Apostille Canada

Red Seal Notary is Canada's National Notary Public Company

Apostille Canada (Authentication & Legalization)

Red Seal Notary now offers expedited Apostille services to clients in Canada and abroad. The Hague Apostille Convention is in effect in Canada, eliminating the legalization of documents by a consular office of more than 120 countries who are signatories of this Convention. Our dedicated team of professionals will make the process quick, easy and hassle-free for our customers by taking care of your Apostille needs from start to finish. Let us do the research, preparation, and waiting in lines for you. Our services include:

Notarization Services

Experience our fast and professional notarization services by visiting any of our locations in-person or sending us original documents for certified copies via post. Our team includes notaries that are appointed in their jurisdiction and registered with both Provincial and Federal authentication offices so the process will not be delayed by registration issues.

Translation Services

Officially recognized translation services may be a requirement for the apostille process. Relieve yourself from the stress of translating foreign documents and leave it to us to retain professional and high-quality translation services on your behalf.

Delivery Services

Sit back while we personally deliver and pick up your documents to and from the various authentication offices, consulates and embassies. Once completed, we ship the documents per your instructions to all necessary recipients with discretion and security. You will no longer have to wait an inordinate amount of time lining up at the consulate. We will gladly send personnel to do the waiting for you until completion.

Embassy Relationship

For countries requiring Authentication & Legalization and consular stamp, witness immediate results. Our familiarity with the Consulates & Embassies of foreign countries allows us to expedite the processing of your documents.

An Apostille certificate is issued as part of the authentication process for Canadian public documents. Canadian notarized documents for use abroad must often go through the apostille process in order for the document to be valid in the foreign jurisdiction. Canada along with more than 120 countries are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention whereby authenticated documents will be issued an apostille certificate. The apostille certificate will simplify and eliminate the step required for the document to be legalized by the consular office of Hague signatory countries. There are however countries that are not signatories of The Hague Apostille Convention and therefore the two step process of “Authentication and Legalization” by the consular office is required. In most circumstances (depending on the country and document in question), Red Seal Notary can provide you with apostille or authentication & legalization services.
Apostille Countries
Non-Apostille Countries

"Authentication" is intended to remove the burden on foreign courts, authorities, businesses and individuals in proving documents are genuine that originate outside of their country. Authentication is undertaken by Global Affairs Canada and Provincial authentication authorities such as the Ministry of Justice of Alberta, Official Documents Services (ODS) in Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia and Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of Saskatchewan depending where the document was issued and or notarized.

Authentication verifies the registration of a notary public as well as the notary's seal and signature. When a request is made, Global Affairs Canada and/or the Provincial authentication authority checks its records to confirm the notary's registration and compares the notarial seal and signature on the document being submitted against records it holds of the notary's seal and signature. When the notary's authority, signature and seal are confirmed, the document to be authenticated will then receive an apostille certificate, a stamp and/or an additional seal together with a statement from the authentication authority to the effect that the notary is "known to be in good standing". Once this happens, nothing may be added to or removed from the document.

We offer apostille and authentication & legalization services for variety of legal public documents such as:

Educational Certificates




Identification Documents


Driver's License

Health Cards

Birth Certificates

Death Certificates


Marital Documents

Marriage Certificates

Divorce Certificate

Marriage Abroad Certificates

Single Status Declaration

Statement In Lieu of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad


Power of Attorney

Court Documents

Commercial Invoice

Certificate of Origin

Customs Documents

Property Transaction and Ownership Documents


Business Registrations

Articles of Incorporation


Statutory Declarations

Certified Copies

Medical Licenses

Pharmaceutical Certificate

Every situation may be unique. To better assist you with your Apostille or Authentication & Legalization needs, we are here to help. To learn more, please click here or get in touch to connect with an Apostille specialist to answer your specific questions.

Additional Service Offerings:

  • Authentication of Notarized Documents
  • Legalization of Documents at Consulates
  • Legalization of Notarized Documents
  • Obtaining Foreign Embassy Stamp
  • Obtaining Ontario Government Document Authentication


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