When you legally change your name and need to update other documents outside of Canada, you need to have the document stating your name change authenticated and legalized. When authenticating a name change certificate make sure the document is issued by the Canadian provincial or territorial office of vital statistics. The original pocket-sized documents, as well as the copies of the original long-form documents, need to be certified copies notarized by a Canadian notary public prior to submitting them for authentication.
At Document Authentication Canada, we take the guess work out of your having to deal with the name change certificate authentication and legalization yourself. Get started with our services or see our FAQ section below for more information on the change of name apostille, authentication, and legalization process.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to name change certificate authentication & legalization, also known as document apostille or document attestation. Our services include notarization, obtaining certified true copies and getting supporting documents or certified translations.
Change of name 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 name change certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated name change certificate 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 name change certificate authentication & legalization in Canada.
Legalization is required when documents have to be used and recognized abroad (that is, outside Canada, or at a foreign embassy in Canada). The most likely times youâll need to have your change of name certificate legalized are:
No â there is no official expiry date on the authentication. However, the (overseas) authority youâve got to show your change of name certificate to may want it to be legalized within a certain timeframe, which is something you can check with them.
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 change of name certificate 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.
This means you get:
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