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List of authorities recognized by the Ministère for certifying documents

The Ministère applies rules concerning document requirements. These requirements pertain to the nature, format and, if applicable, the translation of documents to be submitted.

A certified true copy is one of the requirements. This means that the copy of the document that you submit must mandatorily be certified true to the original either by the issuer of the document or by a recognized authority from the country or territory that issued the document.

Procedure

To find the recognized authorities, select the country or territory where your documents were issued.

If the country or territory is not on the list, you will be directed to the section “Other countries or territories.”

 

Algeria


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Algerian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Wilaya, City hall, municipality
  • Notary of the country issuing
    the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Algeria, you can have your documents certified as true copies by an Algerian embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Algeria certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

Australia


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Australian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
  • Justice of the Peace
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Australia, you can have your documents certified as true copies by an Australian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Australia certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Belgium


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Belgian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • City hall
  • Burgomaster
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Belgium certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Bénin


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Beninise documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Local or regional administration1
  • Court of law
 

1Municipality, borough.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Benin, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Beninese embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Benin certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Brazil


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Brazilian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Local or regional administrator
  • Notary of the country issuing
    the document
    (Tabelionato)1
 

1In the offices of Brazilian notaries, certified true copies are signed by an officer/clerk called an escrevente.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Brazil, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Brazilian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Brazil certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Bulgaria


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Bulgarian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • National Education Department
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Bulgaria, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Bulgarian embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Bulgaria certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Burkina Faso


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Burkinabé documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Education Department
  • Local or regional administration1
 

1 City hall, municipality, borough, police station.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Burkina Faso, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Burkinabé embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Burkina Faso certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Cameroon


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Cameroonian
documents, there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Local or regional administration1
 

1Governorate, prefecture, city hall, borough, municipality.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Cameroon, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Cameroonian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Cameroon certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Chad


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Chadian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • City hall
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Chad, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Chadian embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Chad certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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China (People’s Republic of)


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Chinese documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than China certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Colombia


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Colombian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Colombia, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Colombian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Colombia certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Côte d'Ivoire


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Ivorian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Local or regional
    administration1
 

1- Prefecture, subprefecture, municipality, city hall.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Côte d’Ivoire, you can have your documents certified as true opies by an Ivorian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Côte d’Ivoire certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Cuba


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Cuban documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Department of
    Higher Education
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Cuba, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Cuban embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Cuba certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Egypt


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Egyptian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
 

 

Notes:

  • If you are outside the territory of Egypt, you can have your documents certified as true copies by an Egyptian embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Egypt certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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France


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying French documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • City hall
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of France, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a French embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than France certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Guatemala


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Guatemalan documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Department of Education
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Guatemala certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Guinea


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Guinean documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Department of Education
  • Court of law
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Guinea, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Guinean embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Guinea certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Haiti


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Haitian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    and Religion
  • Ministry of National Education and
    Vocational Training
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Haiti, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Haitian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Haiti certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Honduras


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Honduran documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary from Honduras
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Honduras, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Honduran embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Honduras certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

     

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India


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Indian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of India, you can have your documents certified as true copies by an Indian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than India certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Iran


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Iranian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Iran, you can have your documents certified as true copies by an Iranian embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Iran certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Israel


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Israeli documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Israel, you can have your documents certified as true copies by an Israeli embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Israel certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Japan


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Japanese documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
    (koshonin)1
 

1 The shiho shoshi and the gyosei shoshi are not recognized.

Notes:

  • While the certified true copy does not exist in Japan, a Japanese notary (koshonin) can certify the authenticity of copies of diplomas or other documents. This person can issue a document called tohon ninsho, which can replace a certified true copy. For more information, consult the Japan National Notaries Association’s website.

  • A duplicate issued by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. This processing time could be shorter if you submit duplicates.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Japan, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Lebanon


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Lebanese documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Lebanese secondary
    - or university-level
    educational institutions
  • Lebanese diplomatic or
    consular missions
  • Notaries in Lebanon
 

 

Notes:

  • If you are outside the territory of Lebanon, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Lebanese embassy or consulate. Note that to be certified as true copies by a Lebanese notary or Lebanese diplomatic or consular mission, the documents must first be authenticated by Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.

