FAQs pg Apostille questions

How do I get an Apostille for my Canadian document?

We will need to submit your document to a designated competent authority in Canada, which will issue the Apostille. This process usually involves verifying the document's authenticity and attaching the Apostille certificate.

What documents can be Apostilled in Canada?

Documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, educational documents, court orders, and commercial documents can be Apostilled for international recognition in member countries of the Convention.

Do all countries accept Apostilled documents?

Only countries that are members of the Hague Apostille Convention recognize Apostilled documents. For countries not part of the Convention, a different legalization process is required.

What is the Hague Apostille Convention?

The Hague Apostille Convention is an international treaty simplifying the process of legalizing documents for international use. It allows a document issued in one signatory country to be legally recognized in another, through a certification known as an 'Apostille.' Canada joined this convention in 2023 and which came into effect on January 11, 2024.

Is an Apostille the same as a notarization?

No, an Apostille is different from notarization. Notarization certifies the authenticity of signatures on a document, while an Apostille certifies the origin of the document itself for international use.

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