Does my document require provincial authentication before it can be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada?
No, in fact, Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section will not authenticate provincial authentication signatures. In order for your document to be authenticated, it must have a signature that is in the Global Affairs Canada registry and falls within their requirements for processing. In a few cases, the embassy or consulate may ask that you get your document authenticated by the province from where it originates. If this is the case for you we will confirm this during our consultation about your document and the country in which it will be used. It is important to remember the majority of embassies require the Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section stamp and signature on your document. To save time and money it’s important that you know the correct process to follow. Contact one of our experienced ALSC agents, we can help.