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How to Process Documents at the Colombia Embassy or Consulate

The staff at Capital Authentication assists clients with the Authentication and Legalization of Canadian documents for use in Colombia. The Canadian authentication and legalization process is also known as Attestation or Apostille. Our clients typically are individuals who are seeking to relocate to Colombia and they need to validate certain Canadian documents. We also routinely assist individuals with processing of their RCMP Criminal Records Check as well as other personal Canadian documents such as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Court Documents, Pension Documents and Banking Documents. From a corporate standpoint, we regularly assist corporations and lawyers with processing their required corporate documents.

As an expert in the Canadian document authentication and legalization field, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your unique situation. During our discussion, we will review your material and ensure that it is accurate. We will confirm that the documents meet Global Affairs Canada’s requirements and the diplomatic mission of Costa Rica. At the same time, we will also provide you with an expected timeline from start to finish while supplying you with a fully itemized quote. Our approach remains unique within the industry, and we employ what we refer to as The Completion Time Method when authenticating and legalizing Canadian documents for use abroad.

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Embassy of Colombia

360 Albert Street,
Suite 1002,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7X7

Tel: 613-230-3760

Fax: 613-230-4416

Common Document Legalization Questions

Our expert staff would welcome the opportunity to assist you with the Canadian Apostille of your Canadian documents at the Embassy of Colombia. In Canada, the apostille process is more routinely referred to as authentication and legalization. We typically process personal and corporate documents and work with individuals, companies and law firms. We will advise you of the requirements and provide you with a realistic timeline to apostille your documents at the Embassy of Portugal. At the same time, we will provide you with a fully itemized quote.

Our office routinely assists individuals who must provide an RCMP Criminal Records check to someone in Colombia. The apostille process is quite straightforward, and in order to save time, it is recommended that you retain a third-party authentication and legalization service, like our office, to assist.

For a free no obligation quote, reach out to our office. We would be happy to discuss your matter, provide you with accurate information as well as a realistic timeline and costing.

Many of our clients use joint language documents such as a Power of Attorney. There are some additional steps that may need to be taken before a joint language Power of Attorney can be authenticated by Global Affairs and legalized by the Embassy of Colombia. For example, was the notary fluent in both languages? If not, the document will need to be translated by a certified translator and then notarized.

As an expert in the authentication and legalization process, our staff can guide you through the requirements so that your documents are processed correctly the first time.

There are a number of factors that have an impact upon the overall cost of having documents legalized at the Embassy of Colombia. For instance, the number of documents that you have, whether we can make an appointment to physically attend at the Embassy of Colombia or if return couriers are required. The legalization fee is currently in US funds and as a result the exchange rate needs to be taken into consideration along with the cost of obtaining the necessary money order.

It is recommended that you reach out to one of our expert staff who specializes in the Canadian apostille process as it relates to the Embassy of Colombia. We would be happy to discuss the authentication and legalization process. We would be more than happy to guide you through the requirements. At the same time, we would also be happy to provide you with an itemized breakdown of the anticipated fees.

Considering the continued impact surrounding Covid-19, the Embassy of Colombia has suspended in person submissions. The Embassy of Colombia requires documents to be couriered to and from their office. The Embassy remains efficient with the legalization of documents. Given the requirement to use return courier, we are suggesting that our clients consider either our seven or ten day processing option.

We would be happy to discuss your unique situation while providing you with an accurate timeline as well as all of the anticipated costs.

There are many instances when it is more convenient for a client to have documents sent directly to our office as opposed to their receiving them first.  For example, government issued documents such as birth certificates can be sent directly to us.  We can receive them and start compiling a client dossier with the authentication and legalization component to commence once we have all of the documents.

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