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Degree Authentication Legalization also called Apostille or Attestation

With 2023 looking more promising for international employment or schooling the need to validate Canadian educational documents is becoming more frequent. To help explain more about it for a Canadian Degree, Diploma or Transcripts to be accepted in another country they must be Authenticated and Legalized. The validation process of Canadian Authentication Legalization may also be called Apostille or Attestation in some countries.

If you have been asked to do anyone of these for your Canadian educational documents you have come to the right place. We have been helping people for 30 years authenticate and legalize their Degree becoming the recognized Canadian experts in UAE Degree Attestation and Qatar Degree Attestation, or in The Netherlands and Spain where it is known as Degree Apostille Certification. If you have been asked to get an Apostille for your Canadian Degree, it is from a country who has signed the Hague Apostille Convention you can see them listed here.

Degree Apostille or Degree Authentication Legalization – Why You May Need It

Some of the reasons why you may have been asked to do this are for working abroad, continuing studies, or work permit applications, to name a few. Whatever the reason it is important to have the correct style of education document to ensure Degree Authentication at Global Affairs Canada, then legalized by the embassy, and is the correct type for the process that you are using it for in the foreign country. Let us start with the first step of Degree Authentication that takes place at Global Affairs Canada here in Ottawa.


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Global Affairs Canada Authentication Degree, Diploma, Transcripts

Global Affairs Canada can authenticate a Canadian University Degree or College Diploma from an institution recognized by the provincial Ministry of Education. All must be signed and have an embossed seal by the university or college. The original can be authenticated, or a notarized copy made by a Canadian Notary Public. If you need assistance with this ask us about our Notary Services, we can make a notarized copy of your degree to save stamps and signatures on the original.

The most important advice we can pass on to our clients or those navigating the process themselves is to get started as soon as possible with Authentication at Global Affairs Canada. Why you ask? Unfortunately, in our 30 years of providing services Global Affairs Canada is taking longer than it ever has. You can find out what Global Affairs Canada current authentication processing time is here. 


Legalization-Attestation at the Embassy Consulate

The second step of Legalization takes place at the embassy consulate of the country where you are going to be using your Degree. Most embassy consulates are located here in Ottawa and charge a fee to provide Legalization services. In addition, some have additional requirements like Transcripts and because of the current conditions we find ourselves in their processing times change often. If official transcripts are required, they must be signed by the University or College registrar’s office for them to be accepted for Legalization at the Embassy.

Although Legalization is the more difficult step in the process not to worry our degree legalization services will take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your timeline. After your degree 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.

As Canada’s first provider of authentication and legalization services we look forward to assisting you and giving you peace of mind to concentrate on the next steps in your life. When you use our service you can know that all is being done correctly and on time to secure your new assignment abroad.

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