Getting married in Vietnam – Canadian document authentication and legalization

Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In order to use your Canadian documents in Vietnam, you might need to have them authenticated & legalized. What does that mean? The process of authentication & legalization allows a Canadian document to be recognized in other countries.

The process of authenticating & legalizing a Canadian document for use in Vietnam involves 2 steps. First, the document must be authenticated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFATD). Then, it must be legalized at the Embassy of Vietnam.

What are the most commonly requested documents for use in Vietnam?

• Birth certificate
• Marriage Search
• Divorce certificate
• Statement in lieu of certificate of non-impediment to marriage abroad
• Single Status Affidavit
• Medical Certificate

Do your research! The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFATD) and the Embassy of Vietnam each have their own list of requirements and if you manage the process yourself, it can take up to six weeks.

International Documents Canada (IDC) specializes in managing the authentication and legalization of Canadian documents. We will ensure your documents are processed quickly and accepted the first time!

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