Are you planning on some activities in a foreign country and have been told to authenticate and legalize an affidavit for use outside of Canada? In the simplest terms, an affidavit is a letter in which you attest that you are who you claim to be and that you are eligible for something. This sworn written statement made under oath is then verified by a notary public.
The acceptance of an affidavit in any form by one society does not confirm its acceptance as a legal document in other jurisdictions. In order to be valid in a foreign country, an affidavit has to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and legalized in the embassy of the target country. See our FAQ section below for more information on the affidavit apostille, authentication and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to affidavit authentication & legalization, also known as document apostille or document attestation. Our services include document notarization, obtaining certified true copies and getting supporting documents or certified translations.
Affidavit authentication (a.k.a apostille or attestation) is performed by Global Affairs Canada to certify the validity of the signature, the authority of the signature and identify the stamp or seal on the affidavit certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated affidavit officially recognized in another country, you need to go through the process of document legalization which involves submitting documents at the appropriate embassy or consulate. Leverage our expertise to have it done in an accurate and timely manner.
The following are answers to the most common questions we get about affidavit authentication & legalization in Canada.
An affidavit is a verified statement made under oath and is required for court proceedings.
If an affidavit either notarized or authenticated will also include a caption that will reference to judicial proceedings. An introductory clause, called a preamble, may also be added and is used for attesting that the affiant personally appeared before the authenticating authority.
Affidavits are written in either the first or third person. If in the first person, the document's component parts are usually as follows:
Here at DAC, our document authentication and legalization services start at C$90 per document. Bulk order discounts and faster processing prices are also available.
If any of the documents do not meet the proper form, miss supporting documents or otherwise fail to meet the requirements, your documents may be declined authentication and/or legalization. In this case, the processing time will take longer subject to you having to resupply the documents in full compliance.
Document Authentication Canada thoroughly checks the requirements for each specific case to make sure you don't pay double. We also deliver your documents to both Global Affairs Canada and your Embassy in Ottawa in person which greatly speeds up the process. See our service packages for further details.
We pride ourselves on offering the best service in Document Apostille, Document Attestation, Document Authentication and Document Legalization.
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