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Authentication and Legalization of Documents

Legalization of Canadian documents for KazakhstanSince Canada did not sign the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 "Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents", the term "apostille" is not applicable to documents outgoing from Canada to be used in Kazakhstan.  Unlike Canada, Kazakhstan has joined this Convention by way of accession as a non-member on 5 April 2000, and the convention entered into force on the territory of Kazakhstan on 30 January 2001.

Thus, in order for any personal or commercial documents outgoing from Canada to be formally used in Kazakhstan, they have to be legalized.  

In short, the whole legalization process consists of 3 stages: notarization, authentication at Global Affairs of Canada and actual consular legalization at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ottawa

In order for Kazakh Service Centre to provide authentication and legalization services, it is necessary to supply the following documents:

 

     For personal documents

  1. Cover Letter using this template.
  2. Actual original or certified true copy of the the document that will be legalized. Please be advised that  Power of Attorney has to be on English only, please do not translate any documents into Russian/Kazakh in Canada.
  3. Certified true copy of your curent Canadian passport (ID page only). In case if different citizenship, certified true copy of curent home country passport; certified true copy of Canadian Permanent Resident Card or any Canadian document allowing legal stay in Canada such as study or work visa (recently notarized ( not later than 10 days) by Canadian lawyer, barrister, solicitor, student-at-law, notary public or commissioner for oaths). 
  4. Power of Attorney using this template (You will need to certifiy your signature by comissioner or notary).
  5. Payment  (please contatc us, as each case is unique). 
  6. Prepaid return envelope or we can do it for you for additional cost. 

     For business documents

  1. Cover Letter printed out on the Company letterhead using this template.
  2. Actual original or certified true copy of the the document that will be legalized. Please be advised that Power of Attorney has to be on English only, please do not translate any documents into Russian/Kazakh in Canada.
  3. Regular photocopies of  the Company legal documents (Article of Incorporation; Legal foundation documents) and copies of documents confirming the legal capacity of the person who sign the cover letter and request the legalization.
  4. Certified true copy of  curent Canadian passport (ID page only) of the person who has the legal capacity to sign the compnay cover letter and request the legalization.. In case if different citizenship, certified true copy of curent home country passport; certified true copy of Canadian Permanent Resident Card or any Canadian document allowing legal stay in Canada such as study or work visa (recently notarized ( not later than 10 days) by Canadian lawyer, barrister, solicitor, student-at-law, notary public or commissioner for oaths). 
  5. Power of Attorney using this template (You will need to certifiy your signature by comissioner or notary).
  6. Payment  (please contatc us, as each case is unique). 
  7. Prepaid return envelope or we can do it for you for additional cost.          
 
 

 Please be advised if you would like that Kazakh Service Centre® implement for you authentication at Global Affairs of Canada and actual consular legalization at the Embassy of Kazakhstan (full service) – our service fee is flat regardless of numbers of documents -170 CAD + official legalization fees + return shipment.
If you need separate service (authentication or legalization only) please see the rates here:

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
275 Slater Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H9
Tel.: +1 888-800-9339
E-mail: customer.service@kazakhservicecentre.com

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:

  • 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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