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Certifications / Legalization

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of January 11th, 2024, the Apostille Convention will come into effect in Canada.

For more information visit this page.


Certification or legalization is used to confirm that a signature on a legal document (of a lawyer, notary public, Canadian public service officer, officer of a Canadian academic institution) corresponds to the signature on file at the Consular Office.

If the signature is not on file with the Consular Office, it must first be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada, and the signature of the Global Affairs officer legalized in turn by the Consular Office.

You may check to see if the signature is on file with this Embassy by consulting the following lists:

The signatures of Vital Statistics Officers pertinent to documents issued in this consular district (birth, death, and marriage certificates) are all on file with the Embassy’s Consular Office.

You may make an appointment for a certification via the new online reservation system Prenot@mi.

The fee for the service is listed here. (art. 69 or art.7 for vital statistics certificates).

Payment in cash only, at the time of the service.