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Authentication/legalization of documents
19 February 2020 00:04

Under The Hague Apostille Convention, signatory countries of this treaty have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries, providing those documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an “apostille”. An apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid or legal in all other signatory countries.

As Canada is not a signatory to this Hague Convention, it is not possible to obtain an apostille on Canadian documents. To be recognized in a foreign country, Canadian documents must be “authenticated and legalized.

The authentication and legalization process enables your Canadian documents to be recognized in Ukraine. This two-step process involves first, having your documents authenticated at the Global Affairs Canada.

After that you may bring or send them by mail to the Embassy with a copy of your ID, application and payment (a money-order for Embassy of Ukraine). 

Consular fees for legalization  shall be paid by money order or check certified  on the name of the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada:

regular procedure (5 working days) - 67 CAD per personal document; 133 CAD per document of legal entities.

In case of legalization on urgent procedure (up to 2 working days) the double consular fee is to be paid.

The Embassy does not legalizes documents that originate in Ukraine.

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