Apostille Canada what is it or how do I get one? Are probably the two most common questions that we have gotten over the past 25 years of providing our specialized international document services and in 2020 it’s still the case. After being told to get an Apostille Certification for a Canadian document clients are surprised to […]
As Canada is still not a member of the Apostille agreement people using Canadian documents internationally in 2020 should know the differences so our experts thought this article would help. You have probably heard the terms Apostille, Authentication and Legalization before. But what is the difference between these three? Well, let’s start with Apostille.
What does […]
With the end of the year approaching quickly and with Global Affairs Canada annual announcement that they have a higher than normal amount of authentication requests getting a document validated internationally using the normal methods will be impossible for some this year. But for others our team of experts at ALSC has options to get […]
Authenticate Legalize Documents For Travel Visa
If you are looking to obtain a visa to work, study, or live in China, Kuwait, or Czechia also known as the Czech Republic then you have probably been asked to provide a series of supporting documents. These can include documents such as a Canadian police check for visa purposes, […]
Can an Ontario Notary Public or Canadian Notary notarize or make a certified copy of my document to use in a foreign country?
Yes, simply put they can but there are also other requirements that you will need to complete before the document will be valid in another country after seeing a Canadian Notary or Ontario Notary Public. This question comes up frequently for Notary […]
Every day we get dozens of requests from both current and former clients to help them process their documents for use overseas. We occasionally get mistaken for Global Affairs Canada, and although this can be very flattering at times we are certainly not Global Affairs Canada. We are simply the leaders in the field of authentication and legalization; we […]
Bringing Prescription Drugs from Canada to the UAE, Kuwait, or Qatar – How To From The Experts At ALSC
There are many places around the world that are very selective of what they permit anyone to bring into their country, whether prescription drugs, pets, or even select items. Gulf countries such as the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar are just a handful of countries around the world with strict rules when it comes to prescription […]
Don’t risk your important international document with bad shipping choices– Help From The Experts At ALSC
With the current Canada Post rotating strikes and their rejection of a cooling off period the need to have documents safely delivered in a timely manner could not be more important for those with international affairs. At ALSC we are always looking for ways to help make the process easier for our clients, so we […]
The challenges with validating Canadian documents for use abroad
If you have had to use Canadian documents outside of Canada you can probably still remember the complicated process you have to go through. If you’re unfamiliar, you have to have your Canadian documents authenticated and legalized before they can be used in a foreign country. As […]
In the world of validating official documents for use abroad, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. This is why our services are so popular: we protect against the common delays, mistakes, and misinformation that our clients would otherwise face when processing their Canadian documents for use overseas. In fact, our service […]
How Fast Can You Authenticate and Legalize my Canadian Document?
Aside from “how can I get free shipping via your service centers?” and “where can I leave a review for your amazing services?”, “how quickly can you process my document for use outside Canada?” is our most frequently asked question. As you might have already seen, […]
ALSC Service Center – Montreal’s Apostille Authentication Legalization Office
ALSC are Canada’s first authentication and legalization specialists; the Canadian process considered the legal equivalent to an Apostille stamp or what is also known as Attestation. Our Montreal service center is just one of the reasons to choose us to help you validate your Canadian document for use […]
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 […]
It came up recently assisting a client who had contacted us via Facebook that our old press release was being used in the industry, check us out on Facebook. It came as no surprise since we were the first company to specialize and spent many years working hard to have the authentication and legalization industry […]
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 […]
Assistance for Lawyers, Legal Professionals with the authentication and legalization service of documents in Ottawa for use outside Canada
Depending on the area of legal practice the requirement for authentication and legalization of a document may arise in order for it to be accepted as valid in another country. This may include documents such as a birth certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate, estate wills, power of attorney, corporate documents, real estate amongst others ask […]
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, […]