Changes to authentication services in Canada

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The Apostille Convention comes into effect in Canada on January 11, 2024

From this date, we will offer the Apostille service for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) certificates. However, we will NO LONGER offer the authentication & legalization service for countries where the Apostille Convention is not in effect.

Authenticated documents will include a standard certificate called an apostille. The apostille eliminates steps required to get documents accepted in countries where the convention is in effect, including the legalization by a consular office of the destination country. This will simplify the acceptance of Canadian public documents in the more than 120 countries that have signed the convention.

For more information, consult the list of countries that are signatories of the Apostille Convention.