Teacher Certificate – Education Degree Authentication Legalization
Congratulations on getting your new foreign teaching assignment. After 20+ years of assisting educators for such countries as the UAE or Qatar we understand moving to a new country and 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 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 what some countries call attestation. 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 Authentication Rules
As we have seen, after 20+ years of providing service to Teacher’s, 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 has a feature that will allow you to upload the certificate to 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.
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 Lawyer, Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths. 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.
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 or 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.
But not to worry our legalization services will take care of all of that making sure it gets done correctly and meets your time line. After your document has 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, giving you peace of mind to concentrate on the next steps in your big move, knowing all is being done correctly and on time to secure your teaching assignment abroad.