Translation Services Authentication Legalization Services Canada

We still hear from our clients that they were not aware of the Global Affairs Canada authentication requirement for the translation of foreign language documents or more importantly that ALSC offers this service by employing a certified pool of Canadian translators. A few years ago Global Affairs Canada implemented a rule that any document needing authentication that is not in one of Canada’s official languages, being English or French, will need to be translated by a certified Canadian translator. After which it will then need to be further sworn by a Canadian notary, another key service ALSC offers its clients. As a result of Global Affairs Canada rule changes the translation of foreign language documents has become an important step in the authentication and legalization process, which is at the core of the specialized services that ALSC offers.

Global Affairs Canada Authentication Requirements for Foreign Language Documents

To talk more about the process of Canadian authentication of foreign language documents once the notarized translation is completed it then needs to be presented, with the original Canadian notarized foreign language document, to Global Affairs Canada here in Ottawa. After reviewing the original document, with its translation and confirming that they meet requirements, the original notarized foreign language document will then be authenticated by a Global Affairs Canada Authentication Officer. After which the translation will then be returned, which you should keep for your records, as well as the authenticated foreign language document. The foreign language document will be affixed with the Global Affairs Canada authentication stamp and the signature of the authentication officer who authenticated the document. Most of the foreign language documents that we translate for the authentication process are Powers of Attorney or Agreements, some of them maybe written in dual languages (Canadian official and foreign) which as per the Global Affairs Canada rules must be also be signed and certified by a Canadian translator. The other option is to have it notarized by a Canadian bilingual notary who speaks both languages and states this fact on the document further swearing to its accuracy.

Once the authentication of the original foreign language document is completed it is then ready for the second step in the process which is called legalization, or Apostille in some countries, which takes place at the embassy consulate for the country in which you intend to use your document. This can be another confusing step since the embassy consulate usually has rules depending on the type of document as well as fees which change often or can be challenging to understand. Not to worry though, with over 25 years of experience with the authentication and legalization process in Canada, ALSC is here to help you validate your foreign language document for international use.

Need translation services for authentication at Global Affairs Canada? ALSC can help you!

To get started with the translation of your foreign language document for the authentication and legalization process in Canada is easy. All we require is a scan of the original Canadian notarized foreign language document for review as fees are determined by a per word basis. In the rare case where we are unable to assist because of the availability of a translator in the language required for your document we will quickly let you know. In most cases we will be able to help, responding back with our quote for translation services with the required notary fee and the authentication and legalization service fees to complete the process. We look forward to helping you using our years of experience providing translation services for foreign language documents for the Canadian authentication and legalization process, get started by clicking the request a quote button below.

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Additional Services

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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 Monday through Thursday. 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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Algeria Personal

Argentina fee to be confirmed

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Australia

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Bahamas US$

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Belgium

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

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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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China Personal 3 Business day

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China Personal 2 Business day

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Colombia US$

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Costa Rica US$

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Croatia

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Czech Republic

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Dominican Republic Corporate US$

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Dominican Republic Personal US$

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Ecuador Corporate US$

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Ecuador Personal US$

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Germany Birth, Marriage, Death

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Germany Other documents

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Greece

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Honduras US$

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Iraq US$

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Israel

Italy fee to be confirmed

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Kazakhstan US$

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Kuwait Corporate

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Kuwait Personal

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Mexico

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Netherlands

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Panama US$30 + $2 per additional page

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Peru Corporate

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Peru Personal

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Philippines

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Poland

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Portugal

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Qatar Personal

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Romania

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Russia

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Spain

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Turkey

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Ukraine Corporate 1 Business day

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Ukraine Corporate 3 Business day

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Ukraine Personal 1 Business day

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Ukraine Personal 3 Business day

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UAE Personal AED$150

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UAE Corporate AED$2000

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United States US$

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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.

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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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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.

The right to individual privacy is a matter our firm takes very seriously. Please be assured that the private information provided by our clients or collected by our staff is held in the strictest confidence. ALSC also complies with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).


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