Documents for getting married outside Canada

Congratulations you found the right person and the perfect place to marry it’s an exciting time and we want to ensure you are prepared. When getting married outside Canada you will be required to provide certain documents before attending for your wedding in your destination country. In addition to the documents you will need to have them validated by an Apostille Certificate or an Authentication and Legalization stamp. In Canada the process for validation of documents for marriage overseas is first authentication by Foreign Affairs Canada DFATD here in Ottawa and then legalization by the respective countries embassy you are going to be married in. Once this two step process of authentication & legalization has been completed your documents will be valid for use in that country and be recognized as the equivalent to an Apostille Certificate.

How to have your Canadian document accepted for marriage overseas

To help you further most embassies recommend if getting married in their country that you first make contact with them to confirm your specific requirements and eligibility which we strongly recommend. Once you have contacted the embassy and clarified your eligibility our 20+ years of experience assisting clients getting married in such countries as Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Greece, Jamaica, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, St Maarten, St Lucia, United Arab Emirates UAE or anywhere outside Canada is at your service.

As the procedure and time needed for validation and the gathering of the required documents for marriage outside Canada can be an overwhelming task at such a busy time we will take the necessary steps to ensure you will be prepared and stress free. To find more information about the apostille, authentication or legalization of Canadian documents for marriage outside Canada contact Authentication Legalization Services Canada. Canada’s first and foremost authentication and legalization service at 1-800-336-1132 toll free in North America or .

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