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Authentication of Documents by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Regular 7 business days Service:
First Document – $75.00 plus HST
Each Additional Document – $25.00 plus HST
Express 4 business days Service:
First Document – $100.00 plus HST
Each Additional Documents – $25.00 plus HST
This cost does not include the courier cost for returning the documents.
Legalization of Documents by an Embassy or Consulate in Canada
Please provide details of the documents (to be legalized) by completing this form, and we will provide a quote for our services:
Authentication of Documents-Important Information
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), formerly Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) authenticates only Canadian signature(s) on Documents. They do not review or approve contents of a document.
The DFATD does not authenticate religious documents (such as baptismal certificates, religious marriage certificate, documents issued by religious institutions), even if they are certified, signed and sealed by a Canadian Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths.
The DFATD can authenticate photocopies of documents. The photocopies must be clear, certified true copies attested and sealed by a Canadian Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths.
An original document, in a foreign language, must be translated by a certified translator to English or French. The translation must be signed and sealed by a Canadian Notary or Commissioner of Oaths, and sent along with original document for authentication. Both the original document and the translation must be signed and sealed by a Canadian Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths.
Certificates of Birth, Marriage or Death
The DFATD authenticates only long-form birth, marriage or death certificates, issued by the office of Vital Statistics of the relevant province or territory. The DFAIT does not authenticate plastic, wallet-size version of birth, marriage or death certificates.
Marriage search documents, issued by the Province of Ontario must be notarized.
The DFATD only authenticates student transcripts or degrees issued by a Canadian Educational Institution (recognized by the provincial/territorial ministry or education).
Canadian college or university degree or transcript, sealed and signed by the relevant office of the registrar (with full name and signature) need not be notarized. Otherwise the document must be notarized before submitting for authentication.
Canadian high school or elementary school diploma or transcript, signed by the principal or vice-principal of the school (with full name, signature and title) need not be notarized. All the other letters must be notarized before submitting for authentication.
The following documents must be notarized for submission to the DFAIT for authentication:
Criminal Record Checks (Police Clearance Certificates)
The criminal record checks issued by the local or provincial police in Canada must be notarized by a Canadian Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths.
The certified criminal record check, issued by the RCMP headquarters in Ottawa does not need to be notarized.
Divorce Certificates, Divorce Orders or Divorce Judgments etc.
These documents must be issued by a provincial or federal court, and must bear the original legible signature of court clerk or registrar and the court seal.
The other legal documents must be signed and sealed by a Canadian Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths.
Medical reports must be signed and sealed by a Canadian Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths, or a representative of the relevant provincial/territorial medical association.
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Authentication and Legalization Division
55 Town Centre Court Street, Suite 642
Scarborough ON M1P 4X4 Canada
Phone: (416) 915‑7139
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: By appointment only
McCowan and Ellesmere Road.