Police check legalization is usually performed for use outside Canada. It serves as proof that the signature, the position of an official and the seal on an attested document are genuine. This process is called authentication and legalization in Canada. It is also referred to as apostille or document attestation in some countries.
The following police-issued documents can be authenticated:
Before getting the document legalized it is important to make sure the police check document is of the correct type. See our FAQ section below for more information on the police check certificate apostille, authentication, and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to police check 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.
Police check 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 police change certificate.
To have an apostilled or authenticated police check 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 police check certificate authentication and legalization in Canada.
Special black and white criminal records checks issued directly from Ottawa HQ with RCMP seal as well as the notarized copies of police check certificates can be authenticated and legalized.
A copy of the original that has not been notarized needs the copy to be notarized by the Canadian notary public to be accepted for authentication.
There are three types of criminal record check certificates available in Canada: federally issued, provincially issued and electronically issued ones.
The federally issued RCMP criminal record check certificate is offered by RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa and is the most credible certificate.
The provincial and electronic issued criminal record check certificates are offered by the provincial and municipal police stations.
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 police check 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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