Canadian documents destined for Panama may require the Canadian equivalent of an apostille before they will be officially recognized. The Canadian version of an apostille is called “document authentication and legalization”. The final step of this process – document legalization – is done by the Embassy of Panama in Ottawa. We provide expert authentication and legalization services to clients from across Canada and around the world. Let our experts manage all aspects of the Canadian apostille process for you, saving you weeks of processing time and avoiding costly mistakes! Contact us today!
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About the Canadian Apostille Process
Whether for business or residency requirements, if you need to present your Canadian documents in Panama, they will require legalization by the Embassy of Panama. Document authentication and legalization (the Canadian apostille process) is a three step process. Click below for more information on these each of these three steps.
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As the leading experts in the Canadian document apostille process, we ensure your documents are prepared correctly and manage the entire process on your behalf, keeping you updated every step of the way. Contact our office and speak with our friendly staff to find out more. Phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011 or click the button below to fill out our quick Get Started form.
We would be happy to assist you with the “apostille” (authentication and legalization) of your Canadian documents for use in Panama. Feel free to discuss your situation with one of our experts and obtain a free detailed quote. Contact us today!
Yes! We specialize in managing all aspects of the Canadian apostille process for our clients from across Canada and around the world. Note that because Canada did not sign the Hague Apostille Convention, Canada does not actually issue apostilles. The Canadian equivalent to the apostille process is called document authentication and legalization. The first step is to contact us. We’ll discuss your document processing needs, answer your questions, and clearly lay out your options. There is never any pressure or any obligation. You then send your documents to our Ottawa office and we handle all aspects of the Canadian apostille process for you. Because we authenticate and legalize many thousands of documents every year we’ll avoid the costly pitfalls and mistakes that are common to those who are not familiar with this confusing process. Contact our friendly staff to get started!
The Embassy of Panama typically takes 3-5 business days to legalize documents. However, before your documents can be legalized, many documents must be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. The length of time it takes to have the documents authenticated will depend on current processing time of Global Affairs. The current processing time at Global Affairs Canada is up to 15 business days. We are able to submit your documents in person and ensure they are prepared properly, removing the risk that your documents are rejected, avoiding weeks of delays. Phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011, or send us an online request and we’ll get right back to you.
There are a few factors that will affect the pricing for the apostille of your documents at the Embassy of Panama, including the number of documents you have and how quickly you need them processed. The Embassy of Panama will charge a fee for each document that is legalized, plus an additional fee for multi-page documents. Authentication at Global Affairs Canada is free. However, if you need to hire a service provider there will be service charges.
Contact our friendly staff to discuss what type of documents you have, how many there are, and how quickly you need them. We will provide you with a free detailed quote to give you an idea of the costs involved with the process. Contact our experts or review our website for more information on pricing.
Document apostille certificates are issued by countries that are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention. Because Canada has not signed the Hague Apostille Convention, we use a different but equivalent process called document authentication and legalization. The primary difference between these two processes is that an apostille certificate will be recognized by any country that has signed the Hague Apostille Convention, whereas a document that has been authenticated and legalized will only be recognized by one specific country – the country that has legalized the document.
Our friendly staff would be happy to answer your questions about document apostille and the Canadian authentication and legalization process. Phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011, or send us this online form and we’ll get right back to you.
There are circumstances where a certified translation is required and must be submitted along with the original for legalization. This requirement can depend on the purpose of the document or the supporting document requirements of the diplomatic mission in question.
Global Affairs Canada also has a requirement that any document containing a foreign language must be certified by a Canadian Certified Translator. It may also be the recipient abroad who has asked you to provide a certified translation along with the legalized document.
We would be happy to help you find a certified translator or handle the translation as a part of our services. Contact us for your free consultation.
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