Other Terms for Authentication and Legalization

Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

People refer to the process of authentication and legalization by many different names, including: “attestation” “apostille”, “apostille services”, “document certification”, “copy certification”, “document services”, and others.

This lack of a universally accepted term for the authentication and legalization process is the source of considerable confusion and aggravation, especially for individuals and companies that are not familiar with the process already.

So how can you cut through this confusion? No matter what the term that is being used, the process of authentication and legalization involves certifying the authenticity of the signature(s) on a Canadian document.