Fees for Apostille services vary depending on the type of document and where it was issued. It is recommended to consult with one of our experts for the most current fee structure.
The processing time can vary depending on the issuing authority and the type of document. It's advisable to consult with one of our experts for specific timelines.
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.
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.
Documents in languages other than English or French may require a certified translation for the Apostille process in Canada. It's best to check with one of our experts for specific requirements for your document.
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.
With Canada joining the Convention, the process of legalizing Canadian documents for use in other member countries is significantly streamlined. This means faster, more efficient, and often less expensive document legalization for international purposes.
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.
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.
You should verify the document requirements of the country where you intend to use your document or speak with one of our experts. An Apostille is necessary if that country is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and requires such certification for your specific document type.