It is a common practice for the authorities abroad to request that a divorce certificate be provided as a legal proof of separated status. A divorce certificate must be legalized for use outside of Canada. This is done via document authentication by Global Affairs Canada followed by legalization in the embassy or consulate of the country where the divorce certificate is intended to be used.
The process of document authentication and legalization is also called apostille or document attestation in some countries. Before getting the document legalized it is important to make sure the divorce certificate is of the correct type. See our FAQ section below for more information on the divorce certificate apostille, authentication, and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to divorce 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.
Divorce 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 divorce certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated divorce 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 divorce certificate authentication and legalization in Canada.
The original document and a certified copy of the original can be authenticated. A copy of the original that has not been certified needs the copy to be certified as a true copy by a court official or Canadian notary public to be accepted for authentication.
Some people prefer to keep the original divorce certificate for future use. If that is the case we can authenticate a certified copy made by a Canadian notary public. If your original divorce certificate got misplaced, you may be able to request that the court issue a new divorce certificate for the authentication and legalization process.
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 divorce 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.
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