You will need a marriage certificate attested if you ever decide to move abroad and need to prove your legitimate marital status. This process is called authentication and legalization in Canada. It is also referred to as apostille or document attestation in some countries.
Marriage certificate authentication is performed by Global Affairs Canada. Further, the marriage certificate has to be legalized for use in a foreign country. This is done by attesting the document in the embassy or consulate of your target country. See our FAQ section or more information on the marriage certificate apostille, authentication, and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to marriage 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.
Marriage 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 marriage certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated marriage 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 marriage certificate authentication and legalization in Canada.
The original long-form document (in polymer finish) and a certified copy of the original can be authenticated. The original pocket-sized marriage certificate and a copy of the original long-form document need a copy certified as a true copy by a Canadian notary public to be accepted for authentication.
Some people prefer to keep the original marriage certificate for future use. If that is the case we can authenticate a certified copy made by a Canadian notary public. If your original marriage certificate got misplaced, you may be able to request that a new marriage certificate is issued 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 marriage 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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