Legalizations

​IMPORTANT AS OF SEPTEMBER 10th, 2018.

9/10/2018
 
 
AUTHENTICATION OF CANADIAN LEGAL DOCUMENTS
 
 
 
1. Notary
Generally any document that requires authentication by this Consulate must be previously Notarized and it will include:
- The name of the Notary Public and signature.
2. Legalization 
 
Any Canadian document that needs to be valid in Spain must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada before being legalized by the Consulate of Spain.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
 
 
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G2
Telephone: (613) 944 4000
                                               Toll free number: 1 800267 8376
Previous to sending your documents to them you must revise the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada for instructions on how to send your documents by mail
 
 
 
3. DO NOT NOTARIZE
 
Certificates of birth, marriage or death don’t need to be notarized previous to be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
POLICE CERTIFICATES must be emitted by the R.C.M.P. CANADA-fingerprints and photo.
They must be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs –the original WITHOUT BEING NOTARIZED.
We will not legalize Regional or Provincial police certificates
 
 
 
4. Legalization Consulate General of Spain-Toronto
.  After the document has been authenticated, by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade the document has to be sent to the Consulate General of Spain for legalization.
Consulate General of Spain
2 Bloor Street East. Suite 1201.
Toronto, ON, M4W 1A8
Telephone: (416) 9771661 Ext. 21 / Fax: (416) 5934949
 
 
5.  Returning the documents and payment:
- You can collect the document or documents in person or by sending someone    to do it on your behalf.
- Our office can also mail out your documents if you indicate so to the Authentications Officer of the Consulate, and provide us with a prepaid self
- Our office can also mail out your documents if you indicate so to the Authentications Officer of the Consulate, and provide us with a prepaid self-addressed envelope to return the documents. Please, note that this envelope must be a Priority Courier or Xpress Post.
Payment: Check the fee for this authentication at our website, Consular Services > Fees, payable in cash only if the person is able to come to our Consulate. If it is sent by mail, a money order or certified check to the Consulate General of Spain must be provided.
 
PLEASE NOTE: you must provide the long form Birth Certificate for legalization.
 

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