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Global Cannabis Partnerships With Canadian Marijuana Corporations

The recent decision to legalize marijuana in Canada has resulted in an explosion of growth in the cannabis industry across the country. Dozens of companies are developing cannabis products, renovating retail spaces, and laying corporate groundwork in anticipation of the official legalization, set to take effect today October 17, 2018. Many international companies such as Corona have also partnered with notable Canadian cannabis companies  opening up new markets for companies across Canada. This international interest in the Canadian marijuana industry means that many of these Canadian companies are now involved in corporate matters overseas in places such as Uruguay, where Cannabis is also completely legal. As in other corporate matters, intermingling with foreign businesses involves a lot of documentation and red tape. These documents can range from certificates of incorporation, corporate board resolutions, corporate agreements, and corporate powers of attorney. The red tape includes the various processes involved in exchanging legal documents between countries which are likely unknown to many up and coming cannabis corporations in Canada. New terms like apostille, attestation, and authentication and legalization add to the confusion of an already complex task of creating a new Canadian industry. As the experts in Canadian documents for use overseas, we have helped thousands of Canadian businesses with their foreign affairs and are here to help you with yours.

Canadian Cannabis Legalization and Authentication of Documents

Although there are many processes for validating legal documents issued in foreign countries, Canada uses the process of authentication and legalization. This is the process that was used by countries which currently use the apostille process before the Hague Apostille Convention, which Canada has not signed. If you have Canadian documents which need to be used outside of Canada, you will need to go through this process regardless of the content in the document. It can take over a month to make your Canadian corporate documents valid for use overseas without assistance. This is because Global Affairs Canada alone can take up to 20 business days to authenticate your documents, and the embassy of the country which the documents will be used in has their own additional processing times which may vary substantially. There are also many layers of requirements and fees involved. If you have any Canadian corporate documents, whether they relate to the marijuana industry or not, they will first need to be notarized by a Canadian lawyer or notary public. This will make them valid for authentication at Global Affairs Canada, who place their stamp, seal, and signature on your document stating that the signature from the lawyer or notary public is authentic. Legalization consists of the same steps but instead involves validating the signature from Global Affairs Canada by the consul at the embassy after their requirements have been met. In short, authentication and legalization is a process of validating signatures from certified individuals who have legal authority. Once this process is complete, your Canadian corporate cannabis documents are ready for use outside of Canada. Unfortunately, you will have to go through this process multiple times if you intend on doing business in multiple countries. Thankfully, you have the experts here to take care of it.

Authentication Legalization Service of Canadian Cannabis Documents For International Use

Making your Canadian cannabis documents ready for use in a foreign country can be a daunting time consuming process without an expert by your side. The long list of requirements, fees, and processing times can be a nightmare when rushing to meet an important deadline. We saw the need for a service to facilitate this complex process and for over 25 years we have remained the leaders of the authentication and legalization industry. As the first company to provide this service, we are also familiar with the struggles of establishing a global brand. We have worked with thousands of Canadian professionals and Canadian businesses including many in the booming marijuana industry. As happens with emerging industries there is a sense of urgency and to help with this we can save you up to 20 business days of processing time on our priority same day authentication service. This means that one of our agents personally presents your documents to the agents at Global Affairs Canada during their limited operating hours the same day your documents arrive in our office, bypassing the otherwise month-long waiting time. Having worked with dozens of embassies in Ottawa and consulates across Canada for over two decades, we have built strong professional relationships with their staff which has allowed us to provide an unparalleled level of service to our clients. Always the first to know about changing requirements and fees, our agents are always available during our operating hours to answer your questions and address your concerns via phone or email. As our client, you become eligible for free shipping of your documents at any one of our service centers across Canada. Our proud membership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and dozens of verified 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google are testimony to our professionalism and efficiency. If you have Canadian corporate documents relating to marijuana that need to be used overseas, contact us by clicking the button below.

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Additional Services

Some of our clients require a Notary before Authentication or would like to keep their original document so they request us to make a notarized copy. If this is you simply choose our Notary services. Translation services are required if your document contains a language other than English or French or if you need it translated to the foreign language. If this is you simply send us a scan of the document. We will send you a quote which is determined on a per word basis. If you want a scan of the official stamps on your Authenticated & Legalized document sent to you by email let us know. Make sure if requesting Notary or Digital Copies you choose the number you require.

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Yes, for $50 per document I want a Notarized copy for processing

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Yes, for $15 per document I want a digital scan of the Authentication & Legalization stamps sent to me by email

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1, 3, 10 Business Day Authentication Service

Validating a Canadian document for international use is a 2 step process. First choose the ALSC Global Affairs Canada Authentication Service that best suits your timeline and budget. When choosing your service make sure you tell us how many documents you need Authenticated.

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Economy 10 Business Day - $100 for up to 10 documents

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Standard 3 Business Day - $125 for 1st document + $25 per additional document

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Priority 1 Business Day - $175 for 1st document + $25 per additional document

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Embassy Legalization Fee

The Embassy charges a fee to legalize your document which varies per country and sometimes by the type of document. To make payment easier and to save our clients time, if required in secured funds a standard $10 money order fee will be added to the legalization fee. With some countries we will need to confirm the fee upon confirmation of your order. For others simply select the amount of fees for the number of documents you need legalized. If you do not see your country listed choose the world icon. Please note that some fees are estimated as they change often.

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Bulgaria 1 Business Day

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Bulgaria 3 Business day

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China Personal 4 Business day

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Germany Birth, Marriage, Death

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Panama US$30 + $2 per additional page

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UAE Personal AED$150

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UAE Corporate AED$2000

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Give us 1 hour to receive your request and one of our friendly agents will be waiting for your call at your scheduled appointment, from anywhere in North America call 1-800-336-1132 or 011-613-226-1001 from outside North America.

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Embassy Legalization Service

Document legalization at the embassy consulate is the second step. Most will be able to legalize their document at an embassy in Ottawa. Others, due to government rules, will need to legalize their document at an embassy located outside of Ottawa. Country's that require outside Ottawa embassy legalization include: Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Italy, Oman, Spain. For the UAE it will depend where your document was issued. The UAE Toronto consulate will only process documents from Toronto and Southern Ontario, while the UAE Embassy Ottawa will legalize documents issued from the rest of Ontario and all other provinces. Select the legalization service that applies to the country where you will be using your document. The estimated legalization processing time is in addition to the authentication time and will be provided upon the confirmation of your order as it varies per country and changes often. Make sure the number of documents you select for Legalization matches the amount of documents you need Authenticated.

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Ottawa Embassy $125 1st document + $25 per additional

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Outside Ottawa Embassy $175 1st document + $25 per additional

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ALSC Easy Shipping Solutions

Once your document is authenticated and legalized it needs to get back to you or wherever it needs to go. To make this easy for you, but more importantly save you money, take advantage of our Free Priority FedEx overnight shipping available at any of our ALSC service centers in Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Montreal or Halifax. If you are not close to one of our ALSC service centers, or our Ottawa national office, not to worry we do have solutions for you. To make this easier for you we have teamed up with our shipping partners Canada Post & FedEx for your national and international delivery needs, simply choose the shipping solution the works best for you. Please note the quoted shipping fees are for delivery to most major centers for a standard envelope weighing no more than .5kg/1 lb.

Yes, I want to save $70-80 in FedEx shipping fees and drop off & pick up at an ALSC Service Center

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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