Certificate Attestation / Apostille – Canada

Canada is located in North America’s northern part. The capital city is Canada and it’s a developed country with fifteenth highest nominal per capita income. Canada also ranks high in terms of civil liberties, quality of life, education and economic freedom. Those planning to move out of Canada for education, work or tourism need to get their documents duly attested from the authorities. BVS Global offers specialized services for completing this process within the expected timelines.

The Procedure of Attestation in Canada:

This procedure can vary in Canada because it does not issue Apostille. Instead, you need to undergo an authentication and legalization process. It also depends on the nature of documents and the reason for attestation. Typically, it includes:

  • Firstly, the documents will be sent for authentication to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
  • A certificate of authentication will be attached to the relevant documents.
  • The documents will be sent to theconcerned Embassy for adding a certificate of legalization on their front page.
  • In some cases, documents may also require notarization to prove their legitimacy.

The documents to be attested under this process may include educational, non-educational, and commercial certificates.

Why You Need It

When a document is attested, it eliminates all worries regarding the genuineness of the documentation and eases the process of your international endeavor. Such authentication is a legal necessity for all cross-border undertakings involving personal or career-related advancements:

  • Embassies or consulates for visa or passport issuance
  • Immigration office in case of visa application, emigration request or work status change etc.
  • World education services (WES) and International qualifications assessment (IQAS) verification
  • Equivalency requirements for Ministry of Education (MOE) or Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)

How Can We Help?

Attesting a document can be quite complicated. We are specialized and experienced in handling this process end-to-end regardless of the type of documents to be attested. With us, you can rest assured and relaxed because we have successfully helped thousands of customers in getting their documents attested within the shortest time.

At BVS Global, we have a team of dedicated experts who are certified in this industry and remain in constant contact with our legalization associates in Canada. We will ensure that your document attestation goes smoothly without any hassles.

For more details, please call us today.

Document Attestation through BVS Global

As a complex process, requiring careful attention to details, getting a document attested demands expertise and a full understanding of the procedures involved. Handling it on your own can mean unnecessary delay, slipups and expenses.

BVS Global has years of experience in handling attestation of valuable certificates and documents legitimately, keeping in mind the security concerns and customer requirements. Our attestation services include:

  • Embassy & Consulate Attestation
  • Apostille from countries part of Hague convention
  • Attestation from state government departments and ministries

We handle attestation of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/ Employment Certificate and of Commercial documents such as Articles of association, financial documents, Commercial invoice or Bills of lading.

Reach Out to BVS Global Attestation Services

BVS Global Services is a one stop shop for all document authentication services. We provide verification and attestation in more than 100 countries, translation services in over 200 languages. We also provide visa concierge facilities in over 80 countries.

Attestation or legalization Process for documents from Canada

Ministry of Education or notary in Canada

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada or an Apostille

Embassy or Consulate in Canada

Ministry of foreign affairs of the destination country


Original certificate(s)

Passport copy

Declaration form

Power of Attorney (if required)

Document Types

Types of Personal Documents

ACPO – ACRO – NIS Certificate attestation

POA - Power of Attorney Attestation

Adoption certificate legalization

Affidavit attestation

Certificate of residency attestation

Certified language translations

Copies of personal documents such as passports and references attestation

Copy Passports driver’s licenses and other identity documents attestation

Court Document authentication

Criminal Record Checks (CRB) attestation

Decree Absolute or Nisi attestation

Divorce certificate or decrees issued by the Family Court attestation

Driving License attestation

Employment Awards attestation

Employment Letters attestation

Finger print certificate attestation

Grant of Probate certificate legalization

Health certificate attestation

Letters of Attendance attestation

Letters of Authorization

Life certificates attestation

Marriage Certificate attestation

No Impediment Certificate attestation

No Impediment to Overseas Marriages certificates legalization

Ministry of justice attestation on translated documents

Notary Public witnessed documents

Police clearance certificate attestation

Police Letters legalization

Power of Attorney witnessed by a solicitor

Probate documents and wills attestation

Single Status certificates attestation

Solicitor signed documents attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation

Personal Status Certificate Attestation

Singleness Certificate Attestation

Certificate of No Marriage Record Attestation

Death Certificate Attestation

Certificate of Indemnity Attestation

FIR Report Attestation

Experience Letter Attestation

School leaving certificate attestation

Good Conduct certificate attestation

NBI clearance certificate attestation

Process of Attesting Personal Documents

Legal Translation from Canada (If Necessary)

Notary in Canada

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Canada

Process of attesting educational documents

Legal Translation from Canada (If Necessary)

Ministry of Education in Canada

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Canada

Process of Attesting Commercial Document

Concerned authority or Govt. department in Canada

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in Canada

Example of document attestation procedure for use in UAE

Certificate attestation or Legalization Procedure of Canada document, to be used in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally issued in Canada.

Documents of Canada origin – such as Personal, Educational, and Commercial documents have to be attested from Ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) UAE. Prior to Ministry of foreign affairs UAE attestation, the document has to be attested by a notary or ministry of education in Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada and UAE Embassy in Canada.

*If any embassy or consulate in a particular country is not operational, the document would be directed to the nearest government body, which has the jurisdiction over that country for attestation or an Apostille

BVS Global provides attestation, legalization, authentication, verifications, and Apostille service for personal, educational or commercial documents

We provide attestations, legalizations or apostilles, for any type of Canada documents for usage in other countries besides the UAE. Kindly note the process may vary depending on the document and the laws of the origin & destination country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be replaced by an apostille, if the origin or destination countries are part of Hague convention 1961. Original certificates may not be required for some countries.

Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements and processes may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions. Please contact our customer service officer for updated fee structure and more information.

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