Vancouver’s Indian Consulate Makes Authentication Mandatory
If you’re used to sending documents to India, get ready to change your routine. The Indian Consulate in Vancouver recently modified its rules to require authentication and legalization for documents to be accepted in India.
The Essence of the New Rules
Any document that required to be notarized in Canada for use in India must now be authenticated by provincial authorities, as well as the Indian Consulate. This also applies to all documents you’ve already had notarized by a notary public in Canada.
Who Might Be Affected?
What does this mean for most people? In short, you’ll have to go through extra steps to notarize, authenticate and legalize various forms of documentation. To find out more about the legalization process, visit our post on apostilles.
It is important to find a Notary Public in Vancouver who can help you through this process and ensure your Indian document is legalized properly. If you do not, you might run into problems later when officials decide your documents are not up to the proper legal standard. Please contact Vancouver Downtown Notary at 778-819-8553 for more assistance.
Documents subject to the new Indian Consulate rule include:
- Power of Attorney,
- Will, estate and probate documents,
- Adoption paperwork,
- Birth, marriage and death certificates,
- Representation agreements,
- Academic diplomas and transcripts,
- Commercial contracts, and
Of course, this is by no means a complete list. As a general rule, it is wise to apply the new guidelines to any official document that needs to be notarized
How Can I Meet the Requirements?
Most jurisdictions refer to the legalization process of foreign documentation as an Apostille, but Canada is unique in this regard, as we have extra steps that must be taken. If you need more information on the notarization, authentication and legalization process for Indian documents, please contact Kieran at Vancouver Downtown Notary at 778-819-8553.