Authentication of documents

Authentication is a free service provided by the Government of Canada to prove that the signature, seal and position of an official on a document issued or certified in one jurisdiction or country is genuine, so that it can be recognized in another jurisdiction or country. In other countries this is known as legalization or apostille.

Before you start

Make sure that you have everything you need, double-check the requirements with the embassy or high commission in Canada of your destination country.

Get your document authenticated

Please select the type of document you want to have authenticated:


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