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Step 3 of the Document Authentication & Legalization Process

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Document Preparation

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About Document Legalization

When you need to have your Canadian documents officially recognized in another country that has not signed the Hague Apostille Convention, you will often need to use the document authentication and legalization process. 

The third and final step of this process involves submitting your documents to the appropriate embassy or consulate for legalization.  They will confirm the authenticity of the authentication applied by the appropriate government office in Canada (see step two of the process) and ensure that your documents meet all applicable requirements.  When satisfied, the embassy or consulate will affix a stamp or certificate directly to your documents. Your documents have now successfully completed the legalization process.

How We Can Help

Our team of specialists handle all aspects of the document legalization process for our clients. We actively monitor the changing requirements of over 200 diplomatic missions in Canada, to ensure your documents are legalized quickly and accurately. Call our friendly specialists for a free consultation – 1-888-433-1011 – or fill out the quick Get Started form below. We’ll discuss the specifics of your situation, lay out your options, and answer any questions.

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