Attesting Canadian Documents For The UAE

Do you need a Canadian document attested for use in the UAE? Then you're in the right place.

  • Forget all the hassle you've heard about.
  • Forget about the nightmare of flying back to Canada and queuing for hours.
  • Forget about the worry that something was handled incorrectly.

If you choose Vital Certificates to handle your document attestation, we deal with everything so you don't have to...

The Canadian Attestation process differs from many other countries, as Canada does not issue Apostilles. Instead, they have an equivalent process called “Authentication and Legalisation”, which is required to get documents attested for use in the UAE.

How It Works

  • Send us your documents or have them collected by our specially allocated couriers.
  • We'll have them sent safely to Ottawa, Canada, where two things will happen:
  1. Authentication – The document will be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Once approved, a Certificate of Authentication will be attached to the document.
  2. Legalisation – Then, your document will be sent to the UAE Embassy in Ottawa, where they’ll add a Certificate of Legalisation to the front page.
  • Finally, your document will be returned to the UAE and attested at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), before being sent back to you (or anywhere else you might need), safe and sound.

The procedure is fairly standard though there can be some variables depending on the type of document and the province in which the document was issued. For example, for Canadian University Degrees, the UAE Embassy requires a copy of the transcripts to be sent to them directly from the educational institution. These transcripts will not be returned, as they will be kept by the Embassy.

Some documents may also require Notarisation before they can be Authenticated and Legalised. This means the signatures on your documents will need to be witnessed by a notary public or a lawyer, who will then attach a signed notary seal on the document to show that it is legitimate. The process of "Authentication and Legalisation" can then proceed. 

Why Vital Certificates?

As you can see, attesting a document can be quite complicated! Not to worry. Vital Certificates can handle the attestation process from end-to-end, regardless of the type of document you're trying to attest, which means you can sit back, relax and let us do the work.

We've helped thousands of clients have their documents attested, and haven't once had a document rejected in the UAE. Using our UAE attestation service gives you complete peace of mind and ensures that you get what you require in a timescale to suit your needs. Our staff are in constant contact with our legalisation partners in Canada, and as such are fully aware of the steps required to make sure your attestation goes smoothly.

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