ALSC Service Center – Montreal’s Apostille Authentication Legalization Office
ALSC are Canada’s first authentication and legalization specialists; the Canadian process considered the legal equivalent to an Apostille stamp or what is also known as Attestation. Our Montreal service center is just one of the reasons to choose us to help you validate your Canadian document for use internationally. Specializing in the authentication and legalization of Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Degrees from Concordia or McGill for example, as well as corporate documents issued in Quebec for use internationally is our primary focus.
Whether you work for a corporation or live in and around Montreal and need to get your document authenticated and legalized, ALSC’s Montreal Service Center can help you. When you use one of our Canada-wide Service Centers you get free FedEx overnight shipping to our National Headquarters in Ottawa, a cost savings to you. This gets your documents within minutes of Global Affairs Canada where authentication takes place and within reach of all the embassies where the second step of legalization happens.
The ALSC Montreal Service Center can have your Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Degree or corporate document validated for international use in a matter of days. We can authenticate your document at Global Affairs Canada the same day your document gets to our Ottawa Headquarters on our priority service speed. This will save you the 20 business days it would normally take should you send your documents yourself to Global Affairs using their mail in service. Please note that the authentication at Global Affairs Canada is not the same as a provincial authentication. Most of the embassies or consulates for countries such as Argentina, China, Kuwait, Mexico, the Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, the UAE and the USA only accept the federal authentication from Global Affairs Canada to legalize documents. Once you become our client, our experts will ensure that your document will have the proper authentication for it to be accepted by the embassy consulate. If you’re still a little confused by the process no need to worry, that’s why we’re the experts, we are here to answer all your questions. As pioneers in the industry, everyone here at ALSC is proud to admit that we have listened to our clients from the Montreal region and that is why we opened a service center to serve you better. With our guaranteed process, it’s easy to validate your Quebec document for international use, whether it be a Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Degree, or practically any other type of personal or corporate document, although some rules do apply. It’s also important to note that some of you may have been asked to get an Apostille for your Canadian document, this will be from a country who has signed the Hague Apostille Convention which is a newer method of validating documents for use internationally. Canada has not signed the Apostille agreement, so it continues to use the original process of authentication and legalization, but not to worry it is accepted in each country as an equivalent process, so your Canadian document will be accepted in an Apostille country once it has been authenticated and legalized.
Avoid stress and save time with your Canadian documents by hiring the ALSC authentication and legalization professionals to help you with the processing of your document for use internationally. These are only some of the advantages of using our services for your international document needs. Our specialists and our service centers located across Canada are here to help.
Before going to the Montreal ALSC Service Center you need to set up an appointment by following these 5 steps:
- First call us toll free at 1-800-336-1132 to speak to a friendly experienced specialist at our Ottawa national headquarters or use the Service Quote Request to tell us more about the documents you need processed.
- After our specialist has spoken to you or after reviewing your Service Quote Request, we will provide you with the service options available for your request, tailored to your specific needs.
- This will also allow the specialist you have spoken to, to provide you with any requirements for authentication and legalization to ensure that your documents are prepared and meet the requirements of Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy of the country in which you will be using the documents.
- Once you have confirmed your service options we can then set up an appointment for you to drop off your documents and ALSC order forms at the Authentication Legalization Services Canada –Montreal Service Center Suite 1100 at 1200 McGill College Ave, Montreal QC H3B 4G7. They will be waiting for you at the Montreal Service Center to ship the documents overnight to our national headquarters in Ottawa, where the documents will be processed.
- Now we do our part keeping you updated at every step via email. Upon completion of the process we let you know when you can pick up your completed documents at our Montreal Service Center, it’s that simple. Best of all it’s guaranteed!
If you are unable to pick up your documents at the Service Center or prefer that we instead send them somewhere else, then simply let us know. We can ship your legalized documents to any destination worldwide via one of our shipping partners. We look forward to helping you make your documents ready for international use.
Once you have completed these five steps, come to our service center at your scheduled appointment time. Below is a photo of the front of the building as well as a map of the surrounding area. Make sure to remember these or take a screenshot on your phone to make it easier to find our service once you’re nearby.
Where to find the Montreal ALSC Apostille Authentication Legalization Service Center
The ALSC Service Center is located in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in suite 1100 at 1200 McGill College Ave, Montreal QC H3B 4G7 situated close to McGill University and only a few minutes away on foot if you work or live in downtown Montreal, Chinatown, Little Burgundy or Milton Park. It’s also easily accessible by subway for our clients who reside in Longueuil or Laval. To give you idea of how close we are to you see the travel times below, they are based on the estimates provided by Google Maps:
Less than 10 minutes away on foot from the Peel, Bonaventure, McGill University, and Square Victoria subway stations
10 minutes away by car from the Harbour Front
18 minutes away from Longueuil
30 minutes away from Laval
Get A Quick Quote
Simply answer a few quick questions and one of our friendly experts will reply with a personalized email on how we can help or call 1-800-336-1132
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Personal or Corporate
Are you using the Canadian document internationally for Personal or Corporate use?
Validating a Canadian document for international use is a 2 step process. For the first step choose the ALSC Authentication Service that best suits your timeline and budget. As Global Affairs Canada’s temporary rules make it impossible for any service provider to offer same day Authentication, for now we will only be offering our 3 and 10 business day services. To help, we have introduced our ALSC Smart Choice Service to make our Authentication service the most convenient in Canada but more importantly saving you money. When choosing your service make sure you Click the amount of documents you need Authenticated.
The Embassy charges a fee per document which varies per country and sometimes by document type. When required in secured funds a standard $10 money order charge will be added. With some countries we will need to confirm the fee. If you do not see your country listed choose the world icon. Make sure to Click the number of documents you selected for Legalization.
Argentina fee to be confirmed
Italy fee to be confirmed
Embassy Legalization Service
Legalization at the embassy consulate is the second step. Processing times vary and are in addition to the authentication time. Make sure you Click the number of documents for Legalization that matches the number of documents you selected for Authentication.
ALSC Easy Shipping Solutions
Once your document is completed it needs to get back to you or wherever it needs to go. Simply choose the shipping solution that 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.
I chose the ALSC Smart Choice 3 Business Day Authentication FedEx pick up & delivery within Canada included
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
I Will Provide Shipping
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Estimated Fees Not Including Taxes
Thank you for using the Authentication Legalization Services Canada Inc. (ALSC) quote estimator we look forward to providing you a free no obligation quote for services. This estimate is an approximation and is not guaranteed or promised by ALSC. The estimate is based on information provided by the client and the requirements of Global Affairs Canada and the various foreign countries that may change without notice. Actual cost may or will change once all the project elements are finalized with the client. Prior to any changes of cost, the client will be notified.
The right to individual privacy is a matter our firm takes very seriously. Please be assured that the private information provided by our clients or collected by our staff is held in the strictest confidence. ALSC also complies with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).