Degrees Diplomas Apostille Authentication Legalization

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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Yes, for $50 per document I want a Notarized copy for processing.

My document contains a language other than English or French. Send me a fee quote for translation services.

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Yes, for $15 per document I want a digital scan of the Authentication & Legalization stamps sent to me by email

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Authentication Service

Validating a Canadian document for international use is a 2 step process. For the first step choose the ALSC Authentication Service that best suits your timeline and budget. As Global Affairs Canada’s temporary rules make it impossible for any service provider to offer same day Authentication, for now we will only be offering our 3 and 10 business day services. To help, we have introduced our ALSC Smart Choice Service to make our Authentication service the most convenient in Canada but more importantly saving you money. When choosing your service make sure you Click the amount of documents you need Authenticated.

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Economy 10 Business Day - $100 for up to 10 documents

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Standard 3 Business Day - $125 for 1st document + $25 per additional document

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ALSC Smart Choice 3 Business Day - $175 for 1st document + $25 per additional. We do it all with FedEx pickup & delivery included within Canada. An $80-$150 Value! Convenient & Saves you money!

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Embassy Fee

The Embassy charges a fee per document which varies per country and sometimes by document type. When required in secured funds a standard $10 money order charge will be added. With some countries we will need to confirm the fee. If you do not see your country listed choose the world icon. Make sure to Click the number of documents you selected for Legalization.

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Albania

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Austria

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Algeria Corporate

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Australia

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Bahamas US$

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Brazil

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Bulgaria 1 Business Day

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Bulgaria 3 Business day

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Chile US$

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China Personal 4 Business day

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Colombia US$

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Dominican Republic Corporate US$

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Ecuador Corporate US$

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Germany Birth, Marriage, Death

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Germany Other documents

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Honduras US$

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Iraq US$

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Israel

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Mexico

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Panama US$30 + $2 per additional page

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Ukraine Corporate 1 Business day

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UAE Personal AED$150

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Embassy Legalization Service

Legalization at the embassy consulate is the second step. Processing times vary and are in addition to the authentication time. Make sure you Click the number of documents for Legalization that matches the number of documents you selected for Authentication.

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Ottawa Embassy $125 1st document + $25 per additional

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Outside Ottawa Embassy $175 1st document + $25 per additional. Outside Ottawa embassies include Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Italy, Oman, Spain, UAE

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ALSC Easy Shipping Solutions

Once your document is completed it needs to get back to you or wherever it needs to go. Simply choose the shipping solution that 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.

I chose the ALSC Smart Choice 3 Business Day Authentication FedEx pick up & delivery within Canada included

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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Thank you for using the Authentication Legalization Services Canada Inc. (ALSC) quote estimator we look forward to providing you a free no obligation quote for services. This estimate is an approximation and is not guaranteed or promised by ALSC. The estimate is based on information provided by the client and the requirements of Global Affairs Canada and the various foreign countries that may change without notice. Actual cost may or will change once all the project elements are finalized with the client. Prior to any changes of cost, the client will be notified.

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