Document
Attestation

We specialize in navigating the document attestation process on behalf of our clients. Let us handle this often confusing process for you.

Expert assistance with preparing your documents for authentication & legalization

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IDC provides expert document authentication services

Authentication

IDC provides expert document legalization services

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What is Document Attestation?

In some countries, Document Attestation is the term used to delineate the process of having documents recognized by foreign jurisdictions. In Canada, we call this process “document authentication and legalization” instead.

Document attestation, or document “authentication and legalization” as referred to in Canada, typically involves three stages:

Step 1 involves preparing your documents, which may include having the document notarized, having a certified true copy made, or having the document translated if it is not in English or French.

Step 2 involves having your documents authenticated by Global Affairs Canada or a relevant provincial body.

Step 3 involves having your documents legalized at the appropriate embassy or consulate.

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SAVE WEEKS OF PROCESSING TIME

SAVE WEEKS OF PROCESSING TIME

By presenting your documents to Global Affairs and the relevant embassy or consulate in person, we save you many weeks of processing time.

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GET THE INFORMATION YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

Our friendly staff will take the time to answer all your questions, and our expertise will ensure you avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls that cause delays of weeks and months.

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RELAX IN EXPERT HANDS

The security of your documents is our #1 priority. Relax while we regularly update you as your documents are rapidly processed.

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We Can Help You

We specialize in navigating the Canadian apostille process (document authentication and legalization) with speed and accuracy, working both for corporate clients and individuals with documents that require an apostille.

Getting started is easy – phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011 or fill out our quick GET STARTED form. We will explain the Canadian apostille process to you, answer any questions you have, and then assist you in preparing your documents. You send your documents to our Ottawa office, and we handle all aspects of processing for you, rapidly returning your processed documents, while keeping you regularly updated on progress

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Getting started is easy! Phone us toll free at 1-888-433-1011 or submit this quick form.

Documents

We attest a wide variety of documents for our clients. The following is a list of the most common types of documents we attest, but it is certainly not complete. Contact our friendly staff to discuss the attestation of your specific documents.

  • Adoption Papers
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product
  • Certificate of Residency
  • Certificate of Origin
  • College Diploma
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Death Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Medical Device License
  • Power of Attorney
  • Professional Certification
  • Single Status Declaration
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Transcript – High School, College, University
  • High School Diploma

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When you contact us one of the first things we’ll do is provide you a detailed quote, so you understand exactly what is involved and how much it costs.

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We have built our business on one simple but powerful principle – provide our clients an experienced team that is dedicated to exceptional customer service. Our team will move mountains to ensure your documents are attested quickly and accurately.

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