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Canadian Documents

We can help legalise (attest) your Canadian-issued documents for use in other countries through a process known as Attestation. This means we can have the right stamps and certificates placed on your documents so they can be used in the country of your choice.

Attesting Canadian Documents differs only slightly to process used with other countries, as Canada does not issue Apostilles. Instead, they have an equivalent process called “Authentication and Legalisation”, which differs only in name.

How It Works

To attest your Canadian Documents, we will require both the original certificate and a copy of your passport. 

  1. Send your documents over to one of our offices.
  2. They’ll be sent to Canada, where two things will happen:
    • Authentication – The documents will be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Once approved, a Certificate of Authentication will be attached to the document.
    • Legalisation – Then, your document will be sent to the relevant country’s Embassy in Ottawa, where they’ll add a Certificate of Legalisation to the front page.
  3. We’ll have the attested documents sent anywhere you need.

The process can vary depending on the type of document being attested, and the country it is being attested for. For example, for Canadian University Degrees, the Embassy of the UAE requires a copy of the transcript to be sent to them directly from the educational institution before they can attest the document.

Some documents may also require Notarisation before they can be Authenticated and Legalised. This means the signatures on your documents will need to be witnessed by a notary or a lawyer, who will then attach a signed notary seal on the document to show that it is legitimate. The process of "Authentication and Legalisation" can then proceed. 

Request a quote for the legalisation of your Canadian document(s)

We will provide an individual quote tailored to your needs. You can request a quote online, where one of our team will get back to you quickly. If you would prefer to discuss your requirements with a legalisation specialist, you can alternatively contact us.  

Why Vital Consular?

We’ve helped thousands of clients have their documents attested, and our 99.7% attestation rate proves our credentials.

In fact, we’re so confident in our service that we offer a 100% acceptance guarantee.

That’s right. If for any reason your documents are rejected we will refund your order in full.

Using our attestation service gives you complete peace of mind and ensures that you get what you require in a timescale to suit your needs. Our friendly and expert team have years of experience and deal with embassies across the world on a daily basis, so they’re fully aware of the steps required to make sure your certification goes smoothly.