To be recognized in Russia official canadian documents must be legalized in the territory of Canada.
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
An applicant shall submit the documents to the Consulate in person (online appointment is needed). In accordance with the Russian legislation we do not provide legalization by mail.
1. A valid passport of the applicant (i.e. the person who submits the documents to the Consulate).
2. The document for legalization.
3. For representatives of legal bodies - a power of attorney or a letter written on an official letterhead that indicates the authorized individual and has the signature of the head of the legal body.
4. A money-order for “Consulate General of Russia”. The Consulate does not accept cash, credit cards and etc.
Legalization fees - 42 CAD for citizens of Russia, 75 CAD for citizens of other countries per document.
Please note that Russian official documents can be legalized in the territory of the Russian Federation only (in the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia).