Many of our clients, for reasons including a work visa, citizenship immigration application or just for proof of marriage, have been be asked to have their marriage certificate from Canada recognized in another country. The correct process depends on the country and maybe be called Apostille, Authentication and Legalization or Attestation.
We assist with all countries including Germany, Holland, Mexico, Netherlands, UAE, Qatar, Spain, Russia please ask us about your specific country for more information.
Working or Retiring foreign countries require the correct Canadian Marriage Certificate
It’s important before taking the steps that you have the correct document, which in all cases must be an original one issued by the province and not the one from your wedding ceremony. If you do not have one, not to worry, you can easily order a copy over the internet from the Vital Statistics office of the province in which you were married. This document comes as a certified true original, remember when ordering due to its size it cannot be the small wallet sized version. If acceptable by the countries embassy you can use the wallet size but it will need to be made into a notarized copy before processing.
Another benefit when ordering a new marriage certificate online, to save time, you can have it sent directly to our office for authentication and legalization.
Where to get a Canadian Marriage Certificate for use abroad
On our resources page you will find the links to provincial vital statistics office that we help you order a Marriage Certificate.
Once we have received your marriage certificate it is ready for the first step of authentication. As your agent we attend in person on your behalf at Global Affairs Canada here in Ottawa. Although their normal processing time can be 15-25 business days as they recommend using our service will shorten this to 1, 3, or 10 business days depending on your schedule. Backed by our service guarantee we ensure that it will be done on time giving you peace of mind throughout the process.
We help you validate your Marriage Certificate at an embassy or consulate in Canada
After we have authenticated your document on your requested speed it will be ready to be legalized by the countries embassy located in Canada. This step is also called Apostille or Attestation depending on the country but means, and is recognized, as the same. In addition some countries may have other requirements including fees to process your marriage certificate. During your pre consultation one of our experienced agents will take the time to assist you to make sure all is ready for processing.
Canadian Marriage Certificate Authentication and Legalization is equal to an Apostille in other countries
Now that your marriage certificate from Canada has completed the two step process of authentication and legalization it will be ready to be presented outside Canada including in any Apostille country. Our services are recommended by Global Affairs Canada they allow you the ability to ship your document anywhere in the world using one of our preferred carriers. To save weeks from the processing times and a confusing process talk to us today.