ALSC North York Authentication Legalization Service Center, Now Open for Business!
Thousands of documents are processed in Canada every year for use in foreign countries. Whether it’s a Canadian birth certificate, marriage certificate, degree, police check or corporate document our newly opened ALSC North York service center is ready to assist you with your international documents.
The process of document Authentication and Legalization is not always easy and as the pioneers of this industry, we at ALSC are always looking for ways to make the process simpler for our clients. A large part of this involves being receptive to customer needs and feedback. It is no surprise that Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is one of the busiest cities in terms of documents. In our continuing efforts to provide the highest quality service in our industry to high volume cities across Canada, we are pleased to announce the opening of our third service center in the Greater Toronto Area, located in North York.
Authentication at Global Affairs Canada and legalization at the embassy consulate can take an incredibly long time without our service. One of the many ALSC advantages is the speed with which we can process your documents on your behalf at Global Affairs and at foreign embassies, especially with our priority service that will save you 20 business days. However, before we can authenticate and legalize your documents we must first receive them. As such, the number one question from our clients is almost always concerning shipping. Post offices can be a hassle and there are often long wait times to be expected. This can make sending and receiving documents very frustrating for some of our clients especially if they are already in a rush to meet a deadline. Therefore, it is often the most stressful part of the process for our clients and now our new North York service center will save you that trouble.
All documents processed through our ALSC service centers receive priority courier service. This ensures that your documents are delivered as quickly and securely as possible to our Ottawa head office and when they get returned to you. Using our service centers prevents any delays and unforeseen circumstances that can take place at post offices, both for us and for you! If your documents need to be shipped elsewhere, not to worry! We can ship your document anywhere in the world via one of our shipping partners.
It’s also important to keep in mind that if you have been asked to get an Apostille for a Canadian document it will need to be authenticated and legalized. An Apostille is another process for validating documents for use internationally. It’s used by countries that have signed The Hague Convention. As Canada has not signed the agreement it still follows the original process of authentication and legalization. Both the process of Apostille and Authentication Legalization are accepted as the equivalent in the respective countries. Save yourself a stressful and time consuming trip to the post office and use the professionals ALSC for fast and easy authentication legalization through our trusted service centers across Canada.
Before going to the North York 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 – North York Service Center Suite 200- 5700 Yonge Street, North York, ON M2M 4K2 They will be waiting for you at the North York 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 North York 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.
Our new service center in North York is located at 5700 Yonge Street, Suite 200 North York, ON. It is across the street from a Tim Horton’s and the Finch subway stop. Below is a picture of the front of the building. We recommend taking a screenshot of it on your phone to make it easier to find our service center once you arrive in the area. The ALSC North York authentication and legalization service center is convenient for those living in Scarborough, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby. The travel times as estimated by Google Maps are listed below:
25 minutes from Scarborough
24 minutes from Vaughan
24 minutes from Markham
34 minutes from Pickering
37 minutes from Ajax
45 minutes from Whitby
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Personal or Corporate Document
Are you using the Canadian document internationally for Personal or Corporate use?
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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