Power of Attorney Authentication Legalization or Power of Attorney Apostille
For personal or commercial reasons you may be asked to provide a Power of Attorney that will be used in a foreign country. In order for it to be accepted as legal it must be authenticated and legalized. The validation process of Power of Attorney Authentication Legalization may also be called Power of Attorney Apostille or Attestation in other countries but is recognized as the equivalent. If you have been asked to have a Power of Attorney Apostille it is from a country that has signed the Hague Convention. Following the Canadian two step process will make it acceptable in those countries.
We have be helping people authenticate and legalize their Power of Attorney for over 20+ years for countries such as the Netherlands, Spain, USA and Poland where it is called Apostille or the UAE and Saudi Arabia where it is known as Attestation-Legalization. Authenticating your Power of Attorney international document with us is easy, let’s start with getting your Power of Attorney ready for Global Affairs Canada.
Is your Power of Attorney ready for Authentication?
For Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section to authenticate a Power of Attorney it must first be notarized by a Lawyer. Most Canadian Lawyers in your local area should be able to assist you with this step. In addition to the Power of Attorney you will need to bring government issued identification like a passport. When you meet with the Notary they will examine your identification to confirm your identify, have you swear to this verbally, then to complete the process you will sign the power of attorney in their presence. Now you are ready for the first step of Authentication that takes place at Global Affairs Canada here in Ottawa.
Global Affairs Canada Power of Attorney Authentication Rules
Often the Power of Attorney may not be in one of Canada’s official languages English or French. If the case Global Affairs Canada requires a translated version that has been prepared by a certified translator and further notarized. If you need translation services simply let us know we can assist you with this step. Current processing time for Power of Attorney Authentication with Global Affairs Canada is 20 business days dealing directly using our service we can shorten it to 1 business day see all your Power of Attorney authentication service options.
All other Canadian legal documents must be signed by a Canadian Notary or Commissionaire of Oaths in order for us to authenticate them at Global Affairs Canada. If you need help with this ask about our Notary Services for your Canadian Power of Attorney so that it can begin to be authenticated and legalized for use in a foreign country.
Legalization – Attestation At The Embassy Consulate
The second step of Legalization takes place at the embassy consulate of the country where you are going to be using it. Most embassy consulates are located here in Ottawa and charge a fee to provide document legalization services. In addition some have other requirements to legalize a Power of Attorney or processing times that change often. But not to worry our document legalization services will take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your time line. After the Power of Attorney has been authenticated and legalized we can return it back to you or anywhere in the world it needs to go using one of our document shipping made easy solutions or using your preferred delivery method.
Additional Documents you may need Authenticated and Legalized
If you have been asked to get a Power of Attorney Authenticated and Legalized or Apostilled you may have other documents like a notarized copy of a Passport, Birth Certificate, Incorporation Documents that may require authentication and legalization. We can help you authenticate and legalize these or see more documents using our Quick & Easy Verification on our home page.
Now that we have helped confirm the requirements for your international Power of Attorney, you are ready to begin the Power of Attorney Authentication and Legalization process also known as Power of Attorney Apostille Certification, we understand this is an important international matter for you our experience and expertise is here to help.