In order for a Canadian High School Diploma or Report Card to be accepted in another country, it must be properly attested. This process is called document authentication and legalization in Canada and degree apostille or degree attestation in some other countries. It proves to the authorities abroad that a Canadian high school diploma or report card are genuine and were legally obtained in Canada.
Canadian diploma or report card authentication is performed by Global Affairs Canada. Document legalization is done by the embassy or consulate of the country where the document is intended to be used. Before you initiate the procedure of document authentication and legalization it is important to make sure your high school diploma or report card is of the correct size and type. See our FAQ section below for more information on the diploma / report card apostille, authentication, and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to diploma/report card 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.
Diploma / report card 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 diploma / report card.
To have an apostilled or authenticated diploma / report card 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 primary / secondary diploma / report card 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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