The pandemic and wills: How remote witnessing works

Did you know?

Can your will be witnessed remotely?
  • Yes
  • No

To make it easier for British Columbians to safely make a will during the coronavirus pandemic, a permanent change was made in the law. It’s now possible for wills to be witnessed remotely. If you choose to sign in this way, certain requirements must be met. We walk you through what’s involved.

What you should know

Sign and witness your will remotely

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in April 2023
  • Time to read: 7 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Drew Jackson, People's Law School

Drew Jackson

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