This depends on what time of the day we receive your document and whether it needs extra attention to meet ODS authentication requirements. As an example, it could be done in 1-2 or 4-5 business days if no extra attention is required. The normal processing time if mailing or couriering directly to ODS is 15
No, they can either authenticate the original document, if it has an official signature recognized by ODS or a notarized copy made by a Ontario Notary or a Commissionaire of Oaths. The authentication process requires the document to be physically present because it is reliant on the official signature on the document and not the
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If you have been asked to validate your document for official purposes in a foreign country you want to get it right the first time. Time is of the essence for most of our clients, the sooner it’s done, the sooner you can move on with the important matter related to why you have been
Do I need an Ontario Notary or Commissionaire of Oaths to sign and stamp my document before it can be authenticated at ODS?
Not always but in some cases, you may want to make a notarized copy of your original document to keep it in pristine shape for use in the future. For those clients that must have their document notarized, it is because their document does not have an official signature on it that is recognized by
Will a document that has been authenticated by Ontario Official Document Services be accepted anywhere in the world?
No unfortunately it will not be accepted in some countries but if it has been legalized by the countries Embassy Consulate in Canada it may meet the requirements. As this is determined on what country it is being used in and the type of document it is best to speak with one of our experts.