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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 originates it must follow a certain process in order to remove the burden of proof of validity from the person […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Authentication and Legalization Process|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?

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 legalized by the embassy of the country you will be using it in. Once it has followed this two step […]

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

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 do this the Power of Attorney must be notarized by a Canadian Notary or Commissionaire of Oaths. Once sworn it […]

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

Is a Notary required for the Authentication and legalization of a document in Canada?

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 if the document does not have the required signature to allow for authentication or if the original document needs to […]

By |November 20th, 2013|Authentication and Legalization Process|Comments Off on Is a Notary required for the Authentication and legalization of a document in Canada?

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 at Foreign Affairs Canada in Ottawa

The current completion time for authentication at DFATD is 15 business days. Fortunately, through years […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Authentication and Legalization Process|Comments Off on Canadian document authentication at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)