Before a death certificate can be legalized it is important to make sure it is of the correct type and the one that Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section will be able to authenticate and that the embassy will be able to legalize. Document authentication proves that the signature, the position of an official and the seal on a certified document are genuine. The process of authentication and legalization is also called apostille or document attestation in some countries that will recognize an authenticated document as a valid copy.
Document Authentication Canada will assist you in ordering the death certificate from the relevant provincial authority and preparing any necessary supporting documents. Get started with our services or see our FAQ section below for more information on the death certificate authentication and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to death certificate authentication & legalization, also known as apostille or document attestation. Our services include document notarization, obtaining certified true copies and getting supporting documents or certified translations.
Death certificate 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 death certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated death 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 the death certificate authentication & legalization in Canada.
There are two types of death certificates in Canada:
In Canada, only the official death certificate issued by the province can go through the authentication and legalization process and does not require notarization.
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.
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