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Apostille in Canada

Apostille Service in Canada

Who Does Apostille in Canada?

The Apostille Service is usually offered by a Canadian legal entity that facilitates and assists Canadians and non-Canadians with an Apostille process in Canada. The Legalization Service Centre is the Canadian legal entity that offers reliable Apostille Service in Canada. The Apostille is placed as a stamp or an additional page with certification attached to the Canadian documents so that these documents can be legally used in foreign countries. The Apostille was established in 1961 in Hague, Netherlands in order to abolish the requirements of legalization process for foreign documents.

If you need to get your documents Apostilled in Canada, please contact our office and we will explain you the steps for securely obtaining the Apostille. In Canada, the Apostille service normally requires the following two steps:

  1. Authentication of documents by the Canadian Federal Government Authority – Department of Foreign Affairs.
  2. Authentication or legalization of documents by the Embassy or Consulate in Canada.

We cover both steps so you do not need to worry much about it.

What Documents Require the Apostille Service?

Usually, all Canadian documents require Apostille if they are intended to be used outside of Canada. The documents such as birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates, educational documents, criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates, powers of attorney, deeds, corporate documents and many more.

We have vast experience in document services in Canada so you can be assured that everything we receive from you will be properly and safely handled and processed in accordance with the international laws and regulations. Beside Apostille, we offer notary services, translation services, international shipment services and visa services.

Apostille Stamp

Apostille Stamp on Canadian Documents

The Apostille stamp is a confirmation that the document was legally issued by the Government. The Apostille stamp is placed on the documents when they are required to be used in foreign countries. The Apostille stamp is usually issued by the certain governmental authorities and notaries by attaching the certification page to the original document.

The Apostille stamp or how it is called in Canada – Authentication stamp is issued by the Federal Government Authority located in Ottawa, Ontario. Once the authentication stamp was applied to the document, the document is required to be further finalized by the Embassy or the Consulate before it can be exercised in foreign countries.

How we can assist you?

Our company has an exceptional experience in document Apostille, Authentication and Legalization services in Canada. We have processed hundreds of Canadian documents for use outside Canada.

In order to get an Apostille stamp or authenticate your documents, simply courier them to our office in Ottawa, and upon receiving we will take care of the rest. Please click here to read the Google Reviews posted by our customers.

Please follow this link to read more about Apostille process in Canada: https://legalizationservicecentre.ca/apostille-process-canada/

Apostille Process in Canada

Apostille Process in Canada

Apostille is a confirmation that the signature of the authorized officer on the document is genuine and legal. The Apostille is usually stamped on government issued documents as well as on documents that have been certified by the notaries. Once the Apostille was applied, the document can be now legally and officially used in foreign countries that are signatories of the Apostille Convention.

The following documents are typically required to get apostilled on them if they are intended to be used abroad: Birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates, diplomas, degrees, transcripts, Criminal record background check (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates, notarized corporate documents, powers of attorney, deeds and so on.

How to get a Canadian document Apostilled?

In order to obtain an Apostile on a Canadian document, first of all you will need to make sure that your documents are eligible for this process. In fact, not every document can be Apostilled.

Our office provides Apostile services for Canadian documents. So, please contact us by phone, email, fax and we will be happy to Apostile your Canadian documents so that you can use them in foreign jurisdictions legally. For us it will take less than two business days to Apostile the documents. The only thing you need to do is to courier your document to our office in Ottawa.

Once we receive your documents, we will take care of the rest.

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Apostille in Canada

How to Obtain Apostille in Canada

The Canadian documents that are intended to be used in foreign countries, for personal or business affairs, must go through two steps authentication and legalization of documents process to ensure that they are valid and accepted abroad. This pertains to Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates, Degrees, Criminal Record Check Certificates, Powers of Attorney, Commercial Invoices, Certificates of Origin to mention a few.

Another commonly used method to make the documents valid in foreign countries is to obtain an Apostille stamp on them, which can be done in any country that has signed the Hague Apostille Convention.

What’s meaning of an Apostille?

Are you relocating to another country for a job or school? Seeking to do a business in an international market? Your prospective hiring manager, institution or other authorities may have specifically asked to get an Apostille on your Canadian documents. This takes place when making use of the important Canadian documents internationally. At Legalization Service Centre many people are looking for an Apostille information in Canada. If you’re trying to get an Apostille for your Canadian documents, we can help you. However, it is necessary to note that the Apostille process is only utilized by certain countries.

What Exactly Does Apostille Mean?

Since 1961, about 112 countries have signed the Apostille Hague Convention, which set up a shortened procedure for validating documents to be used in some countries. The purpose of the Hague Convention is to remove the necessity for the legalisation of international public documents. Unfortunately, Canada did not join this Convention, and for this reason doesn’t issue Apostille certificates.

Here in Canada, the Apostille Certification procedure is known as Authentication and Legalization process. For those who have been asked to get an Apostille Stamp on the Canadian documents, it is obviously not possible. But you should not be worried about this as Canada’s Authentication and Legalization procedure is sort of equivalent for this Apostille process, and the documents can be accepted by all countries that signed the Hague Apostille Convention.

What are the steps equivalent to Apostille?

The two steps procedure equivalent to Apostille involves first authenticating your document at the Federal Government Authority in Canada. The Government Authority examines documents to ensure that the seal and signature of the official on your document is genuine. They also validate the position associated with the official who has the authority to carry out, issue, or approve your document to ensure that it may be recognized in another international jurisdiction. For your documents to be considered, the Federal Government Authority’s requirements have to be observed or the documents might probably not get authenticated.

Our professionals will make sure that your documents meet the Governments requirements. So, please do not be worried and let us help you with the authentication process for your Canadian documents.

Please visit this webpage for more information: https://legalizationservicecentre.ca/how-authenticate-documents-canada/

Once your documents have been authenticated, it is a time for the legalization of documents. The legalization of Canadian documents means that the appropriate diplomatic representative of the country where the documents will be used, has approved documents to be used in its country.

Please visit this page for more information about legalization of documents in Canada: https://legalizationservicecentre.ca/legalization-of-documents/