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, India, 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.
From the moment you contact us, using the 5 steps below, until your documents complete the international validation process, we will keep you updated. You will always know where your documents are, and you’ll be able to go pick them up at our service center where you made your drop off. Alternatively, we can ship it wherever it needs to go in the world using one of our shipping partners.
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, on the 29th floor of 1 Place Ville Marie, 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
Before going to the Montreal ALSC Service Center you need to follow these 5 steps:
- First of all, give one of our friendly specialists a call toll-free at 1-800-336-1132 or use our Request a Quote to let us know more about your document.
- After having spoken with us, or received your Request a Quote, we will present your different options for our authentication and legalization services.
- This will also allow one of our specialists to highlight any of the embassy requirements that may be needed to prepare your document for legalization at the embassy consulate.
- Once we have confirmed your service options, you will be ready to drop off your document, forms and any extra requirements at our Montreal Service Center. By using the Google Map above, you will be able to take advantage of our free FedEx priority overnight shipping from our service center where they will be waiting for you.
- Now we do our part and you can relax. We will keep you up to date and we will let you know when your documents complete the authentication and legalization process. After this you will be able to pick your document up at our Montreal Service Center, it’s that easy. The best part of this is that our services are guaranteed that your Canadian document will be received internationally or as the equivalent of an Apostille.
Once you complete the initial steps you can then go to our Montreal service center at the convenient time you have chosen for your appointment to drop off your document, forms and any other requirements that maybe need to authenticate and legalize your document. The same applies for your document when it’s completed, it will be ready for pick up at your convenience. Feel free to use the above picture of the building as well as a map of the area as references. Remember these, save the address in your phone, or take a picture of the screen shot of our page to make everything easier once you get closer to sending us your package.
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.
Are you close to Montreal, and need your documents validated for international use? Click below to start your process with the Montreal apostille, authentication and legalization experts ALSC.