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Authentication of Documents

What is Apostille?

The Apostille in Canada is a confirmation that the documents have been obtained legally and therefore can be recognized by the countries that are signatories of the Hague Apostille Convention. Since Canada is not a member of this convention, all Canadian documents must undergo the authentication and legalization services that replace the Apostille process.

When you need to use these Canadian documents in countries that require Apostilles, you’ll be asked to present them with an Apostille stamp. The stamp is required whenever such pieces of information cross borders, in order to validate their legitimacy.

The Apostille in Canada process would require the documents to be stamped by the federal government in the form of the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector. The facility in question is located in Ottawa, and it can take up to 20 business days for them to process your request. Exceptions include if you appear in-person at their office.

How we can help

The Legalization Service Centre team have helped many Canadians with securing their Apostilles necessary for travel to other countries. We’re proud to regularly fulfill the Apostille Stamp on Canadian documents requirements by going through officially verified authentication and legalization services in Canada’s Capital. This process involves local government in addition to foreign embassies and consulates collaborating together to determine the legitimacy of the documentation in question. Otherwise, many individuals fail on their own due to the various requirements for authentication – requirements that vary depending on the destination country in question.

Our team has processed hundreds of Canadian documents for use in Europe, Latin and South America, the Middle East, and countries such as Russia and China. We authenticate documents with full compliance, in accordance with Canadian and International laws and regulations. Consisting of highly skilled professionals who are accuracy-driven and passionate about doing things by-the-book, the Legalization Service Centre will make sure that your Canadian documents will be accepted in foreign jurisdictions without any reservations!

The LSC can authenticate and legalize the following documents:

With over five years of success and practical experience in document Apostille, authentication and legalization, we’re glad to help make your next international adventure one to remember for the right reasons. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Steps for Document Apostille in Canada:

  • Prepare the documents for the authentication process. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Contact our office and our dedicated experts will help you prepare your documents accordingly.

  • Send the documents to our office: LSC, 440 Laurier Ave. W., Suite 219, Ottawa, ON, K1R7X6

  • Receive the authenticated and validated documents back from us. Safe travels!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hague Apostille Convention?

The Hague Apostille Convention was established in 1961 to streamline the international immigration and travel process. It’s since been implemented by several countries around the world to establish the same prerequisites for students, outsourced workers, and others. The Apostille is seen as the penultimate official seal of approval, therefore verifying the validity of the document in question.

Why isn’t Canada part of the Hague Apostille Convention?

In 1961, Canada did not register as a signor of the agreement in question. This means that while an Apostille is still required in many other countries, the process of getting your documents validated differs. The end result is the same, regardless: An official stamp confirming the legality of the information in question. In other words, the name of the term switches to authentication and legalization and the process changes a bit, but there is no difference otherwise.

Is working with Global Affairs an easy process?

It depends on how prepared you are in advance as well as how complicated the nature of your documentation is. For example, a work permit for a citizen from Mexico will need to be validated by the Canadian and Mexican governments. If you’re a citizen of Canada then the process can be much simpler – you might even get your stamp more quickly, especially if you visit in person.

Why should I work with the experts?

Put anyone in front of a fake Apostille stamp, and they can “validate” the document in question. This is a risk you don’t want to take as governmental bodies will know right away whether your stamp is a forgery or not. There are also scrupulous companies out there who charge exorbitant fees for document validation. Working with a professional authentication and legalization expert who goes through the government directly to complete the job is by far the safest option.

What other documents can be Apostilled through the LSC?

In addition to the aforementioned documents, the following can also be authenticated and legalized with the help of our expert team:

  • Degrees and diplomas
  • Secondary and post-secondary transcripts
  • Supply chain documents
  • Pension documents
  • Tax residency documents

Can I get a document Apostilled more quickly?

Yes. Our very own rush service can take care of that for you. This option is capable of getting your documents fully authenticated and legalized in as little as two business days. If you’re running tight on time or weren’t expecting an Apostille as a requirement prior to upcoming travel, don’t worry – we’re happy to help.

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