Effective January 11, 2024, countries that are part of the Apostille Convention will no longer accept a Certificate of Authentication. They will only accept an Apostille. Companies Office will no longer provide Authentication services after January 10, 2024.

What is an Apostille? An Apostille is a certificate issued by Global Affairs Canada that replaces the need for a Manitoba Certificate of Authentication and replaces the need for legalization of that document by the foreign embassy/consulate.

For more information on Apostilles, please visit Global Affairs Canada’s website at: https://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/about-a_propos/services/authentication-authentification/apostille-convention.aspx?lang=eng

Documents going to a non-Apostille Country?
Contact your country of destination to determine what they require. Will they:

  1. Want an Apostille from the Global Affairs Canada and legalization of that Apostille from the consulate? OR
  2. The documents to go directly to the consulate?


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