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Can ALSC help me validate my U.S. Property Sale Deed Documents for use in the U.S.A. using the Authentication and Legalization process in Canada also known as an Apostille?

For over two decades the ALSC team has been helping individuals and land title professionals across Canada and the United Sates making the land transfer process efficient and easy as possible for our clients has been our goal. Selling or buying a property can be stressful enough without another complicated international legal process to navigate. […]

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How long does it take to Authenticate and Legalize my Property or Deed Documents before I can use them in the United States?

In order for a property or Deed document to be valid for use in the United States it first must be Authenticated by Global Affairs Canada here in Ottawa. Due to the current times they have limited their service to only mail in although Authentication Legalization Services Canada has been one of the few firms […]

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Should my land titles documents be prepared in a special way for the Authentication and Legalization process?

We cannot advise you on the style or content of the documents that is best left for your land and legal professionals to advise you on, What we can say is that each document should be stapled or the pages bound in some way so that they do not come out of order or otherwise […]

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Where can I find a Canadian Notary to witness my U.S. Property or Deed Documents for the process?

Finding a Canadian Notary has never been easier if you have Google or Yahoo to do the searching for you. Simply do an online search for a Notary located closest to you for convenience or more importantly one who meets your budget, since each one will have different fees. Simpler yet, you or someone close […]

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Can ALSC help me with the shipping of my property documents for Authentication and Legalization when finished to my land title professional in the United States?

Yes, shipping documents internationally is a big part of our service so to make this easier for you we have teamed up with our shipping partners Purolator, Federal Express (FedEx) and UPS for your national and international delivery needs. Whether you want it sent to our office for processing, back to you or onto your […]

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Where to order a Canadian Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Marriage Search Letter, Name Change Certificate from a Provincial and Territorial Vital Statistics for Authentication and Legalization.

If you need to order a new one for the Authentication and Legalization process below are links for the Canadian Provincial Vital Statistics Offices that instruct you how to order a new Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Marriage Search Letter, Name Change Certificate. When ordering most Provincial Vital Statistics Offices have an option to have the document delivered to us at ALSC headquarters in Ottawa. Many of our clients choose this option […]

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Where to order a Certificate of Divorce, Estate documents, Judgement or other Court Documents from a Federal, Provincial or Territorial Court for Authentication and Legalization.

Please find below links for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial courthouse locations to assist you in obtaining certified copies or confirming details, such as the signature on your legal document. They will be able help with obtaining Court Documents for the Authentication and Legalization process such as a Certificate of Divorce, Judgement, Will, Estate document to name a few. When ordering most Courts can have the […]

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Where to order Federal Corporate documents from Corporations Canada for Authentication and Legalization.

To order federal corporate documents for the Authentication and Legalization process you will need to contact Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Using the link below Corporations Canada will instruct you on how to order certified copies of your federal incorporation documents such as Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Compliance, Certificate of Good Standing, or Certificates of Existence before sending them to our […]

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Where to order Provincial Corporate documents from the Provincial Corporation Branches’ for Authentication and Legalization.

To order provincial corporate documents for the Authentication and Legalization process you will need to contact the appropriate Provincial Corporation Branch. Choose the respective Provincial Corporation Branch below they will instruct you how to order certified copies of your provincial incorporation documents such as Articles of Incorporation, Certificates of Status or Good Standing before sending them to our office: 

Alberta 
British Columbia 
Manitoba 
New Brunswick 
Newfoundland and Labrador 
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Where to order an Export Certificate, Certified Manufacturers’ Declaration, Certificate of Free Sale, Health Attestation Certificate or Pet Health Certificate issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for Authentication and Legalization.

To obtain one of the above certificates from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the Authentication and Legalization process you will need to use the link below for more information on the steps on how to obtain the specific certificate that you require: 

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) 

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Where to order a Copyright Registration Certificate, Industrial Design Registration Certificate or Trademark Registration Certificate from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for Authentication and Legalization.

To obtain one of the above certificates from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for the Authentication and Legalization process you will need to use the link below for more information on the steps on how to obtain the specific certificate that you require: 

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) 

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Where to order a Canadian Certificate of Origin for Authentication and Legalization.

Only a Certificate of Origin signed and sealed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce can be Authenticated by Global Affairs Canada as issued. Certificate of Origins issued by a local Chamber of Commerce must be Notarized by a Canada Notary before being accepted for Authentication by Global Affairs Canada. Click the link below for more information on […]

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Where to order a Citizenship Certificates issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for Authentication and Legalization.

