How will Ramadan affect document legalization in Canada?

Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Due to the observance of Ramadan, consular services at many Embassies and Consulates across Canada may be affected. Consular hours will be reduced and document legalization processing times will likely increase.

Some of the diplomatic missions that may be effected include Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya, Iraq, Egypt and Kuwait.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide. It is a month of fasting, prayer and charity. This year, the month of Ramadan begins on May 26th and ends on June 24th, 2017.

What is document legalization?

Document legalization describes the procedure of obtaining the signature and seal of a foreign diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) on a Canadian document. The diplomatic mission will certify that your document meets their regulations and has been authenticated by the appropriate government body. Another common term for the process of document legalization is attestation.

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