While trying to school, work or do business in a foreign country you might have been asked to get an apostille certificate for your documents. An apostille is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961, 112 countries in total.
Since Canada is not a part of the Hague Convention, document authentication and legalization are used instead of an apostille certification. What this means is that your Canadian document goes through a three-step process that allows you to present it at your preferred embassy and consulate for the purpose of legalization. See our FAQ section below for more information on the document apostille, authentication and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to document apostille certificate, also known as document authentication and legalization. Our services include document notarization, obtaining certified true copies and getting supporting documents or certified translations for you.
Document authentication (a.k.a apostille) 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 apostilled document.
To have an apostilled or authenticated document officially recognized in another country, one would 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.
We pride ourselves on offering the best service in Document Apostille, Document Attestation, Document Authentication and Document Legalization.
The following are answers to the most common questions we get about the document apostille process in Canada.
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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