Authenticating & Legalizing aCanadian Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate
A Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate associated with pharmaceuticals for export will often need to be authenticated and legalized before it will be officially recognized in a foreign jurisdiction. We provide expert assistance to companies that need to rapidly and accurately navigate the often confusing authentication and legalization process. Contact us today!
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About the Authentication and Legalization Process
The authentication and legalization process is used to prepare your Good Manufacturing Practices certificate so that it will be formally recognized in a foreign country. Click below for more information on each step of this three step process. Note that in Canada the terms “apostille” and “attestation” both refer to the authentication and legalization process. Contact our experts to determine the exact processing requirements for your specific documents.
How We Can Help You
When you contact us we will discuss your specific situation, answer any questions you have, and clearly lay out your options. We’ll assist you in preparing your Good Manufacturing Practices certificate for processing, you send your documents to our Ottawa office, and we then handle all aspects of the document authentication and legalization process on your behalf. Contact us for your free consultation! Call us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011 or fill out our quick GET STARTED form.
CANADIAN GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES (GMP) CERTIFICATES
Frequently Asked Questions
You will need to contact the person or organization that has requested the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate to determine if it needs to be authenticated and legalized. The need for authentication and legalization can very depending on the country or authority in question. However, most Canadian documents will need to go through the authentication and legalization process.
Yes, we can authenticate and legalize your Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate on your behalf. You send the original GMP Certificate to us and we will handle all aspects of the process, saving you weeks of processing time.
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The process of authentication and legalization of a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate involves three steps:
Step 2 involves submitting your certificate to Global Affairs Canada to be authenticated.
Step 3 involves submitting your certificate to the diplomatic mission for legalization.
You may click on the links above for more information on each of the three steps. Feel free to contact an IDC specialist who can answer all of your questions.
Our service fee rates are posted on our website. However, total fees including consular fees can vary depending on the number of documents you have, the destination country, and the urgency of your situation. Contact our expert staff for your personalized detailed quote.
In most cases, you will need to authenticate and legalize an original Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate. If you do not have an original, or are unable to process the original, you may want to contact the recipient in the destination country to see if they will accept a copy instead of the original.
The total processing time to authenticate and legalize your Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate will vary depending on processing time of Global Affairs Canada and of the embassy or consulate of the destination country.
If you decide to handle the process, you should know that Global Affairs Canada’s processing time for authentication is up to 15 business days, plus mailing time depending on their volume. Additionally, each diplomatic mission has its own processing time for legalization of documents, varying between 1 day and 4 weeks. If any of the requirements at either stage are not properly met, it can result in the return of your unprocessed documents.
We can expedite the process and ensure your documents are prepared correctly the first time. Contact our friendly specialists for a more detailed quote and estimated processing time.
In order to “apostille” or “attest” your Canadian Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certificate, it will need to go through the process of authentication and legalization. The terms apostille and attestation are commonly used outside of Canada to describe the process of verifying signatures on a document so it can be used abroad. However, the Canadian terms used for this process are authentication and legalization.
The authentication step of the process is typically completed at Global Affairs Canada. The last step of the process is the legalization and is performed by the embassy or consulate of the destination country.