To obtain a Citizenship Certificate from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for the Authentication and Legalization process you will need to use the link below for more information on the steps on how to obtain one: 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 

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Where to order a Canadian College or University Degree, Diploma, Transcripts or other Education Institution Letters for Authentication and Legalization.

To obtain a replacement Degree, Diploma, Transcripts or other Education Institution Letters from a Canadian College or University for the Authentication and Legalization process you will need to use the link below for the appropriate university registrars office that you attended: 
Where to request British Columbia University Degree, Transcripts for Authentication and Legalization: 
University of British Columbia  

Simon Fraser University  

University of Victoria  

British Columbia […]

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Where to order an international Canadian Criminal Record Check issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for Authentication and Legalization:

If you are currently in or outside Canada and need an RCMP criminal record check we can help. The agency we work with can assist you from anywhere in the world to obtain one and send the RCMP certificate directly to our office to speed the police check authentication process. The fingerprinting agencies that can help you obtain a criminal record for […]

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Where to order a Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP Certificate), Drug Establishment Licence, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), International Trade Certificate, Medical Device Licence or Site Licence from Health Canada and Consumer Health Products Canada for Authentication and Legalization.

Health Canada 

Consumer Health Products Canada 

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Where to order a Language School Certificate in Canada for Authentication and Legalization.

Below are the 3 recognized  Language Schools in Canada for Authentication and Legalization.:

Languages Canada 

TESL Canada 

TESL Ontario 

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General Authentication of Document requirements for Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section will only accept Canadian signatures. The contents of the document are not reviewed or approved by them. That said it may not be possible to Authenticate a particular document if the content is misleading or believed that it is to be used for a fraudulent purpose. You will be advised by Global Affairs Canada if this […]

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Adoption Document requirements for Authentication at Global Affairs Canada

Anyone who has gone through the process of adopting a Child internationally knows it involves a long list of official supporting documents that must be provided. In addition, many if not all of these documents need to be Authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and then Legalized at the Embassy of the country you are adopting from. With such an intensive process it’s important to ensure your adoption papers meet the requirements of Global […]

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Apprenticeship and Trade Certificate Authentication requirements for Global Affairs Canada

Each year Canadian professionals with Apprenticeship and Trade Certificates leave to find new work in foreign countries and to do so they first need their qualifications Authenticated at Global Affairs Canada. Any Canadian Apprenticeship or Trade Certificate needs to be Notarized by a Canadian Notary before it can be Authenticated. 

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Bank Document Authentication requirements for Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada can Authenticate all types of Canadian Bank documents for use internationally such as Bank Statements or Financial Records for Personal or Corporate reasons. To Authenticate bank documents Global Affairs Canada requires that they be Notarized by a Canadian Notary. Foreign bank documents cannot be authenticated and must follow the rules of the country where the bank does business. 

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Birth Certificate Authentication requirements for Global Affairs Canada

Original Canadian long form Birth Certificate issued by the Office of Vital Statistics of the relevant province/territory can be Authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. This does not include Birth Certificates issued by a religious institution. Some of our clients have the plastic, wallet-sized versions of their Birth Certificate which unfortunately can not be processed. If this is you not to worry you can easily order the correct type of Canadian Birth Certificate for Authentication on our Document Resources […]

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Burial & Cremation Document Authentication requirements for Global Affairs Canada

In order for a Burial or Cremation Document to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada it first must be Notarized by a Canadian Notary. In addition, you must also provide a copy of the Death Certificate issued by one of the provincial or territorial statistics office. Common Burial or Cremation Documents that require Authentication at Global Affairs Canada include: 

Burial Permit 
Cremation Certificate 
Coroner’s Certificate 
Funeral Home Documents but not a Proof of Death […]

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Business or Corporate Document Authentication requirements for Global Affairs Canada

Corporate Certificates issued by Corporations Canada that have an original signature and seal do not need to be Notarized before Authentication at Global Affairs Canada. Any other Canadian Business or Corporate Document requiring Authentication at Global Affairs Canada needs to be Notarized by a Canadian Notary. Although not often it does happen that a Canadian Business or Corporate Document is not in either English or French […]

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Attestation or Certificate Authentication requirements for Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada has the official signatures of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on file so Attestation or Certificates do not need to be notarized in order for them to be Authenticated. These would include: 

Export Certificates 

Certified Manufacturers’ Declarations  
Certificates of Free Sale and Health Attestations 
Certificates issued by CFIA 

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