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Attestation
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Attestation of Documents

  • Consulate General of India has no appointed Agents for giving consular services. Applicants should approach directly, either in person or through mail at the Consulate General of India, #201-325, Howe Street, Vancouver, BC. V6C-1Z7.
  • No appointment required
  • Visiting Hours on working days are between 0900-1100 (Excluding Saturday/ Sunday and closed Holidays)
  • The service will be on first-come-first-served basis.
  • Service is given the same day
  • Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.

I. Requirements:

  • Document to be attested in original with one photocopy.
  • Valid Passport and PR/Study Permit/Work Permit/Valid Visa, Landing Paper (in Case of Canadian Passport Holder) as applicable, with a photocopy
  • Proof of current address in Canada
  • Duly filled up Miscellaneous service form

Consulate does not prescribe any specific format/type of paper for Power of Attorney document. The same should be as per service seeker’s requirements, either on a plain paper or on an Indian Stamp Paper. Power of Attorney should begin with the name (strictly as per passport), passport number and present residential address of the executant. It should contain local Canadian address in the first paragraph of the document. The locally notarized document should not be more than three months old.

II.    Applying In Person (indian Passport Holders only):

Power of Attorney (POA) or other civil documents are required to be submitted to the Consulate in original along with their photocopies. Applicant is required to affix his/her photograph at the end of the subject matter on the document followed by his/her signature, below the photograph. The power of attorney/document should be signed by two witnesses with their names and complete addresses. Applicant should sign on the page of main contents. Presence of executant before the Consular Officer is required to sign the power of attorney/civil document. In case of more than one executant, all need to be present before the Consular officer with their respective Indian Passports. Witness is not required to affix his/her photo or come to the Consulate in person but a copy of his/her valid photo identity, preferably passport with visa status, is required.

Supporting Document: Carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies are to be attached with the application).  In the absence of originals, legible notarized copies of documents are required. However, documents required to be attested and passport should be presented in original.

Note: All notarized documents need to be authenticated by one of the following Provincial Authorities concerned for authenticity of the notary public before attestation by the Consulate.

British Columbia Residents - BC Attorney General office
Alberta residents -  Deputy Provincial Secretary of Alberta
Saskatchewan residents - Lieutenant General of Saskatchewan office
North West Territory residents - Commissioner of Notary office
OR
From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Ottawa

Fee :  Please check the fee chart below:
Fees should be paid through Bank draft/Money order/Postal order/Certified cheque only drawn in favour of the ‘Consulate General of India, Vancouver’.  Cash, personal cheques or debit/credit cards are not accepted.

III.   Applying by mail
[Please ensure to enclose return prepaid envelope with complete self address]:
Send complete documents at the following address:
Consulate General of India,
(Consular Section – Attestation)
201-325 Howe Street
Vancouver BC,

The main document to be attested

The Power of Attorney (POA) or other civil documents are required to be submitted to the Consulate in original along with their photocopies. Applicant is required to affix his/her photograph at the end of the subject matter on the document, with signature, below the photograph. The power of attorney/document should be signed by two witnesses with their name and complete address. Please ensure that the applicant signs on the same page as the main content of the document. The witness is not required to affix his/her photo but a copy of his/her valid photo identity, preferably passport with visa status, is required.

Note: All documents notarized by a Notary Public in Canada should be authenticated by one of the following Provincial Authorities concerned for authenticity of the notary public before attestation by the Consulate.

British Columbia Residents - BC Attorney General office
Alberta residents -  Deputy Provincial Secretary of Alberta
Saskatchewan residents - Lieutenant General of Saskatchewan office
North West Territory residents - Commissioner of Notary office
OR
From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Ottawa

Supporting Documents:Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and authenticated by the Provincial Authority concerned (See Above) for authenticity of the notary public before being attached to the application. Do not send any original supporting documents

Fee :  Please check fee chart below:

Fees should be paid through Bank draft/Money order/Postal order/Certified cheque only drawn in favour of the ‘Consulate General of India, Vancouver’.  Cash, personal cheques or debit/credit cards are not accepted.

IV.    How to Apply:

1. Download the MiscellaneousApplication Form and fill it up. Also tick mark checklist

2. Attach prepaid self addressed return mail envelope (The consulate will not mail documents if this is missing)

3. Attach following documents with the application form:

  • Current valid passport (either Indian or Canadian) in original and photocopies of the first five pages and last two pages of the Indian passport and/or photocopy of first two pages of the Canadian passport.
  • Proof of Canadian Visa Status:(copy of any one of the following)

4. PR/Study Permit/Work Permit/Valid Visa, Landing Paper as applicable, with a photocopy

  •  Proof of present residence address in Canada: (copy of any one of the following)
  • Driving licence.
  • Gas, Electricity, Water or landline telephone bill in the name of the applicant
  • House Lease Agreement

(Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof)

Incomplete documents will be rejected summarily and sent back unprocessed in the prepaid return envelope sent by the applicant.

V.    Processing Time:

  • Applying in person: Same day (delivery of attested documents between 1500-1600 hrs.)
  • Applying by mail: 3 (three) business days excluding transit time in mai

Type of Document

Procedure

Fee

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

As above

C$32+$2 (Consular Surcharge)
Total fee: C$ 34/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

Attestation of civil documents, affidavits

As above   

C$16+$2 (Consular Surcharge).
Total fee: C$ 18/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

Commercial Documents

For attestation of commercial documents, the signatures of Notary Public are required to be authenticated by the designated authorities of the Province concerned.  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 + $2 (Consular surcharge) per document.
Total fee : C$ 82/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

Attestation of Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate issued by Government of Canada

The documents such as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Educational Certificate issued by Canadian Authorities require authentication by the designated authorities of the Province concerned or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before presentation to the Consulate for attestation.

C$ 16+ $2 (Consular surcharge) per document.
Total fee: C$ 18/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

Will Document

As above

C$ 32+$2(consular Surcharge) = Total fee : C$ 34/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

Adoption documents :

To be notarized by Notary Public and duly authenticated by the designated Provincial Authority concerned.

(Adoption deed to be prepared as per Hague Convention)

C$ 16+$2 (consular Surcharge) each document. Total fee: C$ 18/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

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 Consulate provided the same have been authenticated by the designated officer of the State Government and validated by the Consular Section of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Patiala House, New Delhi-110001 or any other agency approved by the Ministry of External Affairs. For details, please check the website “Legalization of the Documents”

 

No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Minor's Passport in INDIA or Elsewhere:

The NOC is required to be submitted along with the passport application in India or abroad. If one parent residing in India is applying for a minor's passport, the parent residing abroad should send a No Objection Certificate in the form of an affidavit duly attested by the Consulate
Or
If both parents are residing abroad and a legal guardian in India is applying for the minor’s passport, both parents should send an authorization attested by the Consulate to the legal guardian authorized to apply for the passport. 

C$ 16 + $2 Consular surcharge.
Total fee C$ 18/-.
Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque only

Visit of Consular Officer for service

Consular Officer can visit for the service in case of utmost medical exigency. A prior request with prescribed fee is required to be deposited for the service

Officer’s travelling allowances and daily allowance C$164 for each visit plus Consular fee for services required

Driving Licence
The Consulate does not authenticate Indian Driving Licence or experience letter.  Applicants are advised to obtain written authentication of their Indian driving licence or driving experience directly from the Driving Licensing Authority.

 
 
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