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ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE APOSTILLE CONVENTION/CONSULAR LEGALIZATION(AS OF JANUARY 11, 2024)

DATE
2023-12-18

CANADA JOINS THE APOSTILLE CONVENTION (AS OF JANUARY 11, 2024)


Please be advised that Canada has joined the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, commonly known as the "Apostille Convention." As this convention took effect in Canada on January 11, 2024, Canadian public and private documents intended for use in Korea will only require Apostille certificates. There will be no need for further legalization at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada.


  •   Key Changes :


  • Canadian Government-Issued Documents ➔︎ Apostillization

  • Notarized Documents by Canadian Notary Public ➔︎ Apostillization


  •  1. Obtaining an apostille in Canada



﹡︎This is not an exhaustive list, please refer to the Global Affairs Canada’s website regarding Apostille Convention to see where to send documents that have been notarized to receive an apostille certificate. -> Global Affairs Canada

 


2. Examples of documents:


  • - Canadian government-issued documents: e.g., Birth certificates, Marriage certificates, RCMP criminal record certificates, etc.

  • - Documents issued by Canadian schools: e.g., Academic transcripts, Enrollment letters, Degrees, etc. 

  • - Documents from Canadian businesses, etc.

  • - Documents notarized by Canadian notary publics: e.g., Proof of residency, Affidavit of signature, Verification of identity, Contracts, etc.


▣︎ Please note that apostille and consular legalization cannot be issued concurrently. Effective January 11, 2024, obtaining an apostille becomes mandatory. Documents authenticated by the Global Affairs Canada, Authentication Services Section (JLAC) or Ontario Official Documents Services(ODS) before January 10, 2024, can only be legalized at the Embassy by April 11, 2024.


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