Marriage Documents (To Marry Overseas) in Canada
When Canadian citizens or permanent residents intend to marry foreign nationals abroad, it is often required by overseas authorities to produce several documents as follows:
- Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
- Single, widow/widower or divorced status proof
- Other documents such as copy of Canadian Passport and Birth Certificate etc...
As Canada is not a party to the Hague Apostille Convention, the foreign authorities may require the above documents to be authenticated by the Global Affairs of Canada (former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and legalized by their foreign Embassy/Consulate via chain legalization process.
According to Canadian legislation, the aforementioned Certificates of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad do not exist (in principle) but Canadian authorities issue Statements In-Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad.
Each case is unique, so please contact us and we will provide you the right list of the documents and procedures.
To speed up the paperwork preparation process, when you contat us, please answer for the folowing questions:
- When and where do you plan your ceremony (country)?
- Which citizenship do you have? What about your fiancé?
- Were you born in Canada? What about your fiancé?
- Where are you physically located right now ( country, province, state, etc...)? What about your fiancé?
- Were you married before?
Canada Legalization Services dealt with many marriage documents for various countries.
Usually, we offer our clients the following scope of services:
• Providing list of the mandatory documents related to your marriage case. Drafting proper Internationally recognized Statutory Declaration and additional essential paperwork within 3 hours after we get from you the relevant information.
• Obtaining Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad at the Global Affairs of Canada and authenticating other documents related to your unique situation within one day (or 3 days).
• Legalizing the marriage documents at the relevant embassy in Canada or USA.
• Mailing it back to you within Canada or internationally.
Please contact us to receive a quote.