The Canadian equivalent of an Apostille is a three-step procedure that entails 'notarizing', 'authenticating', and 'legalizing'. Once these three steps are completed, a document originating in Vancouver, BC becomes valid for use in the USA. This process applies to important documents such as powers of attorney, real estate transfers, and various other legal papers. . This article will explain more about Apostilles, and how Brosgall Legal | Notary Services can assist. If you have any questions, or want to book an appointment, please send us an email or call us at 604-685-2326. Our home page provides further information.
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Authentication and legalization is a unique process that validates a document to make it legal in the USA. This article explains the process of international notarization, authentication and legalization (Apostille). This is Brosgall Legal's niche, and we can help - you'll deal directly with us.
CANADIAN AUTHENTICATION + LEGALIZATION = USA APOSTILLE
The process for notarization, authentication, and legalization of documents for use in the United States is quite complicated. Apostille certificates are not issued in Canada, so the local documentation must first be notarized by a Vancouver notary public or lawyer. The notarized document must then be authenticated by the appropriate British Columbia or Canadian government authority, and finally, the authenticated package must be legalized by the Consulate General of the USA in Vancouver, BC. We would be pleased to work on your behalf to authenticate and legalize (Apostille) your legal documentation.
BROSGALL LEGAL IS REGISTERED WITH THE USA CONSULATE IN VANCOUVER, BC
Brosgall Legal has been granted preferred status with the US Consulate in Vancouver. Our preferred status is a significant advantage for you, as it significantly expedites the authentication and legalization process. Due to Brosgall Legal's relationship with the US Consulate, we take care of everything for you, and present you with your authenticated and legalized documents, ready for use in the United States. We simplify the process, and make it fast and reliable.
PROCEDURE FOR NOTARIZING, AUTHENTICATING AND LEGALIZING DOCUMENTS AT THE US CONSULATE IN VANCOUVER
Step 1 (Notarization): You bring your document to Brosgall Legal to be notarized or certified. We make a notarized copy of your original documents (certified copy), or notarize your signature after seeing your ID. This step confirms that your document and/or your signature are genuine.
Step 2 (Authentication): Brosgall Legal will ensure your notarized documents are properly authenticated prior to us dealing with the USA Consluate. This step confirms the validity of Mr. Brosgall's signature, seal, and professional standing as a B.C. lawyer and notary public.
Step 3 (Legalization): Brosgall Legal then persoanlly attends the US Consulate in Vancouver on your behalf to get your documents properly legalized. This step confirms that the entire procedure has been done correctly. Because of our pre-registration at the US Consulate in Vancouver, our service is fast and reliable.
The documentation is then ready for use in the United States. We notify you immediately, so that you can pick up your document from our downtown Vancouver law office. Alternatively, we often deliver the 'Apostilled' documents direclty to the United States via FedEx.
THE ADVANTAGES OF USING BROSGALL LEGAL FOR USA AUTHENTICATIONS
- Peace of mind - This is the main reason that our clients come to us - we regularly process authentications and legalizations at the US Consulate in Vancouver, and we'll ensure your important documentation is handled professionally.
- Speed - Brosgall Legal has strong relationships with local government authorities, and preferred status at the US Consulate in Vancouver. As a result, turnaround time is greatly reduced. Most lawyers and notaries simply cannot offer this kind of service and speed.
- Streamlined Process - Having documents authenticated and legalized for international use can be difficult and frustrating. Brosgall Legal takes care of all the details and presents you with the finished product ready for use in the United States.
- Convenience - When you use Brosgall Legal, you won't have to book appointments, go to the US Consulate in Vancouver, find parking, line up for hours, and then risk being turned away if your paperwork isn't perfectly in order. We take care of everything on your behalf, and we get it right.
VANCOUVER NOTARY PUBLIC, COMMISSIONER OF OATHS, AND LAWYER
Brosgall Legal's owner and principal, Adam Brosgall, is an experienced Vancouver Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths, and Lawyer. He is fully qualified, licenced, and insured to handle American authentications, and legalizations. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email, or call 604-685-2326 to book an appointment. Please see our Vancouver Notary home page for our other services, and we look forward to seeing you.