Canada is not a member of the Hague Convention of 1961.
The federal Canada Evidence Act provides that public documents issued/executed in the UK (certified by a UK Notary Public or Solicitor and bearing the name and seal of office) are legally valid, have the same force and effect as if taken in Canada by an authorized person, and will be admitted in evidence in Canada without further attestation.
However, from past experiences, caertain documents for use in Quebec may require further consular attestation – please confirm with the instructing party if this would be the case.
Some documents can be legalised by way of Apostille only depending on the instructions from the local authorities in Canada.
If FCO Apostille is required, the Apostille fee is £30 for standard service or £75 for premium service.
Turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days for standard service in Milton Keynes or 1-3 hours for premium service in London.
The Canadian High Commission in London are able to authenticate signatures of officers of the Legalisation Office of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Mondays to Fridays
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ
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