Authentication of divorce certificate, court order, court judgment

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.

Please follow the steps on this page to have the following documents authenticated:

If your document was not on this list, please see the complete list of documents we can authenticate.

Before you start

Make sure you have everything you need. Check the requirements by contacting your destination country embassy or consulate in Canada:

Please note: Documents must bear the original signature of the relevant court clerk or registrar, as well as the court seal or stamp. If the signature is not legible you must have the clerk print their name or apply a stamp bearing their printed name.

Step 1

What type of document do you have?

The original document.

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A copy that has been certified.

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A copy that has not been certified.

Get the copy certified as a true copy by a court official or Canadian notary public and come back to this website.

Certifying and notarizing documents

Step 2

Authentication in person

Authentication by mail or courier

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