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Depending on the area of legal practice the requirement for authentication and legalization of a document may arise in order for it to be accepted as valid in another country. This may include documents such as a birth certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate, estate wills, power of attorney, corporate documents, real estate amongst others ask us about your specific document.

How to get quick authentication of document service at Foreign Affairs Canada

The first step of authentication at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), Authentication and Service of Documents Section (JLAC) takes place here in Ottawa. If dealing with Foreign Affairs directly the process can take between 15-25 business days. Seeing the need for quicker action over 20 years ago allowed for us to develop from a progressive legal services firm into Canada’s first experts in authentication and legalization, shortening the authentication process to as quick as 1 business day. Depending on the type of document will determine the requirement for it to be authenticated, which after consultation with one of our experienced agents will guarantee that your document will meet the test.

Why authentication and legalization assistance for legal professionals is required

Once the document has been authenticated it will be ready for legalization at the embassy of the country for which the document will be presented. This part of the process can be confusing, with many of the embassies having no clearly posted rules or requirements. That’s where our expertise comes in, to provide your matter the attention it requires to prevent delays or the non-processing of the document. With an experienced agent to assist you and email updates throughout the process you can feel confident that your clients matter is getting the attention it deserves.

If you need Authentication and Legalization or information about the Apostille or Attestation of a Canadian document we can help.

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