What is the difference between authentication and legalization?

People are often found confused about authentication and legalization, so you need to understand that there is a slight difference between these two. In order to understand authentication, you need to understand apostille treaty. It is an international treaty and that is the reason why Apostille Canada is accepted everywhere. The documents of the treaty will be accepted for all legal purposes in other countries. The certification is known as apostille and for that, local notarization of all the documents is required. The documents in that case will have stamp and for the Affidavits you need a local notarization service like Notary public.

The Authentication and Legalization proves the genuineness of the documents. This will make the document valid to the authority and to make the document genuine a signature may act as a validation. In Canada, the genuine documents have stamp on it and if the document is valid in the other country then it is called legalization. The legalization process can be done only by the consulate of the country where the document is to be used. Every embassy has its perimeter to understand the validity of the document and the consulate works according to that. Once the document is legalized, the consulate will verify it with an authentication stamp.

For further information on the difference between authentication and legalization, please contact Notarizers by email at Info@Notarizers.ca or by phone at 416-782-5926.

Victor Opara. Victor Nnamdi Opara. Notary Public. RCMP Accredited Fingerprinting Agent. Pardons, Waivers. Police Clearance. Notarizers.ca. TheFingerPrinter.com, RCMPeFingerprinting.com in North York, Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Ajax, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, and Brampton.

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