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Important Notice in respect of Postal Applications for Attestation Services

 

Attestation of documents issued by the Canadian Government

Important NoticeIn view of relaxation on travel, postal applications for attestation services from residents of ONTARIO stand discontinued w.e.f. October 27, 2021. Full details can be viewed here.

Consular Officer on behalf of the Consulate attests the Civil Documents- Birth/Death/Marriage/ Divorce/Educational Certificates/Bank Statement, Passport, Driving License etc.) issued by the Canadian authorities. (Please Note: Applicants are informed that ex-party divorce is not acceptable for attestation. Consulate will attest divorce order obtained mutually). 

Since the document is issued by the Canadian Government/organization, it is mandatorily required to be authenticated by Ministry of Government and Consumer Services- Service Ontario (222 Jarvis Street, Main Floor, Toronto Tel: 416-325-8416.) for applicants residing in Ontario province. Applicants residing in other provinces may kindly get the pre-authentication from the designated consular offices in those provinces. 

Since the Consulate recognizes the seal & signature of the Consular authorities of Canada, it is mandatory on the part of Consulate to sign and put the seal on the front page. However, if the applicant desires to have additional signature and stamp on the last page or any other page as the case may be, where the applicant has put his/her signature on the document, there will be additional charge per seal & signature of the Consulate. The Consular officer only verifies the signature and seal of the authorities (for example Ministry of Government and Consumer Services etc.) appearing on such documents. 

Attestation of documents issued by the Indian Government

The documents issued by the Indian Government need to be attested from the General Administration / Home Department of the concerned State Government followed by attestation / Apostille from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (Patiala House);  thereafter, it can be presented to the Consulate for attestation. The Consular officer only verifies the signature and seal of the authorities (for example Ministry of External Affairs etc.) appearing on such documents. 

You may kindly see the following link if the document in question is eligible for Apostille  service - https://mea.gov.in/apostille.htm 

However, for attestation of documents such as copy of Indian passport/OCI there is no need of attestation from Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in Miscellaneous application form (Click here) along with a photograph pasted on it
  • Original and photocopy of civil document which needs to be attested;
  • Copy of passport (first and last page);
  • Copy of valid PR card/Work or Study permit/ Visitor visa (for Indian nationals)
  • Copy of  proof of address in Canada (Canadian driving license, Gas, Electricity or landline telephone bill displaying applicant's address and House lease agreement.
  • In case the application has been sent by post (postal option is available only for residents living outside of GTA), attach a self-addressed prepaid envelope for return of serviced documents.
  • Fee : C$ 16 for each signature of the Consular officer to be paid by bank draft/money order in favor of Consulate General of India, Toronto.

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