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Legalizations and translations

Legalization of Documents 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy cannot authenticate a document on behalf of a Norwegian Authority but can only legalize documents* in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (Global Affairs) in Ottawa.

Therefore, documents must be legalized through the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (Global Affairs) in Ottawa. This procedure departs from the fact that (a) Canadian documents must be authenticated in Canada and (b) Canada is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention (Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents).

Read more about the legalization process at the Department of Foreign Affairs here.

Please note that a form should accompany the documents. The form can be found on the website listed above. Please send documents to:

Global Affairs Canada
Authentication ServicesSection (JLAC)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2

If under time constraint, the Embassy recommends that the legalization is done in-person at Global Affairs rather than sending the documents. If you are planning on attending in-person the address is:

JLAC- Authentication Services Section
1st floor
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1J1

Legalisation is free at Global Affairs and they will send the documents further to the Embassy upon specific request.

*The Embassy's legalization fee is CAD 40 per document  -  payment is accepted as money order or certified bank checks. Please include a pre-paid postage envelope with a return address (Express Post or courier).

You can also bring the documents to the Embassy in person. Please reach out ahead of time to make an appointment.

After the Embassy has legalized the documents we will send the documents as instructed.  


Translation of Documents

Upon request, the Royal Norwegian Embassy provides unauthorized translations* of following original documents:

  • Birth certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Divorce certificate
  • Wedding certificates
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Notification of name change
  • Baptism certificate

Please note that if a 'certified translation' is needed, you should contact a translation bureau.

*The Embassy's translation fee is CAD 40 per document - payment is accepted as money order or certified bank checks. Please include a pre-paid postage envelope with a return address (Express Post or courier).