In Canada, the Apostille Certification process is referred to as Authentication and Legalization. If you have been asked to get an Apostille Stamp for your Canadian document, do not worry. Canada’s Authentication and Legalization process is the exact equivalent of the Apostille process, and is recognized by all countries who have signed the Hague Apostille Convention.
Apostille & Authentication Legalization Validates Documents Internationally
The 2-step Apostille equivalent process involves first authenticating your document at Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section here in Ottawa. So what does that mean? Good question, Global Affairs Canada examines documents to make sure that the seal and signature of the official on your document is authentic. They also confirm the position of the official who has the authority to execute, issue, or certify your document so that it can be recognized in another foreign jurisdiction. To qualify Global Affairs Canada Authentication Requirements must be observed or it may result in delays or the document not being authenticated. Don’t worry about this, if you are using our service, we guarantee document authentication. One of our experts will review your document to make sure that it meets Global Affairs Canada authentication requirements. We understand like any government process it never seems fast enough, but we have a solution for this. To see how to save up to 20 business days from Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section current processing time, check out your options using our document authentication services.
To complete the Apostille equivalent process document legalization takes place at the countries Embassy in Canada. Like Global Affairs Canada each country has specific requirements that must be followed. We keep up on the requirements, as they change often, to save any delays see more about our Document Legalization Services. Once we help satisfy all the requirements for Document Authentication at Global Affairs Canada and Legalization at the Embassy it will allow you to officially use your document in that foreign country.
ALSC is here to ensure your document is properly authenticated and legalized in a manner equivalent to an Apostille. Our experts will help expedite the verification process, and can even send your document to the destination country in which it will be used. If you have any questions at all about the Authentication and Legalization process in Canada, or how it compares to an Apostille Seal Certificate, click the request a quote button below to speak with one of our friendly experts.