Birth Certificate Authentication – Birth Certificate Apostille
Canadian documents to be used outside of Canada are required to be authenticated and legalized or apostilled. Birth Certificate Authentication as well as Marriage, Death, Divorce or Change of Name Certificates Authentication is performed by the Canadian government authority – Global Affairs Canada. The purpose for the birth certificate authentication process is to make sure that the document is genuine and was legally obtained in Canada.
The same authentication process is required for the photocopies of the original documents. In this case, the photocopies need to be notarized by a Canadian notary public as certified true copies and then authenticated and legalized accordingly.
The Legalization Service Centre facilitates the Birth Certificate Authentication process in Canada. We make sure that the documents are properly handled, authenticated and legalized in Canada according to international laws and regulations.
Normally, two steps required to authenticate the Canadian birth certificates:
- Birth Certificate Authentication at the Global Affairs Canada;
- Birth Certificate Legalization at the Embassy/Consulate in Canada
Unfortunately, the first step can take up to one month for document authentication process as the Global Affairs Canada is always receiving high volume of requests that can not be accommodated in speedy manner. The only way to avoid the wait is to come in person to the Global Affairs Canada authentication sector or get the assistance from the Legalization Service Centre. Our agents will go to the Global Affairs Canada authentication sector in person and authenticate all your documents in no time.
Birth Certificate Legalization
The processing time for the second step is determined by each Embassy individually. At some embassies the document legalization process may take up to 7 to 10 days, while some embassies and consulates offer the legalization of documents while you wait. Please contact us to find out how long this process will take in your particular situation.
We have authenticated and legalized many Canadian birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, change of name certificates by the Global Affairs Canada and foreign embassies and consulates not only in Canada but also in USA. We are proud to name ourselves the best Authentication and Legalization Service experts in Canada.
In some countries this process is called Birth Certificate Apostille. In general, Apostille is required by the countries that are members of the Apostille Convention. Since Canada is not a member of the said Convention, the documents should be authenticated and legalized instead.
Birth Certificate Types in Canada
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If you want to avoid the inevitable hiccups during the birth certificate authentication process, please do contact us and we will be able to save your time and money as we know all aspects of the authentication and legalization of the Canadian birth certificates.
All you need to do is to send the original document or an official certified copy to our office in Ottawa and we will do the rest.
If you are currently outside of Canada or you do not have an extra copy for a document authentication process, you can contact online the Vital Statistics Office of your province and request them to issue you an official copy of your birth certificate and have them sent it directly to our office in Ottawa.
This arrangement will help you to save time and reduce shipment expenses. Make sure that you indicate our mailing address during the application process. Please click here for the list of Canadian government departments that issue the Birth Certificates.
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