Legalization of Canadian documents Legalization of Canadian documents

In order for documents issued by the Government of Canada to be recognized in Russia - they must be legalized.

The process of legalization is composed of two steps: a document must first be legalized in the Authentication and Service of Documents Section of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (the documents must have a red stamp and signatures of duly authorized officials), and only then - legalized in the Consulate.


Address of Authentication and Service of Documents Section:

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0G2

Tel.: +1 (613) 995-3254


In order to submit documents for legalization at the Consulate the applicant must first make an online appointment.

Required documents

- A valid passport.

- A document that needs to be legalized.

- For companies - a power of attorney to represent the interests of the company or a letter written on an official letterhead that indicates the authorized individual and has the signature of the head of the company.

- Payment - a money-order made out to “Consulate General of Russia”. The Consulate does not accept cash, credit cards and etc. as valid forms of payment.

Legalization fees - 42 CAD for citizens of Russia, 75 CAD for citizens of other countries.

Documents in English and French must be translated to Russian. The  translations must be authenticated either at the Consulate (35 CAD per page for citizens of Russia, 63 CAD per page for citizens of other countries) or by a notary in Russia.

Please note that legalization of Russian documents can only be done on the territory of the Russian Federation in the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.