Published on Friday, November 8, 2019
Embassies play an essential role in the Canadian document authentication and legalization process. We’ve just launched a new series of web pages, each page focused on a different embassy. Our new embassy pages are packed with practical information on how to legalize your documents. Click below on the embassy of interest to access this information.
What is the authentication and legalization process?
The authentication and legalization process is Canada’s equivalent to the international apostille process. Authentication and legalization is used when you have Canadian documents that you need officially recognized in another country. While the official term for this process in Canada is “document authentication and legalization”, the terms “apostille” and “attestation” are also commonly used. If you have been told that you need to apostille or authenticate your documents, what you will actually be doing is authenticating and legalizing these documents.
What role do embassies play in the authentication and legalization process?
Legalizing your documents at an embassy is the final step of document authentication and legalization. Click here for our article that goes into detail on the role that embassies play in the authentication and legalization process.
Where can I get more information on the authentication and legalization process?
We navigate the Canadian authentication and legalization process for thousands of clients every year. Our website has a wealth of information, and is a great place to start. Or better yet, talk directly with one of our experts. We’ll review your specific document processing needs, explain your options and answer your questions. No pressure and no obligation. Phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011 or fill out our quick form and we’ll get right back to you.