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
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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.
Argentina fee to be confirmed
Italy fee to be confirmed
Consultation with an expert one of the benefits before choosing ALSC
Give us 1 hour to receive your request and one of our friendly agents will be waiting for your call at your scheduled appointment, from anywhere in North America call 1-800-336-1132 or 011-613-226-1001 from outside North America.
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.
Yes, I want to save $70-80 in FedEx shipping fees and drop off & pick up at an ALSC Service Center
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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