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Embassy of Germany Ottawa Canada – Consular section

Legalization, attestation of document and authentication

Welcome to Canada’s document authentication, legalization, attestation & apostille Ottawa service, making your document globally effective Easily-Accurately-Fast. Authentication, attestation, legalization is a certification of the genuineness of the signature and seal or the position of an official who has the authority to execute, issue, or certify a document so that a document executed, issued or certified in one jurisdiction may be recognized in another jurisdiction. Authentications do not certify the genuineness, legality or credibility of the documents or their contents.

We assist clients to authenticate Canadian documents for the public for a wide range of documents. You may request that a Canadian public document be authenticated by asking us to confirm that a Canadian public official’s signature, seal or stamp on the document is genuine.

Does your document need to be authenticated?

Authentication requirements differ from country to country. Before sending your documents to be authenticated, please search our website, then contact us to obtain updated legalization, authentication, attestation and apostille information for your Canadian document attestation at the embassy of Germany at consulate general in Toronto Canada.

If you require your documents to be authenticated, you should ensure to have the documents authenticated prior to arranging for travel outside of Canada. Please note that Canadian missions or embassies abroad are often not able to authenticate Canadian documents.

Legalization of Canadian birth, marriage and death certificates issued by Vital Statistics

Canadian civil status certificates (e.g. birth, marriage or death certificates) issued by Vital Statistics need to be authenticated by the competent Canadian authority prior to the legalization by the German Consulate Toronto.
Please inquire with the German authority that they are intended for, whether they require the short form or long form of the document to be legalized. Mostly, the ‘long form’ is required as it contains more information. Only original documents can be legalized.

Procedure for Legalization of Canadian documents at German Consulate in Toronto:

Please read about the procedure of the legalization on this page.
1st step: Acquisition of the authentication at the competent Canadian authority
Which one is the competent Canadian authority?

General requirements to legalize documents in embassy of Ecuador in Ottawa Canada:

1. The document must be an original document and not a certified copy.
2. It must be stamped by Global Affairs Canada (Ex DFATD).
3. Document with handwritten signature only accepted, please advise the authentication office that the authentication is for the German Consulate in Toronto and ask for a handwritten signature. Please be aware that a certificate of authentication without a handwritten signature cannot be legalized at Germany Consulate in Canada.
4. Authentication fee for Germany consulate are as follows: $37 per document for Birth, Marriage, Death certificate all other document or certificate for $66 per document, including Documents that were signed in front of a Canadian notary public or lawyer, Canadian tribunal documents, Canadian university diplomas or degrees and Canadian certificate of good conduct (police clearance certificate).
5. Submit a cover letter for your application, including with your name, address, phone number and/or email address (in case that we have any further questions)
6. Processing time for legalizations of Canadian document at Germany consulate is about seven days.
7. The consular section has the right to ask for additional documentations or requirements.

Legalization of signatures of or documents issued by Canadian Lawyers or Notaries Public

The German Consulate Toronto offers legalization for documents, contracts or certified signatures that have been managed by a Notary Public or Lawyer in Canada and for which a German authority requires further legalization.

These documents need to be authenticated first by the competent authority in the Province prior to the legalization or Global Affairs Canada (Ex DFATD).

List of the document can be attested, legalized, authenticated or apostille after has been authenticated by Global Affairs Canada, please check with us if there is any specific requirement for your document authentication at the embassy of Germany , consulate general in Toronto Canada.

Personal and legal document:
Educational and work Document:
Business and corporate document:

And much more please contact us for your document authentication request, and then you will receive an easy, fast and accurate total document legalization and attestation solution for your Canadian document at any embassy, consulate or high commission that located in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal or Global Affairs Canada {Ex- authentication of document Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada}.

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