Document attestation involves inspecting a document to confirm its authenticity. The process includes corroborating all the information given on a document and then manifesting its authenticity with the stamp and sign of the verifying authority. It basically proves that the information given on the document is true.
The process of document attestation is widely used in countries outside of Canada and is often associated with educational documents. In Canada, document attestation process is known as document authentication and legalization. Another term widely used for this purpose in the countries that participate in the Hague Convention is apostille. To get started with document authentication and legalization in Ottawa get in touch with us via a web form or get more information on our translation procedure and pricing in the FAQ section below.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to document authentication & legalization, also known as document apostille or document attestation. We provide expert services in document notarization, obtaining certified true copies and getting supporting documents or certified translations.
Document 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 attested document.
To have an apostilled, attested or authenticated document 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.
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The following are answers to the most common questions we get about document attestation in Canada.
Technically speaking, all the terms refer to the same concept - verifying documents. They're known under different names in different countries. An apostille is used when you need to submit documents in countries that are a member of the Hague Convention of 1961. Since Canada is not a part of the convention, it utilizes the process of authentication and legalization to verify documents. Such documents are accepted only in countries they are specifically authenticated/legalized for.
Document attestation is the term used for the process of document authentication and legalization in some countries outside of Canada. If you need to attest your Canadian documents you will actually be authenticating and legalizing them.
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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