What Every Expat Should Know - Canadian Document Authentication & Legalization

Contributed by International Documents Canada, 05 May, 2015

In Canada, the process of having your Canadian documents officially recognized in another country is called authentication and legalization. Other countries have different terms for this process, including apostille and attestation, but these terms all refer to the same process.

The first step of the authentication and legalization process involves having your documents authenticated at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa. The second step is to have the authenticated documents legalized at the diplomatic mission of your destination country.

While this process is theoretically straightforward, the reality is often stressful and time consuming. Every country has unique rules and regulations about the authentication and legalization process and it can be difficult to source the right information.

By using International Document Canada (IDC) it alleviates the stress involved and can save you weeks of processing time. We would be happy to discuss your particular situation and ensure your documents are prepared correctly. We will rapidly authenticate and legalize your documents, often in as little as a few days!

Get started by contacting us toll free at 1-888-433-1011 or visit us at www.idocscanada.ca.

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