What does the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector Do?
The Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector (JLAC), previously known as Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is a federal government authority responsible for authentication of documents originating from all Canadian provinces and that are intended to be used outside of Canada.
The GAC Authentication Sector is located in Ottawa, Ontario. The following documents can be authenticated by the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector:
- 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
- Notarized powers of attorney
- Notarized Corporate and Business Documents
- And many others.
How It Works:
The Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector has certain rules and requirements for documents to be eligible for authentication process. Non-compliance with these requirements will result in rejection of the document authentication service. You can contact our office to confirm that your documents are eligible or you can contact the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector directly at (613) 944-4000.
If you need to authenticate your Canadian documents by the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector you can use our services to handle this process for you or you can send the documents directly to GAC.
In case you want to use our professional services please send the documents along with the completed and signed LSC Order Form to our office in Ottawa: LSC, 440 Laurier Ave W, Suite 218, Ottawa, ON, K1R7X6 or drop them off in person at our drop off locations in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver offices. You can enclose your own prepaid return envelope or choose one of the return shipment options in the LSC Order Form. Please click here to read Google Reviews about our services.
Also note that in order for the Canadian documents to be legally accepted in foreign countries, the authentication by Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector might not be sufficient. It’s just a first step. The second step will be to get the documents legalized by appropriate Embassy/Consulate of the country where the documents are intended to be used in.
If you are interested in the second step please let us know and we will help you with this process as well.
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