In order to be used abroad and submitted to official bodies and authorities in the country other than the country where your corporate document has been issued (Canada, for example), this document must be translated and authenticated. Authentication (abroad referred to as legalization or Apostille) requirement depends on a number of factors.

Authentication is different to certification, although the two are often used interchangeably to mean the same thing. If you are not sure whether it is authentication or certification you require, please contact us and a member of our team will advise you on the best course of action.

What is authentication?

Authentication is a recognized procedure used for certifying authenticity of the official signature and/or seal on your corporate document. It usually entails attestation by a notary public, who certifies authenticity of the document by affixing his/her stamp or seal and signature onto the document.

Only after this your corporate document can be produced to official bodies and authorities, such as courts. This authentication procedure can be time consuming, but it is in many cases inevitable.

What to do next?

When you wish to have your corporate documents authenticated, please apply online, alternatively please contact us if you have any questions.