Consular legalization is the confirmation of the compliance of documents with the legislation of the State of their origin, wherever the Apostille is not available.
Documents issued and valid in one jurisdiction may be used in another only after their legalization in accordance with the established consular protocol, unless otherwise provided.
ATTENTION! Canada is not a signee to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, which established the Apostille* and repealed the requirements of diplomatic or consular legalization of foreign documents. Therefore, the procedure for Apostille in Canada is not applied. Documents issued in Canada intended for use in Russia are subject to legalization at the consular office of the Russian Federation.
Our Document Legalization services for the documents intended for use in Russia are processed at the Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade of Canada and the Consular section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ottawa.