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Key Points

  • Citizens of Canada will no longer be required to legalize documents in Hague member states who have joined the Apostille Convention


The government of Canada joined the Apostille Convention, which removed the requirement for certain foreign-issued public documents to be legalized.

As a result, documents originally granted in Canada will be accepted by 124 member states belonging to the Apostille Convention. The government of Canada will also accept documents issued in the 124 member states without further needing to authenticate foreign public documents.

What are the Changes?

The government of Canada joined the Apostille Convention, which removes the requirement for the legalization of public documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and education certificates and degrees in Hague member states. According to the government, this change will help to streamline the immigration application process in the country.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada

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