What is Authentication / Legalization of documents?

Even if you have had your documents attested before a Notary Public in Alberta they are not usually acceptable in other countries without a Certificate of Authentication. An official of the Deputy Provincial Secretary's Office signs the certificate authenticating the appointment, the signature and the seal of the Notary Public. A Certificate of Authentication may only be issued by the Deputy Provincial Secretary's Office, who holds the official records of Notaries Public of the Province of Alberta, including records of their signatures and seals.

Once this process is completed they will normally meet the requirements of the receiving country.



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