Is there a Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section office in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax?
Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services office Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Montreal, Halifax- Why Only Ottawa?
This is a question that we hear almost daily from our clients, and with more people requiring authentication and legalization services it has added some confusion on how to get started. To help clarify […]
Authentication of documents is not something you hear about until you need it. You are probably familiar with the more common form of the word authentication: authentic. If something is authentic that means it is real. Therefore, authentication is the process of determining if something is authentic, whether it be jewelry, antiques, hockey cards, or […]
Apostille certificates are only issued in countries that have signed the Hague Apostille agreement, which Canada has not. To find out what countries that have signed the Apostille agreement to find out more click here. If using your Canadian document in one of these countries you will be asked to get an Apostille for it. Having […]
The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government is changing the name of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada to the simpler Global Affairs Canada. The department had seen its name changed before on June 26, 2013, when the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade merged with the Canadian International Development Agency to become the […]
Once again, with thanks to our clients, we have been named to the BBB’s Honour Roll. As the only authentication and legalization service in Canada to be awarded this designation we see it as a testament to our great customer service. Being a leader and the first provider of the service we continue our goal […]
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As part of the regulatory affairs process for international health care markets you will be required to have your Health Canada Certificate authenticated and legalized before using it in such countries as Mexico, Panama, UAE ask about the country you will be applying to. This will be the case for a Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product […]
This process is required if working in the health care profession as part of the application process for working abroad in such countries as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE ask us about the hospital in the country in Asia, Europe, Middle East, South America in which you will be working.
Why a Canadian Doctor, Nurse may be […]
How to authenticate a document in Canada
In order for a Canadian document to be valid for use outside Canada, whether for personal or commercial purposes, as a first step it must be stamped and signed by the authentication and service of documents section at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa.
Do I need assistance with the authentication […]
This is a question we hear often since many of our clients have been asked to get an Apostille for their birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, power of attorney, degree, ask us about your document. This happens if the country it is being used in is a member to the Hague Apostille Convention read […]
Yes you can, as with most government services they are available to the general public. For instance, like the courthouse, should you need you can apply or attend and represent yourself in most matters. Is it a good idea? There is an old saying about this sort of thing but I will leave that for […]
Living or working outside Canada has its challenges without considering the documents that are required. Even with the best of preparation, as happens, a new requirement has come up and you need your official document authenticated and legalized. Not to worry this is where we can help. Our team, with over 20+ years assisting expats, […]
Preparing for marriage abroad, overseas or outside Canada what are the legal document requirements for Apostille, Authentication and Legalization?
Documents for getting married outside Canada
Congratulations you found the right person and the perfect place to marry it’s an exciting time and we want to ensure you are prepared. When getting married outside Canada you will be required to provide certain documents before attending for your wedding in your destination country. In addition to the […]
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 […]
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 […]