A certificate of origin attests that the product listed therein is to be legally considered as originating from the country where the certificate is issued. To be considered eligible by a customs authority of the importing country it is often subject to authentication and legalization in Canada. The process of official certification of the document is often called apostille or document attestation in some countries.
Before a certificate of origin can be authenticated an legalized it needs to be notarized or certified by the local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade. The requirements for the attestation of a certificate of origin are country-specific. Contact us to find the requirements for your specific country or see our FAQ section below for more information on the certificate of origin apostille, authentication, and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to certificate of origin 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.
Certificate of origin 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 certificate of origin.
To have an apostilled or authenticated certificate of origin 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 certificate of origin authentication and legalization in Canada.
Legal authentication of the certificate of origin in Canada starts with notarization or certification of your document by the local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade. The next step is to get it authenticated by the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section followed by the embassy or consulate attestation of your document.
If you are not a member of a local chamber of Commerce you can easily get started with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and their easy online certification service. Document Authentication Canada can assist you with all matters pertaining to your certificate of origin legalization.
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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By using Document Authentication Canada's service, you get the 360-degree service experience when it comes to authentication and legalization of your certificate of origin in Canada. You get to benefit from our experience, prompt delivery, regular updates throughout the process, personal touch, commitment to standards, and network of related professionals.
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