Document authentication at Global Affairs Canada

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The authentication of your document is the first of a 2 step process to have your document recognized in a foreign country.

Authentication takes place at the office of Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. The authentication stamp and signature confirm that a Canadian public official’s signature, seal or stamp on the document is genuine.  This stamp and signature is then ready for legalization at the diplomatic mission of the destination country where you intend to use your document.

Global Affairs Canada and each embassy have very specific requirements for the authentication and legalization of documents. The specific requirements for Global Affairs Canada may be found here:

As the leading document authentication and legalization service in Ottawa we ensure that your documents are prepared to meet the criteria of the process. We attend Global Affairs Canada daily, saving you up to 5 weeks off the current mail-in processing time!

We would be happy to discuss your documents and provide you with a free no obligation quote. Contact us today!

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