Your document can be declined authentication

Authenticating a document is free. It proves that the signature, the position of an official and the seal on a certified document are genuine. Other jurisdictions or countries will recognize your authenticated document as a valid copy.

Authentication is also called legalization or apostille.

Complete list of documents that can be authenticated

While authentication does not relate to a document’s content your document can be declined authentication. This may happen if:

You will be informed in writing if the document cannot be authenticated. The matter may be referred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and to the relevant regulatory bodies for lawyers, notaries public and commissioners of oaths.

Documents that cannot be authenticated include:

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