How to Obtain Apostille in Canada

Oct 28, 2016

The Canadian documents that are intended to be used in foreign countries, for personal or business affairs, must go through two steps authentication and legalization of documents process to ensure that they are valid and accepted abroad. This pertains to Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates, Degrees, Criminal Record Check Certificates, Powers of Attorney, Commercial Invoices, Certificates of Origin to mention a few.

Another commonly used method to make the documents valid in foreign countries is to obtain an Apostille stamp on them, which can be done in any country that has signed the Hague Apostille Convention.

What’s meaning of an Apostille?

Are you relocating to another country for a job or school? Seeking to do a business in an international market? Your prospective hiring manager, institution or other authorities may have specifically asked to get an Apostille on your Canadian documents. This takes place when making use of the important Canadian documents internationally. At Legalization Service Centre many people are looking for an Apostille information in Canada. If you’re trying to get an Apostille for your Canadian documents, we can help you. However, it is necessary to note that the Apostille process is only utilized by certain countries.

What Exactly Does Apostille Mean?

Since 1961, about 112 countries have signed the Apostille Hague Convention, which set up a shortened procedure for validating documents to be used in some countries. The purpose of the Hague Convention is to remove the necessity for the legalisation of international public documents. Unfortunately, Canada did not join this Convention, and for this reason doesn’t issue Apostille certificates.

Here in Canada, the Apostille Certification procedure is known as Authentication and Legalization process. For those who have been asked to get an Apostille Stamp on the Canadian documents, it is obviously not possible. But you should not be worried about this as Canada’s Authentication and Legalization procedure is sort of equivalent for this Apostille process, and the documents can be accepted by all countries that signed the Hague Apostille Convention.

What are the steps equivalent to Apostille?

The two steps procedure equivalent to Apostille involves first authenticating your document at the Federal Government Authority in Canada. The Government Authority examines documents to ensure that the seal and signature of the official on your document is genuine. They also validate the position associated with the official who has the authority to carry out, issue, or approve your document to ensure that it may be recognized in another international jurisdiction. For your documents to be considered, the Federal Government Authority’s requirements have to be observed or the documents might probably not get authenticated.

Our professionals will make sure that your documents meet the Governments requirements. So, please do not be worried and let us help you with the authentication process for your Canadian documents.

Please visit this webpage for more information: https://www.legalizationservicecentre.ca/how-authenticate-documents-canada/

Once your documents have been authenticated, it is a time for the legalization of documents. The legalization of Canadian documents means that the appropriate diplomatic representative of the country where the documents will be used, has approved documents to be used in its country.

Please visit this page for more information about legalization of documents in Canada: https://www.legalizationservicecentre.ca/legalization-of-documents/

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