Consulate General in Toronto


We only legalize Canadian documents.  We legalize the signatures of the documents and we do not review or approve the content of those documents.

Canada it is not member of the "Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents". For more information as to its Members, click here. So, Canadian documents -private or public- must be legalized by an Argentine Consulate.

Private Documents:

Private legal documents must be signed and sealed by a Canadian lawyer, Notary Public or Commissioner.  The most common private document is known as Power of Attorney whereby you authorize a third party to act on your behalf. As well, personal contracts between individuals. Medical reports must be certified by a Canadian lawyer, Notary Public or Commissioner or by a representative of the relevant provincial medical association. See this link.

Public Documents:

Original documents issued by Federal or Provincial Authority (public) must be signed by an Official of the respective government. For example, documents issued by Vital Statistics, Department of Agricultural Affairs, Attorney General Office, Chamber of Commerce, etc.

Legalization of Canadian Certificates of Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death:

See this link.

Other documents:

Canadian Educational Documents (transcripts, diplomas, certificates) and Police Records issued by RCMP.

These documents should be authenticated by the following Office in Ottawa, before submitting or presenting them for Legalization at this Consular Office:

Authentication and Service of Documents Section
Department of Foreign Affairs
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0G2
Tel: 613-995-0119
Fax: 613-944-7078
Website: Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Authentication of Documents)



To retrieve documents on behalf of a third party please bring an Authorization Letter and ID with photo. Thank you.

This General Consulate does not take responsibility for delays or losses in the mail or courier. For the returning of documents, FEDEX labels with the contact details of this Consulate will NOT be accepted (field 1 "From / Expéditeur")


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