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Document Apostille, Document Authentication, Document Legalization process made easy with Legalization Service Centre Canada

Document Apostille, Document Authentication, Document Legalization process made easy with Legalization Service Centre Canada

You’re excited about relocating to a new country for a new job or maybe you’ve been accepted to the school of your dreams in another country.  Or maybe you’re trying to do business in a foreign country, and you get asked for an Apostille…

What’s that?

Don’t worry, it’s nothing to stress about and at Legalization Service Centre Canada we help people just like you get this question figured out every day.

The first thing to know is that an Apostille is a way to authenticate something like a Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Degree, Power of Attorney, Incorporation Certificate, etc.  Back in 1961, multiple nations convened and agreed to terms outlined in the Apostille Hague Convention, in which they established a shortened process for the validation and legalizing of documents for use in other countries.

But…  Canada has not signed the agreement yet, and therefore does not issue Apostille certificates. There’s no such thing as an Apostille Canada.

So, what does that mean if someone is asking for a document apostille?  The answer is: Canada has an equivalent document authentication and document legalization process that will be accepted in any country.

In Canada, we call the “Apostille Certification process” by another name – Authentication and Legalization.  It’s the exact equivalent of the Apostille process and is recognized by all countries who have signed the Hague Apostille Convention.

Going through this process is doable on your own, but with our help it’s much easier.  Here are just a few reasons why:

WE KNOW THE PROCESS – We’ve done this thousands of times for our clients.  We know what’s needed, when it’s needed and where it needs to be.  That alone can save you precious time and energy!  Whether it’s confirming the embassy requirements or knowing where to find the best notary, we can help.

STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE – We’ll be there through the entire process to answer all of your questions and make sure you’re following the proper procedures for expedited authentication and legalization.  From making sure you have the right documents, to securing the fastest shipping, and then confirming receipt at the destination, we’ll handle all of the details.

The bottom line is that when it comes to such an important and time sensitive process, it’s nice to know you have an expert in your corner.  At Legalization Service Centre Canada it’s our mission to ensure your documents are properly authenticated and legalized in a timely manner.  Our team will help expedite the verification process, and make sure your documents reach the destination country in which it will be used.

So, if you are looking for Authentication and Legalization Services in Canada, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

UAE Embassy Attestation Service

Ramadan: Document Authentication, Document Legalization, and Document Attestation during this holy fasting month.

Ramadan: Document Authentication, Document Legalization, and Document Attestation during this holy fasting month.

People practicing Islam all over the world are welcoming the holy holiday  – Ramadan or Ramzan – from May 5th, until June 4th. This is an important and major holiday for all Muslims, as it is deeply rooted in their faith, by being one of the Five Pillars of Islam. People will be fasting during this time: eating and drinking is not allowed from dawn to sunset. Iftar (the breaking of the fast) occurs after sundown, and this routine is upheld until the Eid al-Fitr, which is a celebration of the end of Ramadan and marks the closure of the holy fasting month.

Now, how does this holiday affect the document attestation and document legalization services in Canada?

As this is a very important religious holiday, many private and public institutions will have limited hours of operation during the month. The UAE Embassy in Ottawa, the Qatar Embassy in Ottawa, the Kuwait Embassy in Ottawa, the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa, and the respective consulates, are just some of the services that will be affected. It may be harder to contact the embassies at this time, and delays are to be expected.

Clients can rest assured, however, that although there might be a delay in the processing of your documents, we at the Legalization Service Centre are experienced with Authentication of documents, Legalization of documents, and Attestation of documents process in Canada. We will get your marriage certificates, birth certificates processed without any delays. The certified translations, and all of your Global Affairs Canada authentication of documents needs will be done in no time. We will ensure that they are ready to be used overseas in the Middle East. For further information on authentication and legalization services in Ottawa, please contact us and we will help you start your paperwork as soon as possible.

Source of the image: TimeOut AbuDhabi

Embassy of Qatar in Canada

How to Attest Documents for A Qatar Work Visa

As one of the fastest developing countries in the Middle East, Qatar is one of the top destinations for skilled workers from around the world. Over the last two decades, Qatar has grown their skilled labor force tremendously because of their strict immigration policies, allowing only the best foreign talents to help shape its future.

Of the many countries that Qatar seeks new workers from, Canada tops the list because it is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world with an emphasis on fields like engineering and education that are in high demand in Qatar. Because the relationship between Qatar and Canada has grown over the last several decades, there is quite a bit of paperwork shared back and forth.

Before your Canadian documents such as Canadian Degrees, Birth Certificate, Powers of Attorney, Transcripts, etc. can be accepted in Qatar, they must go through a rigorous validation process. In Qatar, this process is known as attestation although in other countries you might know the process as apostille.

In Canada specifically, the process is referred to as authentication or legalization because the country did not sign The Hague Apostille Convention.

Additional Materials You’ll Need

Because Qatar is such a sought-after working destination, those that wish to secure their employment in the country will have to go through a few extra steps and provide additional documents compared to other countries’ laws. In addition to the ordinary frees, payments, and original degrees or diplomas and transcripts from the university, people going through the attestation process will need to contact their university and request additional materials sent directly to the embassy in Qatar.

Without obtaining these additional required documents, you won’t be able to complete the attestation process in Qatar. Before getting started, we recommend that you know all of the dimensions of your degree to ensure that the shipping and delivery process goes smoothly.

The Qatar embassy in Canada will only accept original degrees and documents which can be challenging if your original prints are large and delicate as they could be damaged during the legalization process for Qatar.

Attestation Occurs in Two Places

First, you will need to have all of your relevant documents authenticated at Global Affairs Canada. After you complete that stage, you can then have your documents legalized at the Qatar Embassy in Canada.

The first stage ensures that your documents are legitimate in which you will receive a stamp of approval that the Embassy of Qatar will then recognize as it attests (legalizes) them to give you final approval before entering the country.

We’re Here to Help

When traveling to work in a different country on the other side of the world, jumping through hoops and dealing with the various governmental agencies can become confusing and stressful. If you ever need assistance with your documents or have any general questions regarding this process you can contact the Legalization Service Centre, and we’ll help save you weeks of processing time and make the process easy as we will get your documents authenticated by the Global Affairs Canada and get them attested by the Qatar Embassy in Canada.