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Vancouver Authentication Legalization Services

Vancouver Authentication and Legalization Services also called Apostille is what we have specialized in for 30 years, helping people to use their Canadian document internationally worry free. Whether it’s Apostille or Authentication Legalization of a British Columbia Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, University Degree, Power of Attorney, Police Check or Corporation Certificate our experts have worked with all types of documents. Our services are easily accessible if you live in Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Coquitlam or anywhere in British Columbia, we make it easy for you.

Global Affairs Canada Authentication of British Columbia Documents

Although we do have an Authentication Legalization Service Center in Vancouver all federal authentication of documents is completed here in Ottawa. This is because Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section has only one office and that’s where it’s located. Not to be confused, there is a British Columbia provincial authentication of documents office located in Victoria but it only authenticates documents that have been issued in British Columbia. They are conveniently located close to our Victoria Authentication Legalization Service Center. It’s important to know that most embassies require the federal authentication of document stamp issued by Global Affairs Canada to legalize your document or to be the equivalent of an Apostille. There are two countries who currently require the British Columbia authentication stamp only, and if using our services we will advise you if this is the case for your document.

Depending on the type of document that you have Global Affairs Canada has certain requirements that have to be followed in order for it to be authenticated. These authentication requirements can change but not to worry our experts, who work with them daily, will make sure your document qualifies and is authenticated on time, guaranteed. If you are not sure whether your document is the correct type for Authentication at Global Affairs Canada, not to worry, our consultation will confirm it.

Vancouver Notary Services for Apostille Authentication Legalization – Do I need a Notary for the process?

To clear up some confusion, as there seems to be a lot of misinformation on the subject, in most cases you do not need a Vancouver notary or a BC notary to sign your document in order for it to be authenticated and legalized or what some countries call an Apostille. Truth of the matter is that most documents qualify using the signature of the authority who issued it. Further to this in some countries you can only use the original document issued by the authority so a notary is not required. What it may do is add extra cost and time to an already costly and lengthy process for some. If a notary is required in order to authenticate your document one of our experienced experts will advise you, but to be clear usually a notary is not required. Trust Canada’s experts who specialize in these matters to make sure it gets done on time and budget for you.

Document Legalization Vancouver Embassy Consulate – Help from The Experts

The Final step in making your document valid for use in a foreign country is that it needs to be signed and stamped by the embassy consulate. This process is called legalization and is required for a document to be the equivalent of an apostille. If you are in Vancouver, you can attend at some of the consulates to do this step yourself, but remember they may have requirements and charge a fee. To make sure you get it all correct if doing it yourself you may want to make contact with them.  To help you we have listed some of the Vancouver Embassy Consulates below. Of course we would still be happy to handle the authentication stage for you if you are doing the legalization step yourself. Most of our clients prefer that we provide both steps and being that the legalization step at the embassy can be the most difficult step our expertise comes in handy. Using our services guarantees a stress free process as we keep you updated on any requirements or extras that you may require with having your document legalized at the embassy consulate.

To get quick and easy apostille, authentication, legalization services in Vancouver is simple. We know because we have done the hard work for you.

Our corporate document authentication and legalization specialists are the best in the country with a wide knowledge of the particular documents required for doing business in a foreign country. If your firm has been asked to provide a corporate document in a foreign country there is a good chance you will be asked to have it authenticated and legalized or what some countries will call Apostille. If you need assistance with this give us a call we can walk through the steps that are required to have your corporate document recognized in a foreign country.

You can do this process yourself, currently the processing time for Global Affairs Canada is a minimum of 15 business days to authenticate a document if you are using their mail in service. The advantage of using our in person service is that we can authenticate a document in 3 or 10 business days depending on how quickly you want it done to meet your timeline. Unlike Global Affairs Canada we keep you updated from start to finish to make sure you know what’s going on with your document. If dealing with Global Affairs Canada directly and there is any issue with your document it will take 15 business days before they can help you due to their work loads. As most of our clients need it done quickly and correctly our service is an easy choice.

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Authentication and Legalization of educational documents has been a specialty of ALSC and over the past 30 years its been a great pleasure assisting those looking for work abroad. If this is you we know that the task of moving and working in a new country can be challenging enough without working through the web of official documents that you need. After consulting with one of our specialist we will help clarify what you need to do to meet the requirements. Some of our clients do need to request originals from their University Registrar and if that’s the case for you see the below links to help.

