Report Card & Diploma Authentication Legalization also called Apostille or Attestation
For a Canadian High School Diploma or Report Card to be recognized in a foreign country, it must undergo a process called Authentication and Legalization. This process may also be referred to as Attestation or Apostille in some countries, but it serves the same purpose. Our authentication and legalization services can assist you in navigating this process. With 30 years of experience, we have helped individuals authenticate and legalize their education documents for countries such as Spain, Mexico (where it's known as an Apostille), the UAE, and Qatar (where it's referred to as UAE Legalization or Qatar Legalization). This process is important for individuals who are pursuing further education in another country or for families relocating overseas for work purposes.
Ensuring Correct Report Card or Diploma for Authentication
It's crucial to have the right type of education document to ensure a smooth authentication process. The document must be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section, legalized by the embassy, and must be the correct type for the purpose it will be used for in the foreign country. The first step of the process is document authentication at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa.
Step 1: Global Affairs Canada Authentication
Global Affairs Canada requires all grade school education documents to be notarized by a Canadian Notary Public, to verify the authenticity of the notary's signature. If you need assistance with notary services just ask we provide them. It's important to start the authentication process as soon as possible, as processing times are longer than ever at Global Affairs Canada. You can find out their current processing time here..
Step 2: Attestation-Legalization at the Embassy Consulate
The second step is the legalization process at the embassy or consulate of the country where the document will be used. Most embassies and consulates are located in Ottawa and require a fee for their legalization services. They may also have other requirements or processing times that change frequently. Our legalization services will ensure that your document is processed correctly and within your timeline. After the authentication and legalization process is complete, we can return the document to you or anywhere in the world using one of our shipping solutions or your preferred delivery method.
Authentication and Legalization of Other Documents
In addition to education documents, you may also need to authenticate and legalize other documents such as degrees, marriage certificates, birth certificates, and police checks. Our services can help you authenticate and legalize these and more. Contact one of our friendly agents to learn more about your specific needs.