Certificate of Origin Authentication Legalization also called Attestation or Apostille
If you are exporting Canadian manufactured products to a foreign country you will be asked to provide Certificate of Origin Authentication with a Commercial Invoice. Before being accepted as valid with your shipment they need to be authenticated and legalized. The validation process of Certificate of Origin Authentication Legalization may also be called Certificate of Origin Legalization in Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait or as an Apostille in other countries but is recognized as the equivalent. We can help you in all cases.
Is your Certificate of Origin ready for Authentication at Global Affairs Canada?
To qualify for the Authentication and Legalization process, the Chamber of Commerce in your area will need to assist you with certification. The Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in the Certificate of Origin Authentication Legalization process and are further recognized as the non government official business accreditation agency in most foreign countries. After meeting the Chamber of Commerce requirements they will sign and stamp the Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice for you.
Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Origin Certification
As an alternative, if you are not a member of your local chamber, Authentication Legalization Services Canada are proud members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. We can assist you with the certification of your Certificate of Origin using their easy online “Certification Made Simple – TradeCert” service. They provide all the forms including a Certificate of Origin Template Canada. This has helped many of our clients as they require a certificate of origin sample form to get started. Once you have completed the Certificate of Origin fillable form it will allow you to send us the chamber certified certificate of origin by email to get started faster. Being located close to the Chamber of Commerce headquarters here in Ottawa, we also offer free pick up of your Certificate of Origin or Commercial Invoice. Feel free to let us know if this is your preference when using our service.
Global Affairs Canada Certificate of Origin Authentication Rules
Now that you have had your Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice signed by the Chamber of Commerce you are ready to begin the authentication and legalization process.
The first step of Certificate of Origin Authentication takes place at Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section located here in Ottawa. They take 20 business days if you send in your document to them directly by courier but we can shorten this to a 1, 3 or 10 business day certificate of origin authentication depending on your time line. Once we have authenticated your Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice, they are ready for legalization-attestation at the embassy of the country you will be exporting to.
Certificate of Origin Attestation – Legalization At The Embassy Consulate
The second step of Certificate of Origin Legalization takes place at the embassy consulate of the country where you are going to be using it. Most embassy consulates are located here in Ottawa and charge a fee to provide document legalization services. In addition, some have other requirements and processing times that change often. But not to worry, our Certificate of Origin Legalization Services will take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your timeline. After the Certificate of Origin has been authenticated and legalized we can return it back to you or anywhere in the world it needs to go using one of our document shipping made easy solutions or using your preferred delivery method.
Documents you may need Authenticated and Legalized with a Certificate of Origin
If you have been asked to get a Certificate of Origin Authentication Legalization or Certificate of Origin Attestation you may have other documents such as a Confirmation of Business Registration, a Manufacturer’s Declaration, or a Representational Agreement that also require authentication and legalization. We can help you authenticate and legalize these and more documents when you use our Quick & Easy Verification on our home page.
Once we have authenticated and legalized your Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice they are ready for their respective receiving government officials. Don’t leave important shipments to chance, trust Canada’s most experienced experts of Certificate of Origin Authentication Legalization to help you. Find out how easy we make it!
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Are you using the Canadian document internationally for Personal or Corporate use?
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.
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.
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.
Argentina fee to be confirmed
Italy fee to be confirmed
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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.
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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