A notarized power of attorney has to undergo the proper attestation to be valid outside of Canada. This process is called authentication and legalization in Canada and apostille or document attestation in some other countries. It proves that the signature of a principal, the position of an official and the seal on a certified document are genuine.
Power of attorney authentication is performed by Global Affairs Canada. Document legalization is done by the Embassy or Consulate of the country where the document is intended to be used. See our FAQ section below for more information on the power of attorney apostille, authentication, and legalization.
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We assist with a range of activities pertaining to power of attorney 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.
Power of attorney 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 power of attorney.
To have an apostilled or authenticated power of attorney 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 power of attorney authentication and legalization in Canada.
In order to be accepted by Global Affairs Canada for further authentication the power of attorney must be notarized first. This step requires you to be personally present due to the fact that the power of attorney must be signed and dated by the principal to become a legally enforceable document.
The proper language for your power of attorney is one of Canadaâs official languages which is either English or French. If your power of attorney is in a different language, it requires a translated version that has been prepared by a Canadian certified translator and further notarized.
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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