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Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server

Posted by: Michael Atkinson
Category: Document Authentication and Legalization
authentication legalization service or process server

In recent months, it has come to our attention that there has been some confusion surrounding companies that provide Canadian document authentication and legalization services.  The bulk of the Canadian documents that are being used abroad first must be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada (formerly Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Canada).  Once authenticated they must then be legalized by the Countries Embassy or Consulate.  If you do not reside in Ottawa and need to have your Canadian documents processed for use abroad you should consider hiring an Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server.

Should I hire a third party Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server?

If you do not reside in Ottawa and require your documents to be processed quicker Global Affairs Canada recommends that you consider hiring a third party Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server.  Although Global Affairs suggests that you hire a third party service provider they do not recommend any one company over another.  This requires individuals to still conduct some basic due diligence and determine which Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server is right for them.  It should be noted that the fees charged by the various companies vary widely.  Because of the fee disparity one should be careful and hire the company that best suits their needs.  The benefits of using an authentication legalization service or process server is simply the time saved by having them attend at Global Affairs in person.  One can expect to save approximately fifteen business days alone.

What should be some of the considerations when hiring an Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server?

When one considers hiring a Canadian document authentication and legalization service or process server, one should naturally first consider where the company is actually located.  If the work is to be done in Ottawa, Ontario CANADA why would one contemplate hiring a company that is not actually located in the City of Ottawa.  In the event that one considers hiring a company to assist them who is located outside of Ottawa, Ontario CANADA then they are typically paying some type of additional agency fee which should not be necessary.  Another consideration is the fees charged by the third party Authentication Legalization Service or Process Server.  For some reason the fees vary widely and one should consult a number of different companies before making their decision.

Should you have any questions about Canadian document authentication and/or legalization, you are invited to contact the helpful staff at Capital Authentication either by telephone at: 1 (613) 236-9975 or by e-mail at: info@capitalauthentication.com  Feel free to also visit us on the web at: www.capitalauthentication.com

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