  • If you want to have a document issued in a country or territory other than Lebanon certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Mauritius


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Mauritian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Department of Education
    and Human Resources1
 

1The Department of Education and Human Resources is recognized for certifying copies of original education documents issued by the University of Cambridge in Mauritius.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Mauritius, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Mauritian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Mauritius certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Mexico


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Mexican documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Mexico, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Mexican embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Mexico certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Moldavia


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Moldavian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Moldavia, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Moldavian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Moldavia certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Morocco


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Moroccan documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Bureau of Professional Training
    and Advancement of Labor
  • Prefecture or municipality
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Morocco, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Moroccan embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Morocco certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Peru


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Peruvian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Peru, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Peruvian embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Peru certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Québec and Canada


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Canadian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer1
 

1 For Québec vocational diplomas and college diplomas awarded by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, copies of diplomas and transcripts can be submitted instead of true certified copies.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Québec or Canada, you must submit the original or a copy of the transcripts issued by the educational institution (photocopies are not accepted). Note that, according to the Directive sur la gestion des documents originaux, we do not return original transcripts issued by a Canadian institution. For copies of your diplomas, if you are unable to have them certified as true by an authority recognized for certifying documents issued by Québec or Canada, you must have them certified by a recognized authority in your country of residence (refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Canada certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Romania


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Romanian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Romania, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Romanian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Romania certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Russia


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Russian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Russia, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Russian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Russia certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Senegal


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Senegalese documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Local or regional administration1
 

1 Prefecture, city hall, municipality, municipal borough, borough, police stations or police brigades.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Senegal, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Senegalese embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Senegal certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Spain


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Spanish documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
  • City hall (Ayuntamiento)
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Spain, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Spanish embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Spain certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Togo


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Togolese documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Local or
    regional administration1
 

1 City hall, municipality, borough, prefecture.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Togo, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Togolese embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Togo certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Tunisia


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Tunisian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Municipality or borough
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Tunisia, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Tunisian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Tunisia certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Ukraine


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Ukranian documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of Ukraine, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Ukranian embassy or consulate.

  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Ukraine certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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United States


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying American documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • Notary of the country
    issuing the document
    1
 

1In States where notaries are authorized by law to certify a copy of a document as true.

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.

  • If you are outside the territory of the United States, you must submit the original or a copy of the transcripts issued by the educational institution (photocopies are not accepted). Note that, according to the Directive sur la gestion des documents originaux, we do not return original transcripts issued by an American institution. For copies of your diplomas, if you are unable to have them certified as true by an authority recognized for certifying American documents, you must have them certified by a recognized authority in your country or territory of residence (refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory). If you reside in Canada, you can have your original American documents certified by a notary recognized by a competent provincial authority.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than the United States certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Venezuela


Type of document
Among the authorities recognized
for certifying Venezuelan documents,
there is:

Studies, training and internships
  • Document issuer
  • National Education Department
 

 

Notes:

  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. The processing time could be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • If you are outside the territory of Venezuela, you can have your documents certified as true copies by a Venezuelan embassy or consulate.
  • If you want to have a document issued by a country or territory other than Venezuela certified as a true copy, you must refer to the table for the corresponding country or territory.

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Other countries or territories

If the country or territory where the document was issued does not appear on this list, please make sure to have the document certified as a true copy by one of the authorities recognized by the Ministère in the issuing country or territory.

The following authorities are recognized by the Ministère:

  • the issuer of the document
  • a government department
  • a local or regional administration (governorate, municipality, city hall, prefecture, sub-prefecture, wilaya, commune, borough)
  • a notary of the country issuing the document

Note:

  • Lawyers and police officers, with certain exceptions, are not authorities recognized by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion for certifying documents
  • A copy certified as true by the document issuer is always the preferred format. Note that processing time is required to verify the accuracy of the information you have provided. This timeframe may be shorter if you submit copies certified as true by the issuer.
  • Copies certified as true by the embassies and consulates of the countries or territories that issued the original document are accepted.

 

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