Welcome to Canada's Apostille, Authentication and Legalization Service

We have been helping people for over 20 years as Canada’s first provider of document authentication and legalization services, the equivalent of an Apostille in Canada. Our dedication to customer service has earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the only authentication and legalization service to be awarded a place on the BBB Honour Roll. See what our clients are saying.

Our services are recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD/JLAC) to offer quicker service, saving 15 to 25 valuable business days, while providing expert assistance backed by our service guarantee and the return of your sensitive document anywhere in the world. But enough about us let's talk about your Canadian document and how we can help.

5 Easy Steps ...

Our easy-to-follow process tells you what you need to do, allows you to set the turnaround time for completion and allows us, the experts, to take care of the rest.

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1. Check Document Authentication Requirements

The first step in the 2 step process to ensure your Canadian document will be accepted in another country is the authentication of your document at Foreign Affairs Canada located here in Ottawa close to our office. Depending on the type of document they have certain requirements that must be followed. To help you confirm your document is ready to be authenticated use our Quick & Easy Verification on this page. If you are still unsure, not to worry, our consultation will guarantee that it does. Call us toll free1-800-336-1132 within Canada/U.S. outside of North America 001-613-226-1001, we are available to assist you Monday to Friday 9AM-5PM EST or use our Quote Request.

 

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2. Confirm Embassy Legalization Requirements

The second step is to legalize your document at the embassy of the country in which it will be used. Some countries may refer to this as Apostille or Attestation. Most embassies charge a fee for this service and usually have other requirements and may include various processing times depending on the country. Since fees, requirements and processing times change frequently our assistance guarantees that your document is accepted without problems or delays. To help you confirm the embassy fees, requirements and processing times for your document use our Quote Request or call us.

 

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3. Choose Authentication and Legalization Speed

Depending on your timeline and budget we offer various levels of authentication service at Foreign Affairs Canada, see more about our 1, 3 or 10 business day services. For the legalization step most embassies have a standard processing time to legalize your document but a few do offer quicker service. Once you have considered both steps simply decide what service choices meet your time line. Our fees depend on how quickly you would like the document authenticated, whether the embassy is located in Ottawa or outside and how many documents you have to process see more about our legalization service fees here. To make it easy for you our Quote Request form will confirm these fees for you, or call us.

 

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4. Complete Order Form & Ship Document

Now you are ready to complete our Order Form using the service speeds that best suit you, or if you have submitted a Quote Request once you have confirmed your requirements we will assist you with the form. To send your document to our office you can use your preferred courier or arrange for shipping using one of our shipping partners. If you don't have a courier account and are shipping within Canada we suggest Canada Post Xpresspost, buy two, one for shipping to us and a second for the return of your document back to you. For return courier internationally we can provide service for you to any country simply let us know where you want your document to go we provide the rest.

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5. Confirm Document Sendoff

Confirm that your document has been sent to us, remember to include the order form and any embassy requirements, so that we can begin your personalized updates to ensure your peace of mind throughout the process. We make it easy for you whether at home, the office or from anywhere in the world to get your document authenticated and legalized for use outside Canada. No line ups or government fuss you have hired the experts to take care of that for you.

 

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