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Apostille Canada

What is Apostille in Canada?

The Apostille is an official seal that can be placed on a document to authenticate the signature. The process for Canadian documents is not easy and it can take time to get done if you don’t know what you are doing. For help with this process, contact our experts at Document Legalization of Canada today! or fill the below form. Our team will walk you through each step of the Apostille Canada Process in order to make sure your document is authentic and ready for use abroad.

How to Authenticate a Document for use Outside Canada?

The Canadian Apostille process is the most common way to authenticate documents for cross-border use. Apostilles are usually required by other countries when they receive a document from Canada but require an apostille before filing it with their local authorities. Hence, such as the court system or vital statistics office. Apostilles will make your records acceptable in all international transactions governed by treaties and conventions of sovereign states that have signed the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing Legal Requirements for Foreign Public Documents.

Apostille Services Canada

In order to get an Apostille, you must first determine if your country requires them at all. Then contact us so we can provide you with information on how to complete each step of the Apostille Process (getting an Apostille? What Does It Do?) The process of obtaining an apostille certifies documents as official records (e.g., birth certificates) issued by a public authority and our process only takes minutes – no appointments necessary.

Apostille Process Steps – What Does A Canadian Apostille Do?

The Apostille Process Steps are as follows:

  • Determine if an Apostille is needed so that the appropriate foreign embassy in Ottawa is contacted. This may be difficult because not all countries have “Apostilles” but instead, rely solely on their own certification systems (e.g Mexico). Nowadays, many countries recognize another country’s Apostille and may not require a second Apostille.
  • The Apostille Office will need you to complete the appropriate form which should be provided by your Country Office in Ottawa (e.g., Mexico). This form is specific to the country that needs this Apostille so it cannot be obtained from any other office.
  • We provide Apostille Services for Canadian Documents. We can help you obtain a Canada Apostille or do it ourselves – If you choose to let us take care of the process, we will handle everything from beginning to end on your behalf.

In Canada, the apostille process is called “document authentication and legalization”.  If you have been asked to apostille your Canadian document it actually means you have to authenticate and legalize your document. For example, here are some of the documents we can authenticate for you:  Apostille Birth Certificate, Apostille Marriage Certificate, Apostille Degree, Apostille Police Check, Apostille Power of Attorney, Apostille Incorporation Certificate, or Apostille Certificate of Origin, Apostille Name Change, and many other Canadian documents.  To Apostille a document means to make a document legally valid in the country of intended use.  

As of January 11, 2024 Canada has become a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, as many countries are.  Therefore, the Canadian version of the apostille process is called document authentication and legalization.  Which involves authenticating a document at Global Affairs Canada (JLAC) and then at the foreign embassy where you intend to use your document.

Apostilles of Canadian Documents

Document Legalization of Canada provides expert guidance for obtaining a certified copy of an apostille document in Canada. Apostilles are required by many countries to authenticate documents issued within the jurisdiction of a country and we can help you obtain one quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively! We provide assistance with all aspects of the process from beginning to end: consultation; getting any necessary translations done by a certified translator and then authenticate your document with local government offices such as Global Affairs Canada

Some of the benefits of Apostille Certificates are:

They provide a high level of authentication for documents that need to be officially accepted by foreign governments or organizations outside Canada. 

Experts in Apostille Canada Services

Document Legalization of Canada your global document solutions a leading apostille services company that offers apostille of Canadian documents. We have apostilled thousands of Canadian documents at Global Affairs Canada (JLAC) and foreign embassies. Contact our document expert at 1-833-700-5342 or fill the below Contact Form for a free consultation.