Teacher Certificate – Education Degree – TESOL Authentication Legalization
Congratulations on getting your new foreign teaching assignment! After over 20 years of assisting educators for countries such as the UAE, Qatar or with TESOL Certificates for China, we understand that moving to a new country and starting a new job comes with its challenges. That’s why our experienced team is here to ensure that your documents qualify with your new employer. When accepting your new position either your recruiting agency or new employer may have asked you to provide your Diploma, Degree, Transcripts and/or Marriage Certificate if your spouse is joining you. In addition, to ensure the documents are valid for acceptance, they will have asked that you have each document authenticated and legalized or apostilled / attested. What does that mean for you? Let’s start with the first step of authentication that takes place at Global Affairs Canada located here in Ottawa.
Global Affairs Canada Teacher Certificate / TESOL Authentication Rules
As we have seen after over 20 years of providing service to Teachers, certificates can come in all shapes and sizes. This can make it difficult for us to determine if you have the correct one without first seeing it. To help with this please feel free to use our quote request as it will allow you to upload the certificate for one of our experts to review. If you are not sure whether your education document meets the requirements for authentication, not to worry, our consultation will make sure that it does.
The majority of education documents such as a provincially issued Teaching Certificate, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate or Professional Designation Certificates, to name the most common, must be notarized or made into notarized copies in order for them to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section. However, there are many TEFL and TESOL certificates that Global Affairs Canada cannot authenticate even if they have been notarized. This is because not all institutions which issue these certificates are recognized by the Canadian government. Click here to see which TEFL and TESOL certificates are valid for authentication at Global Affairs Canada after they have been notarized.
Global Affairs Canada can authenticate a Canadian University Degree and Transcripts from an institution recognized by the provincial Ministry of Education. All must be signed and have an embossed seal by the university or college. The original can be authenticated or a notarized copy made by a Canadian Notary Public. If you need assistance with this ask us about our Notary Services. We can make a certified copy for degree authentication to save stamps and signatures on your original degree. To save valuable time from the Global Affairs Canada current processing time of 20 business days, see more about our teacher certificate or degree authentication service options to speed up the process to as quick as 1 business day.
Teachers Certificate Attestation – Legalization At The Embassy Consulate
The second step of Attestation / Legalization takes place at the embassy consulate of the country where you are going to be teaching. Most embassy consulates are located here in Ottawa and charge a fee to provide document legalization services. In addition, some have other requirements and processing times that change often. For some countries official transcripts may also be required. These must be signed by the University Registrar’s office and sent directly to the consulate in order for them to legalize your degree.
When you use our legalization services we take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your timeline. After your documents have been authenticated and legalized we can return them back to you or forward them on to your new employer using one of our document shipping made easy solutions or using your preferred delivery method.
As Canada’s first provider of authentication and legalization services we look forward to assisting you and giving you peace of mind to concentrate on the next steps in your big move. When you use our service you can know that all is being done correctly and on time to secure your teaching assignment abroad.
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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.
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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