Following Canada’s ratification of the Hague Convention, as of January 11 2024, a new authentication procedure known as the Apostille will apply to public documents issued in Canada (such as vital records, legal and educational documents) for use in Italy. The Apostille will replace the legalization currently issued by the Italian consular network in Canada.
Before mailing documents to the Consulate General during the transition period, it is highly recommend that applicants refer to the websites of the Competent Authorities for updated information on how to request the Apostille:
- British Columbia: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/government-id/guide-to-the-authentication-of-documents/about/apostille
- Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/document-authentication-other-jurisdictions-countries
- Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/notarized-documents-legislation-maps/authenticating-notarized-documents
- Yukon: https://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/about-a_propos/services/authentication-authentification/step-etape-1.aspx?lang=eng