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Degree, diplomas, certificates Canadian and non-Canadian documents Authentication, legalization, attestation and apostille Ottawa, Canada
If you are planning to use your Canadian University degree, Diploma, certificates and school reports certificate outside Canada then make sure you make them legally legitimate in that country by obtain all necessary document legalization, authentication, attestation and apostille with Canadian authorities then by the embassy of the country where you are planning to use them at. Visaenterprise is a leading document authentication, legalization, attestation and apostille Canadian firm. We are proud to act on your behalf and get the authentication process completed for you in a timely manner and then courier the authenticated, legalized and attested Canadian issued document right back to you. Our expert team will make the attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille process in Canada stress fee, in order to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Our main office is located IN THE HEART OF Ottawa’s diplomatic, economic and government services zone. We are a yard away from most embassies in Canada’s capital. Working with the Ministry of Global Affairs Canada (Department of foreign Affairs, International Trade and development Canada) and the Embassies on a daily basis, has enabled us to build a strong professional friendship with the embassies and consulates’ staff. In turn, this professional relationship reflected positively on the quality of our service. You may contact us with your authentication and legalization inquiry right now.
The educational document is a set of certificates or professionally issued documents awarded at the completion of a prescribed course of study from a distinguished professional/educational institute.
They are any certificate, letter or transcript issued by an educational institution, such as an elementary or high school, a college or university that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study.
Visaenterprise legalization experts will simplify the authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille process for you in Canada and get it done in a timely manner.
Types of Canadian Academic and education documents and letters of experience, usually we legalize, authenticate and attested:
- Canadian Degree – College/University
- Canadian Diplomas – College/University
- Diplomas and Transcripts – High School
- Transcripts – College/University
- Teaching Certificates
- Other documents issued by educational institutions that are not degrees or transcripts
- Professional Certificates
- Apprenticeship certificates
- ISO Certificates
- TESOL certificate
- Online professional certification
- Letters of Experience
- Letters of Recommendation
For non-Canadian issued Academic and education documents such as degree, diploma or letters of experience authentication, legalization in Canada:
Non-Canadian document can be authenticated, legalized by Global Affaires Canada if the document if:
1. It is in English or French and stamped by the embassy of issuing country in Canada.
2. It is translated to English or French and stamped by Canadian translator and Notary.
3. A certified copy by a Canadian Notary or commissionaires of oath.
The purpose or the needs for authentication, legalization, Apostille, attestation your education or academic documents that issued in Canada:
If you applying for a job, study or immigration you may be required to prove your qualifications, therefore your Canadian or internationally issued educational certificate or documents may need to be authenticated, legalized, attested or apostilled by Canadian authorities in order to make it legitimate and recognized internationally.
Usually the process of authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille of your degree, diploma or educational documents contains a few steps. If the document is Canadian issued then it must be attested, legalized, authenticated by Global Affairs Canada (formerly DFAITD) as this department is located only in Ottawa, it is practical to use the Visaenterprise authentication, attestation and legalization specialist to handle the process if you live outside Ottawa. Our office is located a short distance from Global Affairs Canada’s legalization and authentication department with whom we maintain a friendly and cordial relationship. Our experts staff can complete the required authentication at Global Affairs Canada in a few minutes. This way we will save you the trouble of having to come down to Ottawa which will save your time and money and still get your objective accomplished.
Global Affairs Canada (DFAITD) authentication, attestation, legalization and apostille’ s policy in regard Education documents:
- Global Affairs Canada only authenticates degrees or student transcripts issued by Canadian educational institutions recognized by the provincial/territorial ministries of education.
o Original Canadian university or college degrees, transcripts or letters must be signed and sealed by the relevant office of the registrar, and a full signature, name and title must appear on the document.
o Original Canadian high school or elementary school diplomas and transcripts must be signed by the principal or vice-principal of the school that issued the documents, and a full signature, name and title must appear on the document .School documents other than diplomas and transcripts must be notarized before they will be authenticated.
o School report card must be signed by the principal or vice-principal of the school that issued the documents, and a full signature, name and title must appear on the document (Signature must be in ink and an electronic signature is not acceptable).
