Does the Easter Holiday impact document authentication & legalization?

Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Yes, the Easter Holiday will impact the document authentication & legalization (apostille) process in Canada. This year, the Easter Holiday starts on Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) and ends on Monday, April 22nd (Easter Monday).

Canadian documents that need to be authenticated will experience delays as Global Affairs Canada will be closed on both Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.

After being authenticated, Canadian documents are then legalized at the embassy or consulate of the country in which the document will be used. All embassies and consulates will be closed on April 19th. Some, but not all, will be open on Monday, April 22nd. To find out if a particular embassy or consulate will be open you will need to contact them directly.

At International Documents Canada, we provide expert authentication & legalization services for clients in Canada and around the world. We will be closed on Friday, April 19th, but will be open for business on Monday, April 22nd. If you have any questions about the authentication & legalization process (also known as the “apostille” or “attestation” process), or how the Easter holiday impacts document processing, feel free to contact us. Our friendly specialists will explain the process, answer any questions you have, and review your options. Contact us or call us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011.