Power of Attorney Authentication – Power of Attorney Apostille – Power of Attorney Legalization
When you need to appoint someone to represent your interests outside of Canada for example to buy/sell a property, close or open a bank account, you will need to issue a Power of Attorney to authorize that person to represent you overseas.
The Power of Attorney or a proxy needs to be signed in person before a Canadian Notary Public/ Lawyer or Commissioner of Oath and then it needs to go through following two steps:
- Power of Attorney Authentication process or Power of Attorney Apostille
- Power of Attorney legalization process.
Power of Attorney Authentication and Power of Attorney Apostille
The Power of Attorney authentication process can be done by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. They will authenticate the power of attorney by placing the red stamp and seal on it. In fact, they will authenticate the signature of the notary public or Commissioner of Oath on the document and will not validate the content in the document.
The Power of Attorney authentication process at Global Affairs Canada can be done within one day if you go there in person. If you are not able to come in person, but you need to get the power of attorney authentication process done in timely fashion, you can hire the Legalization Service Centre to assist you. Please note, that if the power of attorney is not in English or French, the certified translation will be required.
You may be asked by authorities in certain countries to provide the Power of Attorney Apostille stamp. These countries are members of the Hague Apostille Convention. Since Canada is not a part of the said convention, the power of attorney always gets authenticated and legalized in Canada.
Power of Attorney Legalization – Power of Attorney Attestation
The Power of Attorney legalization and Power of Attorney Attestation process is done by the Embassies and Consulates in Canada. This step must be taken before you send the power of attorney abroad. In order to legalize or attest the POA at the Embassies or Consulates in Canada, you will need to submit the required paperwork and payment. Please contact our office for more detailed information about required documents for a particular country. We work with all embassies and consulates in Canada and USA.
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The Legalization Service Centre facilitates the Power of Attorney Authentication and Legalization process in Canada. Our main goal is to make sure that the Power of Attorney is properly authenticated and legalized in accordance with Canadian and international laws and regulations.
We have authenticated and legalized hundreds of powers of attorney to date. We have huge experience in providing the quality and professional services at affordable fee. We will save your money and time by taking care of this process from A to Z.
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