Where to request British Columbia University Degree, Diploma, Transcripts for Authentication Legalization:

University of  British Columbia Degree, Transcripts Authentication Legalization

Simon Fraser University Degree, Transcripts Authentication Legalization

University of  Victoria Degree, Transcripts Authentication Legalization

British Columbia Institute of Technology Diploma, Transcripts Authentication Legalization

Thompson Rivers University Degree, Transcripts Authentication Legalization

Trinity Western University Degree, Transcripts Authentication Legalization

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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

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Vancouver Embassy Consular Contact Information

  • Australia  1075 West Georgia Street,  Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3G2, Canada Tel (604) 694-6160 Fax (604) 684-1856
  • Austria  595 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2T5, Canada Tel (604) 687-3338 Fax (888) 665-4615
  • Barbados  19984 – 76th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V2Y 1S1, Canada Tel (604) 533-4622 Fax (604) 533-4622
  • Belgium  166, West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1R8, Canada Tel (604) 879-7782
  • Belize  P1 – 1250 Blackwood Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V4B 3T9, Canada Tel (604) 531-2212 Fax (604) 648-9095
  • Brazil  666 Burrard Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2X8, Canada Tel (604) 696-5311 Fax (604) 696-5366
  • Burkina Faso  1185 West Georgia Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4E6, Canada Tel (604) 688-0788 Fax (604) 688-0778
  • Chile  1250 – 1185 West Georgia Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4E6, Canada Tel (604) 681-9162/307-2245 (24h) Fax (604) 687-0624 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • China  3380 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3K3, Canada Tel (604) 734-7492, (778) 238-0003 (24h), or (604) 731-6863 Fax (604) 737-0154 or (604) 736-4343
  • China  288-1338 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6H 2E6, Canada Tel (604) 734-0704 Fax (604) 734-0311
  • China  2215 Eddington Drive,Vancouver, V6L 2E6, Canada Fax (604) 738-1801
  • Colombia  1090 West Georgia Street, Suite 1340,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3V7, Canada
  • Costa Rica  1611 Evelyn Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 3S9, Canada Tel (604) 983-2152 Fax (604) 983-2152
  • Cote d’Ivoire  48-4100 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6N 3M2, Canada Tel (778) 241 7922 Fax (604) 266-6529
  • Cyprus  435 Donald Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V3K 3Z9, Canada Tel (604) 936-2268 Fax (604) 936-2168
  • Czech Republic  112-118 Homer Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 6L5, Canada
  • Denmark  101 – 245 Fell Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 2K1, Canada Tel (604) 982-8892 Fax (604) 985-2855
  • El Salvador 938 Howe Street, Suite 411,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1N9, Canada Tel (604) 732-8142 Fax (604) 696-0038
  • Estonia  570-1285 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4B1, Canada Tel (604) 683-3000 x 105 Fax (604) 662-3457
  • Finland  1188 West Georgia Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4A2, Canada Tel (604) 688-4483 Fax (604) 687-8237
  • France  1130, West Pender Street, Suite 1100, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4A4, Canada Tel (604) 681-4345 Fax (604) 681-4287 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Germany  World Trade Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E1, Canada Tel (604) 684-8377/218-1390 (18h to 24h) Fax (604) 684-8334 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Greece  500 – 688 West Hastings Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1P1, Canada Tel (604) 681-1381 (604)721-6077 or 925-2039(24H) Fax (604) 681-6656
  • Greece  2574 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Guinea  404-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E2, Canada Tel (604) 641-1393 x 510
  • Hungary  1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 4Y6, Canada Tel (604) 730-7321 Fax (604) 730-7339 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Iceland  940 Younette Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7T 1S9, Canada Tel (604) 922-0854
  • India  325 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1Z7, Canada Tel (604) 662-8811 Fax (604) 682-2471/682-3556 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Indonesia  1630 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 1A6, Canada Tel (604) 682-8855 Fax (604) 662-8396
  • Indonesia  1300 – 1500 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, V6G 2Z6, Canada Tel 778-373-4916 Fax 604-685-1520
  • Ireland  210-837 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M6, Canada Tel (604) 683-9233 Fax (604) 683-8402
  • Italy  510 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1L8, Canada Tel (604) 684-7288, or (604) 688-0809 Fax (604)685-4263 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Japan  1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2K9, Canada Tel (604) 684-5868 Fax (604) 684-6939
  • Jordan  950-789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 1H2, Canada Tel (604) 685-9200 Fax (866) 285-8886
  • Korea, Republic  1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3V7, Canada Tel (604) 681-9581/2 Fax (604) 681-4864
  • Korea, Republic  780-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, V6C 3E1, Canada Tel (604) 683-1820 Fax (604) 687-6249
  • Lesotho  555 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1Z5, Canada Tel (604) 681-9887 Fax (604) 681-8087
  • Lithuania  1088 Salsbury Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5L 4A7, Canada Tel (604) 999-1904 Fax (604) 874-4180
