Official university and college degrees, as well as transcript pages issued in Canada, must be properly attested to be considered valid abroad. This is done so that the authorities outside of Canada know that the degrees, diplomas and transcripts are genuine and were legally obtained in Canada. The process of document certification for use abroad is called authentication and legalization in Canada. It is also known as degree apostille or degree attestation in some countries.
Authentication of the university and college degrees, as well as transcript pages, is performed by Global Affairs Canada. Document legalization is done in Canada by the embassy or consulate of the country where the documents are intended to be used. Before you initiate the procedure of document authentication and legalization it is important to make sure your educational documents comply with all the requirements for authentication. See our FAQ section below for more information on the university and college degree and transcript page apostille, authentication, and legalization requirements and regulations.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to university degree / transcript page 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.
University degree / transcript page 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 university degree / transcript page.
To have an apostilled or authenticated university degree / transcript page 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 university / college degree / transcript page authentication and legalization in Canada.
It is important to obtain the correct style of the education document to ensure it can be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and legalized by the embassy or consulate of the destination country. Check the requirements by contacting your destination country's embassy or consulate in Canada.
Originals or certified copies of the degree or student transcript issued by a Canadian educational institution recognized by the provincial/territorial ministries of education may be supplied for authentication. A copy that has not been certified must be certified as a true copy by the office of the registrar, the principal or vice-principal of the high school, college or university, or by a Canadian notary public.
Check the instructions for authentication of foreign issued documents here.
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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