Effective January 1st, 2017 the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector is open only four days a week from Monday to Thursday and from 10:00am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector is closed on Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Authentication of Documents by Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector
The Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector authenticates the following documents:
- Birth, marriage, divorce or death documents
- Education documents
- Criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates
- Documents originating in a foreign country
- Documents originating in Canada in a foreign language
- Statements In Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
The processing time for authentication of documents is up to 20 business days.
What is a Legalization of Documents?
After authentication of documents by Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector most likely your documents will be required to get legalized or superlegalized by the appropriate Embassy or Consulates in Canada. The legalization of documents is usually done on original documents that confirms the documents are legal. The Embassy and Consulates collect certain consular fees that must be paid in US or Canadian currency in the form of a money order.
How Legalization Service Centre can help you?
We are a professional Canadian company with more than 5 years of successful experience in the field of document authentication and legalization process in Canada. We authenticate documents at the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector in person within one business day. Also we assist our customers with legalization of documents at Embassies and Consulates in person.
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