What Documents We Legalize
Canadian Document Legalization Steps
Why can’t I just get a document Apostilled instead?
Authentication and legalization, two unique and separate steps, are required for Canadian documents due to the fact that Canada is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, which was first signed by many other countries in 1961. Therefore, there is no Canadian Apostille, at least not in an official capacity.
Will the lack of an Apostille option cause trouble for me?
No. There are perfectly legal and authorized workarounds to the Hague Apostille Convention and Canada’s lack of a signor status. The process is more or less the same: Authentication of documents through appropriate governmental organizations followed by legalization through the Consulate or Embassy of the destination country.
Does the Legalization Service Centre work with Global Affairs on my behalf?
Yes, there’s no need to worry about that! One of our highly experienced and knowledgeable agents can appear in person on your behalf at Global Affairs Canada. What’s more, not only can they appear for the initial authentication process but also at the Embassy or Consulate of the destination country for the legalization process. We also actively monitor the progress of your document validation to ensure timely completion.
Is provincial authentication required?
No. In fact, we advise against it. Global Affairs Canada will not validate documents that do not bear their own signatures – not just anyone can sign! This means you can skip the provincial authentication step.
So, attestation and legalization mean the same thing?
That’s right! These are merely two different ways to describe the same standardized process, so you have nothing to worry about. Attestation is a term that you might hear in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries, but it’s the same thing so don’t let it confuse you.
Why should I choose the Legalization Service Centre?
Your documents deserve the informed, knowledgeable attention of a trained professional. There is no room or time for error when it comes to getting such important things legalized for use in other countries. To avoid trouble overseas and streamline your travels with peace of mind, trust in our team to handle your documents with care and attentiveness. We’ll follow their status the whole way and ensure everything is filled out properly. Feel free to reach out to our team today to learn more about our standards of excellence, rush service, and more.
Useful Information About Apostille, Authentication and Legalization of Documents Process
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