Document Apostille at theEmbassy of The United States
If you need to use Canadian documents in the United States, you may be requested to first apostille these documents. The apostille process is used to validate a document from one country so it will be officially recognized in another country. Canada’s equivalent to the apostille process, called document authentication and legalization, is done in Ottawa through the Embassy of The United States. Our apostille experts would welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific document process needs, and to answer your questions about having documents apostilled at the Embassy of the USA. Call our friendly experts toll-free at 1-888-433-1011, or fill out our quick GET STARTED form!
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About the Canadian Apostille Process
Whether you have a Canadian government document, such as a birth or marriage certificate, or you need to sign a legal document, such as a deed or Power of Attorney, these documents will require the Canadian version of an apostille. The Canadian version of the apostille process is a three step process called document authentication and legalization. Click below for more information on these three steps.
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DOCUMENT APOSTILLE AT THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES
Frequently Asked Questions
The Canadian equivalent to the apostille process is called document authentication and legalization. So, if you have been asked to obtain an apostille on documents destined for the United States, what you will actually be doing is authenticating and legalizing your documents.
The first step in the Canadian apostille process involves preparing your documents, ensuring they meet the requirements of Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy of The USA. The second step involves having Global Affairs Canada authenticate your documents. The third step of the Canadian apostille process requires having your documents legalized at the Embassy of The United States.
If the document you are presenting in The United States requires your signature, you may not need to authenticate and legalize your document. To validate the signature on your document you have three options:
Sign the document at one of the diplomatic missions of The United States in Canada. Nothing further is required.
Go over the border to The United States and sign in front of a US Notary. Nothing further is required.
Sign in front of a Canadian Notary Public. Then you will need to have the document authenticated and legalized as described above.
Yes, we can certainly manage the Canadian apostille process on your behalf. Note that the technical term for the Canadian apostille process is “document authentication and legalization”. You send your documents to our Ottawa office, and then we handle all aspects of the Canadian apostille process on your behalf. Contact our friendly staff so we can discuss your document processing needs, explain your options, and answer your questions. Call us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011, or complete a brief online request form.
The Embassy of The United States provides same day legalization (also known as apostille) services. However, in order to take advantage of such a quick turn-around time, you must make an appointment to personally attend the Embassy. Be prepared and book in advance as it can take weeks or months to obtain an appointment.
If you cannot personally attend the Embassy of The United States, you can take advantage of their mail-in legalization service (also called apostille or authentication). This service is generally 1-2 weeks. You must be sure that your document has first been authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. Additionally, in the envelope to the Embassy of The Unites States, you must include a cover letter, a bank draft for the consular fees, and a prepaid self-addressed return envelope.
Avoid delays and headaches by using our experts to manage the authentication and legalization (apostille) process for you. Contact us for more information and a free consultation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011, or fill out a quick online request form.
The pricing for the apostille of your documents at the Embassy of The United States depends on a few factors. The number of documents you are processing and the method of submission will affect the overall costs.
Feel free to contact our friendly experts so we can discuss your specific situation and give you an idea of the costs involved. Contact our experts to get your free quote, or review our website for more general information on our 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.
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