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General Information About Document Recognition Between Canada And Kazakhstan

In accordance with Republic of Kazakhstan Law dated 30 December 1999 # 11-II, Kazakhstan has joined the Hague Convention "Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents" (05/10/1961). This Convention became effective for Kazakhstan on 30 January 2001.
Thus, for official documents coming from signatories, apostilles can be stamped on documents instead of passing through all steps of consular legalization by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, its diplomatic representations and consular offices of Kazakhstan accredited in the countries who ratified this Convention. Currently, 91 countries have joined this Convention.
Republic of Kazakhstan also ratified the so called Kishinev Convention on Legal Help and Legal Relations on Civil, Family and Criminal Matters dated 07/01/2002 (intended to replace the similar Minsk Convention of 1993).

Hague Convention (Apostille) comes into effect in Canada on January 11, 2024.

Since that date authenticated documents include a standard certificate called an apostille. The apostille eliminates steps required to get documents accepted in countries where the convention is in effect, including the legalization by a consular office of the country of destination. This will simplify and speed up the acceptance of Canadian public documents in the more than 120 countries that have signed the Hague convention 1961 including Kazakhstan. Apostille process also is more time and cost effective than standard consular legalization, as you can save your money for official embassies fees.

Despite apparent simplicity of the Apostille process there are plenty of nuances that depend on the type of the document and country where the document would be used.

Sometimes superlegalization of Apostille at the embassy is needed.

Each case is unique and requires preliminary documents observation and expertise from our side.

The preliminary expertise of your documents will help you to save time and money for couriers.

The nature of our business requires preliminary observation of copies of your documents by email. If you want us to help you, please be prepared to share the scanned copies.

When you require a Canadian document to be legally recognized in Kazakhstan, that document must be verified as being legitimate. In Canada, this process of verification is Apostille.

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