Apostille Certificates (Authentication & Legalization)
Authentication" eliminates the burden placed on foreign courts and authorities, by proving valid documents originating outside their countries. Authentication is carried out by the DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) and provincial authentication authorities like the Government of Ontario's Management Board Secretariat (Official Documents) or the Official Documents and Appointments branch of Alberta's Department of Justice. To authenticate a document in accordance with the foreign country’s recipient rules, it is advised to first consult with the embassy or consulate of that particular country (i.e. the country where you plan to wed).