Ramadan Embassy Times, Closures, and Delays Canada 2019
The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Sunday May 5th and end on Tuesday June 4th this year. For Muslims both in Canada and around the world, this month of fasting and reflection is one of the most important elements of their faith. Consequently, thousands of both public and private institutions around the world will have limited operating hours through Ramadan. In regards to embassies in Canada such as the Qatar embassy in Ottawa, UAE embassy in Ottawa, UAE Consulate in Toronto, Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa, and Kuwait embassy in Ottawa, their operating hours will be limited during this time. This also means that if you have any Canadian documents you need to use in the Middle East during or around Ramadan, you should expect to have some delays in the process. Furthermore, it may be substantially more difficult to contact these embassies during that time.
Thankfully, we have successfully processed documents through the Ramadan season for over two decades. Our close relationship with over 20 Middle Eastern embassies in Ottawa has allowed us to facilitate document processing during this unpredictable time. Although you should expect delays in processing your documents during Ramadan, we will still be able to process your documents and ensure they are ready for use overseas. However, note that at the end of Ramadan there will be multiple embassy closures due to the Eid celebration. The exact dates of Eid have yet to be determined, and likewise embassy closures will vary at that time. If you have Canadian documents you need attested (authenticated and legalized) for use in the Middle East, please contact us as soon as you can. Starting the process early will ensure you meet your deadlines during Ramadan.
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Validating a Canadian document for international use is a 2 step process. For the first step choose the ALSC Authentication Service that best suits your timeline and budget. As Global Affairs Canada’s temporary rules make it impossible for any service provider to offer same day Authentication, for now we will only be offering our 3 and 10 business day services. To help, we have introduced our ALSC Smart Choice Service to make our Authentication service the most convenient in Canada but more importantly saving you money. When choosing your service make sure you Click the amount of documents you need Authenticated.
The Embassy charges a fee per document which varies per country and sometimes by document type. When required in secured funds a standard $10 money order charge will be added. With some countries we will need to confirm the fee. If you do not see your country listed choose the world icon. Make sure to Click the number of documents you selected for Legalization.
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Legalization at the embassy consulate is the second step. Processing times vary and are in addition to the authentication time. Make sure you Click the number of documents for Legalization that matches the number of documents you selected for Authentication.
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Canada Post Xpress Regional Ontario or Quebec $20 Projected delivery 1-2 business days
Canada Post Xpress National Delivery in Canada $25 Projected delivery 2-3 business days
FedEx Canada $50 Next business day
FedEx USA $70 Next business day
FedEx Mexico- Europe $100
FedEx China $120
FedEx Middle East - South America $140
FedEx Russia $195
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