Attest documents for use in Canada

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Canada

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Canada

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Canadian authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Canada, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedEnglish and Frenchtranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Canada, including documents issued in:

Canada is a signatory to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab). This means that official documents issued in other signatory countries can be certified by an Apostille Stamp in the country where they have been issued. This stamp will generally be accepted directly by Canadian authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Canada.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Canadian embassy or consulate. This applies to documents in countries such as: AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar

If you have documents issued in Canada:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Canada for use abroad, including Canadian birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Canada, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Canada. Translations not done in Canada may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Canadian authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Canada, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Canada

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Canada Resources

Canadian news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Canada Visa and Immigration Resources
Canada: Immigration Comparative Guide
Immigration Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Canada,
Canada Embassies and Consulates
Canada Embassies and consulates
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Canada Visa and Immigration News
A Fast-Tracked Route to Canadian Permanent Residency and Citizenship
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Everything To Know About Canada's New Digital Nomad Visa
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A Guide to Canadas Digital Nomad Visa
While Canada doesnt have a specific digital nomad visa, there are alternative options that can allow nomads to live and work in the country. So, for anybody contemplating this exciting move, heres a comprehensive guide to Canadas digital nomad initiatives.
Canada Offers Humanitarian Pathway to Residency
Canada opens humanitarian pathway to provide permanent residence to Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan foreign nationals
Guide to move to Canada as a human resource manager
Guide to move to Canada as a human resource manager. Explore available options and opportunities to move to Canada.
Skilled Tech Professionals Flock from the US to Canada Amid H-1B Visa Challenges
As of now, 6,000 highly-skilled international workers with H-1B in the US are heading to Canada for work, according to a report from CNBC.
My parent is a Canadian citizen, but I was born outside Canada Am I eligible for proof of citizenship
Foreign nationals with at least one parent, whether biological or legal, who was a Canadian citizen at the time of their birth are eligible for Canadian citizenship themselves through proof of citizenship.
How to get a Canadian work permit as a Television or Film worker
Canadas immigration department has recognised the importance of allowing TV and Film workers into the country, due to economic benefit that such workers can provide, in creating jobs and attracting significant investment.
Canada Start-Up Visa Program: What Are The Rules On Business Ownership - Canada Immigration and Visa Information Canadian Immigration Services and Free Online Evaluation
Entrepreneurs who want to gain permanent residency to Canada under the Start-Up Visa program must carefully follow the rules of business ownership under the program to qualify.
Canada vies for global workers with digital nomad visa expansion
Canada, which has long welcomed digital nomads for stays of up to six months while on a visitor visa, announced its working on a new tech talent strategy to attract foreign workers by the end of this year.
How To Immigrate To Canada As An Architect
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced earlier this year that Canadas Express Entry system will begin targeting 82 jobs in healthcare, technology, trades, transport and agriculture this summer including architects.
Canadian immigration implications of being self-employed
You may be self-employed and still be eligible for Canadian immigration streams. Most economic immigration streams require proof of at least a years worth of work.
Canada Trade and Business News
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Certified translation for immigration to Canada: What you need to know
When applying for immigration or permanent residence, you may be asked to provide certified translations of your official documents into English or French - Canada's two official languages.
US vs Canada: Why Indian students prefer the latter
Latest data and measures settle the US vs Canada debate for Indian students. Here are all the perks that make it superior to the US.
Indonesia and Canada to launch economic partnership talks
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Opportunity vs threat: Canada's unpredictable and sometimes irreconcilable relationship with China
Ottawa faces an increasingly complex challenge to balance economic opportunity with security concerns
Portugal and Canada to fire up Blue Economy
Marine industry experts from Portugal and Canada are staging a special Blue Economy conference to spark transatlantic business growth.
Germany Retains Top Nation Brand Ranking, the UK and Canada Round Out the Top Three
The United Kingdom moves to second place, its best performance ever recorded, with reputational gains on the Governance, Culture, People, and Tourism Indices. Canada ranks in third place for a second consecutive year.
AI fuels boom in innovation, investment and jobs in Canada
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Is Canada raising the drawbridge on foreign investment Financial Post
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Canada can avoid chronic slow growth, but it needs to boost productivity
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Canada is well-positioned to secure prosperity and avoid a long period of slow growth, a senior Bank of Canada official said on Wednesday, provided the right steps are taken to spur productivity

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)