The most common documents from British Columbia that we authenticate at Global Affairs Canada are what are called vital statistics documents. As an example a Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate are vital statistics documents. Depending on why you may be using your vital statistics document will answer the question of whether you need to use an original or if maybe a notarized copy will be suffice. If you do need to use an original many of our clients find it easier to order a new one for the process which is easy to do online.

Here is where you can order a new BC Birth Certificate, BC Marriage Certificate, BC Death Certificate for authentication and legalization:

BC Birth Certificate Authentication Legalization

BC Marriage Certificate Authentication Legalization

BC Death Certificate Authentication Legalization