass away.
I didn't say you had to have the will drawn up in BC. What I said is that because your assets are in BC you have to make sure that the will adheres to the law BC which is different and in the rest of Canada so I was suggesting that you should have Will drawn up where you live but then have a lawyer in BC reviewed it.
I don't know what a self proving document is but if you are giving all of your assets to your two sons and if you do not have a legally married spouse or a common-law spouse then this would work fine for BC.
We don't have that in Canada.
What we have is at the time that the witnesses witness your signature they also swear affidavits that they have witnessed your signature.
It will be recognized as valid. But you need two witnesses not just one notary.
If the affidavits are notarized they will be recognized in Canada.
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