- Global Affairs Canada cannot authenticate the following unless they are notarized by a Canadian Public Notary or commissionaires of oath :
o Course certificates;
o Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificates;
o Award certificates; or
o Other documents issued by educational institutions that are not degrees or transcripts.
- Photocopies of degrees and transcripts, school report can be authenticated, legalized, attested or apostille by Global Affairs Canada unless certified appropriately as true copies by either the relevant office of the registrar, principal or vice-principal, a Canadian notary public or Commissioner of Oaths.
The embassy policy for attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille of University degree, Diploma, certificates and school reports
If you will use your university degree, diploma certificate or school report card outside Canada please check or verify the information from the destination you needed to present that document such as your future employer or immigration authorities of the country of interest in order to find out which type of certificates that will be acceptable by them. Some countries, the certificate or the educational document must be original and authenticated/ legalized by Global Affairs Canada and some countries will accept a motorized copy as long as its authenticated/ legalized/ attested or apostille by Global Affairs Canada.
If the degree, diploma, school report is original then it can be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada without notarization, all other cases you must obtain a notary stamp which we can help you out with that.
If you authenticating your degree in order to use it in Saudi Arabia, then your educational degree must be attested by the Saudi cultural bureau and not by the embassy of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi cultural bureau degree authentication requires:
a) Sealed transcript matching the degree.
b) The original degree or a notarized copy must be stamped by Global Affairs Canada
c) Proof of connection in Saudi Arabia such as job offer, contract an entry visa or resident card copy.
Please check our Qatar and UAE Degree authentication and legalization procedure as some other countries may have specific requirements.
In general, all embassies and consulates requires a Global Affairs Canada attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille, before the document can be attested by them, our experts at Visaenterprise will handle the process for you from A-Z in a timely and efficient fashion that gives you the freedom to be at ease.
Making your Canadian University degree, Diploma, certificates and school reports travel ready
If you are planning to use your Canadian University degree, Diploma, certificates and school reports certificate outside Canada then make sure you make them legally legitimate in that country. Usually you need to process your document for authentication and legalization at Global Affairs Canada, Authentication Services Section (previously called DFAITD) first and then by the consulate or the embassy of the country where you are planning to use them. You may also have to check if your document needs to be translated to the official language of that country. Our document authentication specialists will be ready to guide and complete the authentication; legalization, attestation and translation process for you. Our office is located in the heart of Ottawa’s diplomatic and economic center. Simply contact us and you can consider your document travel ready in a few days or less depending on the embassy processing time, however our link with embassies is solid, which should allow us to obtain the authentication and attestation by them in timely manner.
If I’m located outside Ottawa or Canada, how can Authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille process of my documents be done?
If you traveled without authenticating or legalizing your Canadian university Degree, college Diploma or certificate and you find out that you need to obtain an authentication and legalization of your Canadian university Degree, college Diploma or certificate then, you can simply contact us and courier us your Canadian degree or certificate and leave the rest for our Authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille experts. You do not need to travel back to Canada; we will act on your behalf and get the authentication process completed for you in a timely manner and then courier the authenticated degree or certificate right back to you wherever you are.
Our service is designed to provide authentication, attestation, legalization services for the following clients:
d) Client is located outside Canada
e) Client located outside Ottawa
f) Client lives in Ottawa and prefer our experts to deal with the process entirely
Our clients are located across the globe in places such as the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Africa, across the Americas and in the Oceanic. You may also be located in BC, Alberta, Central Canada, Nunavut, the territories, Quebec and Ontario or Atlantic Canada we are here to serve you all from coast to coast. Our expert team will make the attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille process stress fee in order to give you peace of mind.
Supporting and Additional documents you may require to authentication them
When you ask for authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille services at some consulate or embassy, they may require supporting documentation in order to legalize and authenticate your document. For example, in order to process a University degree, diploma certificate or other educational document for Attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille they may ask for supporting documents such as sealed transcript or other verification and conformation from the issuing entity. Please consult with our specialist for a specific embassy requirement.
Also, if you are moving outside Canada it’s advisable that you authenticate and legalize your Canadian personal and educational documents that you may use while you are there, such as your Canadian Collage Diploma, University Degree, Letter of Experience, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Divorce Certificate, custody court order and certificate of name change.
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