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 by a Canadian Notary Public;

The document(s) must be legalized by the Department of Gobal Affairs Canada (GAC).
Please, send the document(s) to GAC, 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 GAC 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 per document is CAD 50 .

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

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

Global Affairs 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 GAC for further information. Authentication of Canadian documents

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