Notary & Commissioner
Assistance with Authentication and Legalization

If you own a business or property abroad, you may face legal difficulties when using documents issued in Canada, as they are not seen as legal in the country where your business or property lies. For the documents to be valid outside of Canada, you need to authenticate and legalize your documents accordingly. We can support you during this process to ensure your Canadian documents will be legally accepted in other countries.

You may need to authenticate or legalize a document if you need to use the document abroad. Authentication is the verification of the genuineness of a document or signature.

To be able to use your Canadian issued documents abroad, International Law sets out a simple 2-step process:

  1. Authentication
  2. First we need to have the provincial or federal government authenticate the signature of the local official or notary public who signed your document.

  3. Legalization
  4. Once the signature is authenticated, we will need to take the documents to an embassy or consulate of the foreign country in which you will be using the document. The embassy or consulate will then legalize the authentication so for your use abroad.

We know these processes inside out, and are here to remove any burdens. Our goal is to make this process readily available and deliver solutions in a timely manner. We are one of the few firms in Calgary offering flat rates for standard transactions. Our pricing is published on our website, so you always know what to expect.

authentication and legalization of documents for use abroad

How It Works

The Paperwork
To start the process, you will need to bring in or send us the documents which you need legalized. If you need guidance or assistance with the drafting of documents, please contact us for a quote.
We will then communicate with the provincial or federal government to arrange for the authentication of your documents.
Lastly, we will communicate with the embassy or consulate to arrange for the legalization of the documents. Once complete, we will deliver the documents back to you in-person or by mail.
Authentication and Legalization
Authentication of documents to be used abroad** $150
Legalization of documents to be used abroad** $150

**Does not include disbursements.

Flat fees do not include GST and disbursements.

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Anna Dunaeva

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