General Information Consular Services

General Information

High Commission of India

Ottawa

General Information for Attestation / Legalisation of Documents

Documents such as Affidavits, Power of Attorney, Wills, etc. can be attested by the High Commission of India, Ottawa. Besides Photocopy/X-copy of documents can be attested. The applicant has to follow the prescribed guidelines for each type of services namely, fill up the form, enclosed the requisite documents and pay the fees.

This service is available only at the High Commission of India, 10, Springfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1C9. . The documents for the attestation can be submitted only between 0930 hours to 1200 hours. After the Attestation the documents can be collected between 1200 to 1230 hours or as per the time indicated for the collection.

The High Commission reserves the right to reject attestation of documents, the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.

Before visiting High Commission, please make sure the documents as prescribed under the “Checklist for Attestation” are complete. All the information provided in the application form, documents must be correct in all respect.

Attestation Fee

Type of Documents

Particulars

Fee Scheduled

Power of Attorney/Affidavits pertaining to sale, purchase, mortgage, transfer, gift etc. of real estate or moveable properties

The Power of Attorney (POA) has to be submitted to the High Commission in original along with its photocopy.  The applicant is required to affix the photograph, at the end of the subject matter on the documents to be attested, followed by specimen signature below the photograph and signatures with name and address of two witnesses. Please ensure that the applicant signs on the same page as the main content of the document. The Indian national is required to come in person and sign the Power of Attorney in the presence of the Consular Officer.  The witness is not required to affix his/her photo or to come to the High Commission in person.  However, if the executant (s) is not able to come to the High Commission in person or the document, to be attested, is sent by mail, the same should be notarized and stamped by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD, Govt. of Canada) at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1N   1J1before sending the same to the High Commission.

C$32+$3 (Consular Surcharge)
Total fee: C$ 35/-.

Commercial Documents

For attestation of commercial documents, the signatures of Notary Public are required to be authenticated and stamped by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD, Govt. of Canada)at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1N 1J1.   A copy of the passport or any other identification document of the Director of the company is required.  An authority letter on behalf of the company is required in case it is submitted by anyone else other than the Director of the company. 

C$ 80 + $3 (Consular surcharge) per document.
Total fee : C$ 83/-.

Attestation of Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate issued by Canadian Govt.

The documents issued by Canadian Authorities like Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Education Certificate will only be Attested once they are authenticated and stamped by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD, Govt. of Canada) at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1N 1J1

C$ 16+ $3 (Consular surcharge) per document.
Total fee : C$ 19/-.

Will /Adoption documents :

For attestation of Will, the person writing the Will needs to be present in the High Commission. The Will document is required to be notarized by the Notary Public.  If the person writing the Will is not able to come to the High Commission then  the notary signatures needs to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD, Govt. of Canada) at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1N 1J1.
The Adoption document needs to be attested by Notary Public and further authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD, Govt. of Canada) at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1N 1J1

C$ 32+$3(consular Surcharge) = Total fee : C$ 35/-

Documents issued by Indian Authorities

Birth, Death, Marriage and Educational Certificates etc. issued by the Indian authorities in India can also be attested by the High Commission provided the same have been authenticated by the designated officer of the State Government and validated by the Consular/Attestation Section of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi  at the address given below or any other agency approved by the Ministry of External Affairs. For details, please check the website "Legalization of the Documents" 

SO (Attestation) Telephone 490180403 Intercom 6114, Room no. 0114, Ground floor A Block, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi.

C$ 16+ $3 (Consular surcharge) per document.
Total fee : C$ 19/-. 

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