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Incorporation Certificate Authentication Legalization also called Apostille or Attestation

Canadian registered companies may need to provide corporate documents for use outside Canada to conduct international business. If this is the case for you it’s important to keep in mind that any Canadian corporate document must be authenticated and legalized before it can be accepted as valid in a foreign country. The validation process of Incorporation Certificate Authentication Legalization in Canada may also be called Attestation or Incorporation Certificate Aposille in a country that has signed the Hague Convention. Canada has not signed the Hague Convention and uses the original process recognized as the equivalent.

Do You Have The Correct Corporate Document For Authentication?

Canadian Corporations are often asked to do this for such reasons as: doing business in another country, opening a foreign subsidiary, providing Canadian residency letter for tax agreement purposes, or to give authority to work on the corporation’s behalf in that country. Whatever the reason it’s important to make sure you have the correct type of corporate document such as a Certificate of Incorporation, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Amalgamation, Certificate of Good Standing, Director’s Resolutions, CRA Certificate of Residency or Representation Agreements to name a few. Below are Federal and Provincial examples of a Certificate of Incorporation for the Incorporation Certificate Authentication Legalization process in Canada.

Global Affairs Canada Incorporation Authentication Rules

In all cases Global Affairs Canada requires corporate documents to be notarized or a certified copy made by a Canadian Notary Public. If you require notary assistance we can make certified copies of original corporate documents for you. Ask us about our Notary Services.

If you are not sure if your corporate document meets the requirements of Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section, feel free to send us a scan copy using our Quote Request for review. Our consultation will guarantee that it does. Our authentication service saves 20 business days from Global Affairs current processing time. See more about your incorporation certificate authentication service options.

Incorporation Certificate Legalization At The Embassy Consulate

The second step of  Incorporation 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 for Incorporation Certificate Legalization or to legalize a corporate document with processing times that change often. When you use our service, our corporate document legalization services will take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your timeline. After the corporate document 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.

Additional Documents You May Need Authenticated And Legalized

If you have been asked to have Corporate Documents Authenticated and Legalized or Apostilled you may have other documents like a notarized copy of a Passport or Commercial Power of Attorney that may also require authentication and legalization. We can help you authenticate and legalize these and more documents speak with one of our friendly agents about yours.

Now that we have helped confirm the requirements for your corporate documents, you are ready to begin the Incorporation Certificate Authentication Legalization process also known as Incorporation Certificate Apostille Certification. We understand this is an important international matter for you our experience and expertise is here to help!

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