Authentication

Please note that in order for a Canadian document to have the intended legal effect in Iceland it must be legalized in the following manner;

The document(s) must be verified at a Canadian Notary Public;

The document(s) must be legalized by the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada (DFAIT).
Please, send the document(s) to DFAIT, which certifies that the document was issued by the proper authority. Enclose the following:

  • a money-order payable to the Embassy of Iceland
  • a short letter addressed to DFAIT with request to send the document(s) after its legalization directly to the Embassy;
  • a short letter address to the Embassy with request to legalize your document(s). Also, please, include the calculation of total sum of your money-order and your day phone number where we can reach you, if we have questions;
  • a returning courier envelope with your post address

The regular period of legalization is 10-15 days.

The fee for the legalization of each document is CAD 50 .

In order to hasten the legalization, you can pay CAD 50 extra for each document, for same day processing.

The mailing address for DFAIT:
Authentication and Service of Documents Section (JLAC)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2

Foreign Affairs of Canada is responsible for providing authentication service to Canadian citizens and foreign nationals on all Canadian documents that will be used overseas.

Please visit the website of DFAIT for further information. Authentication of Canadian documents



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