Congratulations, you finished your Bachelor’s in Canada and want to study for a Master’s in another country, or maybe you finished your Master ‘s and want to continue onto a PhD at a university outside Canada. Over the years we have helped thousands of Canadians that want to continue their studies abroad. Our services have also assisted international students that have studied in Canada and want to continue their studies in their home country or another country. Whether it’s getting your documents ready for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, The Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy and Spain we can assist you. Talk with one our experienced agents about where and what country you are planning on attending university so we can begin to get you ready to continue your education regardless of where you want to go.
What you need to know about Canadian University Degree authentication and legalization
Before leaving Canada you will be asked to authenticate and legalize various documents for the university application process. The most common types are your Degree, Transcripts, Diploma, Police Check, Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate if your spouse is coming with you. We understand that it can be a confusing and time consuming process not to worry we are here to make the process easy for you. To help clarify what is involved and how we can help let’s talk about the authentication and legalization process.
University Degree Authentication at Foreign Affairs Canada for International Students
Step one is authentication at Global Affairs Canada located in Ottawa. If your Degree, Diploma, Transcripts or Certificate has been issued by either an accredited Canadian University or accredited College, Foreign Affairs can authenticate the original document, or as an alternative they can authenticate a notarized copy. The same applies to your Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate, given that the document is issued by Vital Statistics. For information on how to order a Vital Statistics document click here. If you prefer not to authenticate and legalize the original documents, we can make notarized copies for you ask us about our notary services.
How to get the correct Canadian police check to study abroad
Foreign Affairs can authenticate your original Police Check with finger print verification issued by the RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa. All other Police Checks, this includes RCMP Police Checks issued by the local RCMP outside of Ottawa, will need to be notarized. We are able to assist you with this to make the process as easy for you as possible. Foreign Affairs can authenticate your documents in usually 15-25 business days when you deal with them directly. We can shorten this to either 1, 3 or 10 business days to assist you meeting your timeline. Once your documents are authenticated they are ready for the next step, which is legalization at the Embassy either in Ottawa or outside of Ottawa. This will depend on where you attended university in Canada but not to worry one of our experienced agents will help you confirm your requirements during your consultation.
Legalization of a University Degree or Transcripts at an Embassy in Canada – What you need to know
Every Embassy has its own requirements when it comes to legalizing educational documents. If the requirements are not met, this could result in non-processing or other unnecessary delays. Embassies sometimes have different speeds of legalization which can influence your timeline. With our consultation, we can assist you in choosing the right speed that will meet your specific needs. With more than 20 years of experience, we guarantee that your documents will be prepared properly so that the University abroad will have no problems accepting your application. Depending on the country legalization may also be called Apostille or Attestation but is accepted as the equivalent.
If you need Apostille, Attestation, Authentication or Legalization services for your Canadian documents to continue university abroad we can help.
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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.
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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.
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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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