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Find our helpful articles below on the various documents and countries for more information about what is required for the authentication and legalization process. If you don’t see what you are looking for search your subject, such as your document type or the country, in the search bar above to find more about how we can help you validate your document internationally. If you do not find what you are looking for contact us we would be happy to help.

2502, 2014

Certificate of Origin Legalization Iraq Embassy – What You Need to Know

By |February 25th, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Certificate of Origin Legalization Iraq Embassy – What You Need to Know

If you are exporting or shipping commercial goods from Canada into Iraq, you will require authentication and legalization assistance to properly prepare your Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice.

Iraq Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice […]

2402, 2014

Canadian documents that require Apostille Authentication Legalization in Mexico

By |February 24th, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Canadian documents that require Apostille Authentication Legalization in Mexico

As one of Canada’s most popular places to retire the question of health care coverage in Mexico is an important question for some. Canadians currently living in Mexico may be familiar with IMSS or what […]

2102, 2014

Canadian documents for marriage in Mexico Apostille, Authentication and Legalization

By |February 21st, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Canadian documents for marriage in Mexico Apostille, Authentication and Legalization

Information on the requirements for Canadians planning to get married in Mexico

Congratulations you’re getting married! After researching various places you have decided Mexico is the place to have such a memorable event. As you may […]

1802, 2014

Canadian document legalization at the Royal Norwegian Embassy / Embassy of Norway in Ottawa.

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Information on how to use a Canadian birth certificate or marriage certificate in Norway
In order for a Canadian document such as a Birth or Marriage Certificate to be accepted for use in Norway it must […]

1802, 2014

Authentication of documents at Foreign Affairs Canada in Ottawa

By |February 18th, 2014|Categories: Authentication and Legalization Process|Tags: |Comments Off on Authentication of documents at Foreign Affairs Canada in Ottawa

How to authenticate a document in Canada

In order for a Canadian document to be valid for use outside Canada, whether for personal or commercial purposes, as a first step it must be stamped and signed […]

1402, 2014

Legalization of documents at the Embassy of Portugal in Ottawa Canada

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How to make your Canadian document official in Portugal the authentication process
If moving, working or doing business in Portugal, you will be asked to have your Canadian document authenticated and legalized before using it. What […]

1202, 2014

Kuwait Embassy Ottawa: Document Legalization

By |February 12th, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Kuwait Embassy Ottawa: Document Legalization

As one of the busy Arab gulf state members it receives many requests for the legalization of documents. Having the ability to legalize documents for use in Oman and Bahrain, as they have no embassy […]

1202, 2014

How do I get an Apostille for my Canadian document?

By |February 12th, 2014|Categories: Authentication and Legalization Process|Tags: |Comments Off on How do I get an Apostille for my Canadian document?

This is a question we hear often since many of our clients have been asked to get an Apostille for their birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, power of attorney, degree, ask us about your […]

1102, 2014

Retirement, Pensionados the Canadian document apostille authentication and legalization process

By |February 11th, 2014|Categories: Country, Document Types|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Retirement, Pensionados the Canadian document apostille authentication and legalization process

Congratulations, the time has come you have decided to retire outside Canada and apply for a pensionados in a warmer climate country such as Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, Uruguay ask us about your country. […]

702, 2014

Legalization of documents at the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Consulate General in Canada with an expert will save delays

By |February 7th, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Legalization of documents at the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Consulate General in Canada with an expert will save delays

For Russia as with any country hosting an Olympic event it’s a proud and busy time. With this responsibility comes an increase need for the legalization of documents in getting the Sochi Olympics ready for […]

502, 2014

Document Legalisation, Legalization service at the Netherlands Embassy in Canada

By |February 5th, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Document Legalisation, Legalization service at the Netherlands Embassy in Canada

Last year was our busiest at the Netherlands Embassy Ottawa in the past 20 years, with a significant increase of documents to be legalised, due to changes in Netherlands citizenship rules that had many scrambling […]

2901, 2014

Apostille, Authentication, Legalization of cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance export certificates

By |January 29th, 2014|Categories: Document Types|Tags: , |Comments Off on Apostille, Authentication, Legalization of cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance export certificates

Companies manufacturing a cosmetic, toiletry or fragrance product for export outside Canada have to provide a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS), Goods and Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or an International Trade Certificate (ITC) to the respective […]

2901, 2014

Apostille, Authentication, Legalization of a consumer health product export certificate

By |January 29th, 2014|Categories: Document Types|Tags: |Comments Off on Apostille, Authentication, Legalization of a consumer health product export certificate

As more Canadian consumer health companies expand their markets internationally our expert assistance has helped many secure opportunities for new sales contracts. As you may already know the requirement for an International Trade Certificate (ITC) […]

2801, 2014

Qatar Embassy Document Attestation Legalization – What You Need to Know

By |January 28th, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Qatar Embassy Document Attestation Legalization – What You Need to Know

