Divorce Certificate Authentication Legalization or Divorce Certificate Apostille
If you are getting married in a foreign country you may need to have your Divorce Certificate authenticated and legalized. The validation process of Divorce Certificate Authentication Legalization may also be called a Divorce Certificate Apostille or Attestation in other countries but is recognized as the equivalent. Authenticating and Legalizing a Divorce Certificate with us is easy. Let’s get started with the why and how.
If you are being asked for a Divorce Certificate Apostille, it is from a country who has signed the Hague Convention which Canada has not; Canada does not have an apostille process as a result. The important thing to remember is that if you complete the two step authentication and legalization process, your Divorce Certificate will be accepted as valid; equivalent to an apostille. There are many reasons why you may have been asked to get Divorce Certificate Authentication Legalization or Divorce Certificate Apostille. Whatever the reason, we can help.
Global Affairs Canada Divorce Certificate Authentication Rules
Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section can authenticate an original or a certified copy of a Divorce Certificate issued by the provincial court where the divorce application was filed. It’s important to remember that you will need the spelling of the name of the court official who signed the Divorce Certificate. If you are unable to confirm the spelling of the signature on the certificate, you can contact the court that issued it they will assist you with this. To help get you started, you can find links to all the provincial court websites on our Document Authentication Resources page.
How to get a Divorce Certificate for Authentication and Legalization
As an alternative to using your original documents we can authenticate a certified copy made by a Canadian notary public. Some of our clients prefer to keep the originals for future use. If you need help with this ask us about our Notary Services. As an alternative, or of you have misplaced the original, you may be able to request that the court issue a new divorce certificate for the authentication and legalization process. You can find the links to the provincial court houses on our documents resources page.
Divorce Certificate Legalization – Attestation At The Embassy Consulate
The second step of Divorce Certificate 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 or processing times that change often. But not to worry, our divorce certificate legalization services will take care of all of that. We make sure it gets done correctly and meets your timeline. After the Divorce Certificate 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 Divorce Certificate
If you have been asked to get a Divorce Certificate Authenticated and Legalized or Apostilled, you may have other documents like a Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, or Power of Attorney that also require authentication and legalization. We can help you authenticate and legalize these and other documents when you use our Quick & Easy Verification on our home page.
Now that we have helped confirm that you have the correct type of Divorce Certificate, you are ready to begin the Divorce Certificate Authentication and Legalization process also known as Divorce Certificate Apostille Certification. Find out how easy it is using our services!
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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.
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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.
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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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