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Apostille & Authentication and Legalization of Documents

Legalization of Canadian documents for Kazakhstan

Hague Convention (Apostille) comes into effect in Canada on January 11, 2024.

Since that date authenticated documents include a standard certificate called an apostille. The apostille eliminates steps required to get documents accepted in countries where the convention is in effect, including the legalization by a consular office of the country of destination. This will simplify and speed up the acceptance of Canadian public documents in the more than 120 countries that have signed the Hague convention 1961. Apostille process also is more time and cost effective than standard consular legalization, as you can save your money for official embassies fees.

Despite apparent simplicity of the Apostille process there are plenty of nuances that depend on the type of the document and country where the document would be used.

Please be advised that standard consular legalization at the embassy (2 steps process) is still needed for documents that originated in Canada if they are used in the countries that do not sign Hague Treaty 1961.

Sometimes superlegalization of Apostille at the embassy is needed.

Each case is unique and requires preliminary documents observation and expertise from our side.

The preliminary expertise of your documents will help you to save time and money for couriers.

The nature of our business requires preliminary observation of copies of your documents by email. If you want us to help you, please be prepared to share the scanned copies.


Where to Send Your Documents

If there is any issue with the editable PDF forms or you need additional clarification of Kazakhstan requirements, please contact us.

After we receive all the documents, we will issue you the invoice/receipt for the payment made and let you know when you should expect your documents back. Usually, it should take approximately 1 week for your visa to be issued and sent back to you.

Please arrange for courier shipping as it will allow you to track your documents. Please send your documents to our office in Ottawa:

Kazakh Service Centre Attn: Legalization
275 Slater Street, Suite 1800
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H9
Tel.: +1 888-800-9339

Your documents will be returned by Canada Post regular mail free of charge. If you need your documents to be returned by courier mail, please enclose a self-addressed prepaid envelope with postage paid or completed express mail waybill (FedEx, Purolator, UPS, DHL, Canada Post are accepted but FedEx preferred due to best service quality). 

Once our office has received your package, one of our representatives will contact you to begin the process of keeping you up to date regarding the receipt, progress and completion of your documents.  Or you can choose to contact our representative yourself to make sure your documents have been forwarded.

If you require our assistance in confirming that your documents are ready to be processed or you have further questions about your documents or our services, please call us or send us an e-mail immediately.

In general Kazakh Service Centre provides the following document services:

  • Power of Attorney Preparation
  • Notarization
  • Translation
  • Document retrieval
  • Certifcation at various organizations, agencies, bureaus, chambers and alike (intermediary certification)
  • Apostille
  • Legalization at foreign embassies (not only Embassy of Kazakhstan), consulates,  missions and high commissions.


Typical documents that we process are:

  • Adoption papers (foreign adoption)
  • Affidavits
  • Agreements
  • Animal/Plant Certificates
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Assignments
  • Authorizations of Agent
  • Birth Certificates
  • Certificates of Approval
  • Certificates of Good Behaviour
  • Certificates of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Certificates of Good Standing
  • Certificates of Licensing
  • Certificates of Pharmaceutical Product
  • Certificates of Product/Export
  • Certificates of Registration
  • Certificates to Foreign Governments
  • Certificates of Naturalization
  • Certificates of Non-Impediment to Marry Abroad
  • Certificates of Origin/Analysis
  • Certificates of Registration
  • Certificates of Service
  • Certified Court Records
  • Commercial Invoices
  • Contracts
  • Death Certificates and Transfer of Human Remain for Burial Documents
  • Declarations
  • Diplomas
  • Diplomatic Courier Letters
  • Divorce Decrees
  • Tax Warrant Notices
  • Dossiers
  • Employment Papers
  • Extraditions
  • Criminal Background Records
  • Financial Papers
  • Fingerprint Charts
  • Free Sale Certificates
  • Health Certificates
  • Home Study Documents
  • Income Certificates
  • Incumbencies
  • Immigration papers
  • Leases
  • Letters of Appointment
  • Letters of Authority
  • Letters of No Record
  • Letters of Reference
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Medical Fitness Certificates
  • Medical Reports
  • Passport Copies
  • Patents
  • Petitions for Name Change
  • Police Certificates
  • Powers of Attorney (POA)
  • Resolutions
  • Revocations of POA
  • Statements of Service
  • Statutory Declarations of Single Status
  • Tax Residency Certificates
  • Trademarks
  • Transcripts
  • Visa applications (foreign)
  • Warrants
  • Witness Depositions

If your documents are not listed above or if you have any question about our services, please feel free to contact us!


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