Although open for some time now we still receive enquires about whether consular services are available for Qatar in Canada and it’s always great to pass on the good news. Yes the new Embassy of […]

2401, 2014

Hire an Authentication and Legalization Service for Global Affairs Canada it Saves Time

By |January 24th, 2014|Categories: Authentication and Legalization Process|Comments Off on Hire an Authentication and Legalization Service for Global Affairs Canada it Saves Time

Yes you can, as with most government services they are available to the general public. For instance, like the courthouse, should you need you can apply or attend and represent yourself in most matters. Is […]

2201, 2014

Degree Attestation Legalization at UAE Embassy Ottawa

By |January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Country|Tags: |Comments Off on Degree Attestation Legalization at UAE Embassy Ottawa

As Canada’s first provider of authentication and legalization services we have assisted with a wide range of documents including degree, diploma, professional certificate, power of attorney, business registration for use in the United Arab Emirates […]

2101, 2014

Apostille, Authentication and Legalization document service for Canadian Expats

By |January 21st, 2014|Categories: Authentication and Legalization Process|Tags: |Comments Off on Apostille, Authentication and Legalization document service for Canadian Expats

Living or working outside Canada has its challenges without considering the documents that are required. Even with the best of preparation, as happens, a new requirement has come up and you need your official document […]

2001, 2014

Expert how to on Apostille, Authenticate, Legalize a Certificate of Origin

By |January 20th, 2014|Categories: Document Types|Comments Off on Expert how to on Apostille, Authenticate, Legalize a Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin & Commercial Invoice Certification Canadian Chamber of Commerce
If manufacturing or shipping products outside Canada you will be required to present a Certificate of Origin or Commercial Invoice to the respective countries customs […]

1501, 2014

Apostille, Authenticate Legalize Patent, Trade Mark or Intellectual Property document for use outside Canada

By |January 15th, 2014|Categories: Document Types|Tags: |Comments Off on Apostille, Authenticate Legalize Patent, Trade Mark or Intellectual Property document for use outside Canada

When using a patent, patent assignment, trade mark or other intellectual property document outside Canada it will require authentication and legalization the equivalent to the apostille certificate process.
Global Affairs Canada Authentication of Patent, Trade Mark or […]

1401, 2014

Apostille, Authenticate, Legalize Health Canada Medical Device Licence for Mexico

By |January 14th, 2014|Categories: Country, Document Types|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Apostille, Authenticate, Legalize Health Canada Medical Device Licence for Mexico

As a recognized agent with Health Canada we have assisted many of our clients with obtaining their Medical Device Certificates and Licences for use outside Canada in such countries as Mexico, Panama, Brazil, China ask […]

1301, 2014

Apostille, Authentication, Legalization CRA Certificate of Residency for use outside Canada

By |January 13th, 2014|Categories: Document Types|Tags: |Comments Off on Apostille, Authentication, Legalization CRA Certificate of Residency for use outside Canada

If doing business outside Canada you may be required to pay tax on the income earned. In order to lessen, or possibly get rid of this altogether, you will need to apply for a Certificate […]

301, 2014

Preparing for marriage abroad, overseas or outside Canada what are the legal document requirements for Apostille, Authentication and Legalization?

By |January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Authentication and Legalization Process|Tags: |Comments Off on Preparing for marriage abroad, overseas or outside Canada what are the legal document requirements for Apostille, Authentication and Legalization?

Documents for getting married outside Canada

Congratulations you found the right person and the perfect place to marry it’s an exciting time and we want to ensure you are prepared. When getting married outside Canada you […]

412, 2013

Who is the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFATD) Authentication and Service of Document Section (JLAC) and what do they do?

By |December 4th, 2013|Categories: Authentication and Legalization Process|Tags: |Comments Off on Who is the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFATD) Authentication and Service of Document Section (JLAC) and what do they do?

Authentication of Documents at Foreign Affairs Canada

To answer these questions let us start by explaining what the authentication of a document is. When a document needs to be used in another country from where it […]

2711, 2013

How to Apostille, Authenticate or Legalize a University Degree or College Diploma for use outside Canada

By |November 27th, 2013|Categories: Document Types|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to Apostille, Authenticate or Legalize a University Degree or College Diploma for use outside Canada

In order for your university degree or college diploma to be accepted outside Canada as being valid it must be authenticated by Foreign Affairs Ottawa (DFATD/JLAC), which is now called Global Affairs Canada, and then […]

2611, 2013

Steps on how to Apostille, Authenticate and Legalize a Power of Attorney for use outside Canada

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Document Types|Tags: , |Comments Off on Steps on how to Apostille, Authenticate and Legalize a Power of Attorney for use outside Canada

Requirements for authentication and legalization of a Canadian Power of Attorney
You may be asked for commercial or personal matters to Apostille, Authenticate and Legalize a Power of Attorney for use outside Canada. In order to […]