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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Certain foreign processes may require that you Apostille, Authenticate and Legalize a copy of your passport. In order to do this you must obtain a notarized copy of your passport. Once made into a notarized […]
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 […]
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 […]
Certain documents require the services of a Notary before being able to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) Authentication and Service of Documents Section (JLAC). This requirement applies […]
Canadian document authentication at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
If you plan to ship your Canadian documents to Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) for authentication, you should be aware of their completion times and return shipping policy.
Information about the authentication of documents […]