Canadian companies operating overseas or looking to expand internationally need to attest their corporate documents for use outside of Canada. Documents such as an incorporation certificate, a certificate of good standing, corporate resolutions and powers of attorney all need to be certified to prove that the signature, the position of an official and the seal on a certified document are genuine to be valid abroad. The process of document certification for use in a foreign country is called document authentication and legalization in Canada. Other countries may refer to this very process as document apostille or document attestation.
Document authentication in Canada is performed by Global Affairs Canada. Document legalization is done by the embassy or consulate of the country where the corporate documents are intended to be used. Before you initiate the procedure of authentication and legalization of your certificate of incorporation and other corporate documents, it is important to make sure they are notarized or a certified copy is made by a Canadian Notary Public. See our FAQ section below for more information on the corporate documents apostille, authentication, and legalization.
To get a quote for a certificate of incorporation (and other corporate documents) authentication and legalization in Canada get in touch with us:
We assist with a range of activities pertaining to incorporation certificate 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.
Incorporation certificate authentication (a.k.a apostille or attestation) is performed by Global Affairs Canada to certify the validity of the signature on the Incorporation Certificate, the authority of the signature and identify the stamp or seal on the incorporation certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated incorporation 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 incorporation certificate authentication and legalization in Canada.
Corporate documents such as a Certificate of Incorporation, Articles of Incorporation, a Certificate of Amalgamation, a Certificate of Good Standing, Directorâs Resolutions, a CRA Certificate of Residency or Representation Agreements may be legalized for use abroad.
Keep in mind that Global Affairs Canada requires all corporate documents to be notarized or a certified copy to be made by a Canadian Notary Public. If you require notary assistance, Document Authentication Canada can make certified copies of original corporate documents for you.
Before getting started please check the requirements for legalization by contacting your destination country embassy or consulate 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.
We pride ourselves on offering the best service in Document Apostille, Document Attestation, Document Authentication and Document Legalization.
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