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Notary Services

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 legal documents) for use in Italy. The Apostille will replace the legalization currently issued by the Italian consular network in Canada.

In order to facilitate the transition to the Apostille Convention, it will not be possible to accept legalization requests from December 18, 2023.


Due to the unforeseen and concurrent absence of multiple officers of our Consulate General, the services provided by the Notary Office of our Consulate General and of our Edmonton branch are currently limited to the legalization of the Italian translation of powers of attorney and to signature authentication services for Italian citizens only.

For a power of attorney (Procura speciale or procura generale) to be valid in Italy it needs to:

For more information on signature authentication services please send an email to

Last update: Dec 13, 2023