  • Luxembourg  Suite 1100-925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3L2, Canada Tel (604) 408-5616 Fax (604) 408-5637
  • Malaysia  1805-111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4M3, Canada Tel (604) 685-9550 Fax (604) 685-9520
  • Malta  1880 – 1066 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3X1, Canada Tel (604) 688-7861 Fax (604) 688-0426
  • Mauritius  1453 Laurier Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 1Z2, Canada Tel (604) 520-1013 Fax (604) 520-1413
  • Mexico  1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2K3, Canada Tel (604) 684-3547, 684-1859 Fax (604) 684-2485 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Mexico  200 Granville Street, Vancouver, V6C 1S4, Canada Tel (604) 682-3648 Fax (604) 682-1355
  • Mexico  United Kingdom Building 409 Granville Street, Suite 658, Vancouver, V6C 1T2, Canada Tel (604) 669-2845 Fax (604) 669-3498
  • Monaco  PH-2225 Twin Creek Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7S 3K4, Canada Tel (604) 925-0210/cell 862-6878 Fax (604)-925-0210
  • Mongolia  c/o Heenan Blaikie LLP, 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2E9, Canada Tel (604) 891-1194 Fax (866) 591-8103
  • Montenegro  1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2K3, Canada Tel (604) 608-1766 Fax (604) 608-1744
  • Netherlands  595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7X 1C4, Canada Tel (604) 684-6448 Fax (604) 684-3549
  • New Zealand  888 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3K4, Canada Tel (604) 684-7388 Fax (604) 684-7333
  • Norway  1480 – 1188 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4A2, Canada Tel (604) 682-7977 Fax (604) 682-8376
  • Pakistan  Suite 1400 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1L8, Canada Tel (604) 569-1415 Fax (604) 569-2180 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Peru  505 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7X 1M3, Canada Tel (604) 662-8880 Fax (604) 662-3564 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Philippines  700 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1G8, Canada Tel (604) 685-7645 / (604) 613-0942 (24h) Fax (604) 685-9945
  • Philippines  675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, V6B 1N2, Canada Tel (604) 682-5770 Fax (604) 692-0887
  • Poland  1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2K3, Canada Tel (604) 688-3530/688-4730 or 988-4062 (24h) Fax (604) 688-3537
  • Portugal  925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3L2, Canada Tel (604) 688-6514, 806-0990 Fax (604) 685-7042
  • Romania  555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7X 1M8, Canada Tel (604) 633-0986 or (604) 369-3286 (24h) Fax (604) 633-0757
  • Russia  212-475 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2X6, Canada Tel (604) 559-7877 Fax (604) 620-5009
  • Senegal  555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7X 1M8, Canada Tel (604) 684-5356 Fax (604) 443-5001
  • Serbia  7411 Vantage Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 4J5, Canada Tel (604) 940-3535 Fax (604) 946-5418 Email sends e-mail)
  • Singapore  1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2M6, Canada Tel (604) 622-5281 Fax (604) 685-2471
  • Slovak Republic  289 Abbot Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2K7, Canada Tel (604) 682-0991 Fax (604) 682-0991 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Slovenia  595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7X 1J5, Canada Tel (604) 905-8599 Fax (604) 938-9409
  • Solomon Islands  Suite 500 – 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3P6, Canada Tel (604) 638-6548 Fax (604) 637-9616 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • South Africa  1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3C9, Canada Tel (604) 688-1301 Fax (604) 688-8193
  • Spain  1035 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 3A3, Canada Tel (604)687-8153
  • Sri Lanka  55 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1A1, Canada Tel (604) 646-3556
  • Sweden  1188 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4A2, Canada Tel (604) 683-5838
  • Switzerland  World Trade Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3E1, Canada Tel (604) 684-2231 Fax (604) 684-2806 (24h)
  • Syria  1040 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4H1, Canada Tel (604) 608-4220 Fax (604) 682-3161 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Thailand  1040 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3Z3, Canada Tel (604) 687-1143 Fax (604) 687-4434
  • Thailand  1009-1166 Alberni Street, Vancouver, V6E 3Z3, Canada Tel (604) 687-6400 Fax (604) 683-6775
  • Tunisia  885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3H1, Canada Tel (604) 687-5700 Fax (604) 687-6314
  • Uganda  1361 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1C6, Canada Tel (604) 687-6631 Fax (604) 687-5724
  • Ukraine  938 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1N9, Canada Tel (604) 331-2505 Fax (604) 331-2515
  • United Kingdom  1111 Melville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3V6, Canada Tel (604) 683-4421 Fax (604) 681-0693
  • United States of America  1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4E9, Canada Tel (604) 685-4311 Fax (604) 685-5285, 685-7304
  • Uruguay  595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7X 1C4, Canada Tel (604) 664-5828 Fax (604) 664-5838 Web is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Venezuela  1101-1030 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2Y3, Canada Tel (604) 998-8080 Fax (604) 630-2111 Internet is external) Email sends e-mail)
  • Vietnam  605 Robson Street, Suite 800, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5J3, Canada