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Embassy of Philippines 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 Philippines in Ottawa 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.

For Canadian documents to have legal status in Philippines, they must be legalized by the embassy’s Consular Section in Ottawa according to the following procedure:

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

1. The document for legalization, authentication and attestation must be an original or certified true copy of the original by a notary public or a commissioner of oath; however many embassies demand the stamp of the Lawyer or the Notary Public to be on the document itself and not on the cover letter of the Lawyer or of the Notary.
2. It must be stamped by the Global Affairs Canada, Authentication of Documents section in Ottawa (Ex Department of Foreign Affairs, International trade and development Canada DFATD).
3. A cover letter explaining the purpose of use we advise you to submit one with your document authentication, attestation and legalization.
4. The consular section reserves the exclusive right to grant or reject the legalization of any document, to ask for additional documentations, requirements, changing the processing time and fees without prior notice. “Ottawa-legalization” authentication agent will notify you if any change accrues during your process.


Documents that are executed, signed or issued in Canada and intended to be used or presented in the Philippines must bear a consular notarization by acknowledgement, as the case may be, in order for such documents to be accorded legal effect in the Philippines.

Examples of these documents are Special Powers of Attorney, General Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, Deeds, Contracts, Assignments, Letters of Patent, Articles of Incorporation, and Certificates of Birth, Marriage or Death and other official documents issued by authorities in Canada


An individual who executes a legal document (such as a special power of attorney, waiver of rights, etc.) which is to be sent to and used in the Philippines must personally appear before a consular officer to acknowledge and sign the same after presenting the following requirements:
1. Document for notarization
2. Personal appearance of all signatories to the document
3. Identification card with photo and signature of each signatory to the document (e.g. passport, driver’s license, citizenship card)
4. Fee of $33.75 cash, bank draft or money order payable to the Embassy of the Philippines


If the individual who executes the legal document is unable to appear personally at the Embassy, the document should be notarized by a duly commissioned and authorized lawyer or notary public or acknowledged before a commissioner of oaths. The notarized/acknowledged document should be submitted to the Global Affairs Canada for certification of the signature and authority of the lawyer/notary public/commissioner of oaths

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 Philippines in Ottawa 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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