ALSC India

Canadian Documents for use in India; New Attestation Rules Effective October 2018

As of October 2018, ALSC will only be able to provide limited support for the authentication and legalization of Canadian documents for use in India. This is due to changes at the High Commission of India in mid-October, 2018, which have introduced jurisdictional rules on Canadian documents that need to be used in India. In other words, Canadian documents that need to be used in India will need to be legalized at the appropriate consulate of the region in which you reside. Prior to this change most documents could be processed through the Indian High Commission here in Ottawa. Additionally, each Indian consulate has different requirements that need to be met before they will legalize your document and in some cases authentication stamps from Global Affairs Canada will not be accepted by the consulates for legalization. However, as initially mentioned we will be able to provide basic assistance with this process and in some cases can still provide authentication and legalization services of your Canadian documents for use in India. Keep these changes in mind prior to processing your Canadian documents for use in India. Feel free to contact our head office for any questions or concerns about your Canadian documents that need to be used in India.

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