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 of attending in person at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), formerly Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), the Authentication and Service of Documents Section (JLAC), we have established an expedient relationship that allows your sensitive document to be processed promptly, saving you 15 or more valuable business days.
Requirements for the authentication of documents in Canada
In order for Foreign Affairs to authenticate your document it must meet the requirements. Using our service gives you 20 years of experience and our service guarantee that your document qualifies the first time saving you time and money. As for the return of your documents, note that DFATD does not courier documents outside of Canada. If you reside outside of Canada, your documents will be returned to you by untraceable regular mail without exception. Depending on where you are this can add an additional 6 weeks to your processing time and does not allow for tracking of your important documents. We offer full service international shipping solutions using one of our trusted shipping partners.