Canada Joins Hague Convention

From January 11, 2024, Canada will join the Apostille Convention or Hague Convention, ensuring official documents originating in Canada are acceptable for use in other Hague member countries.

More information will be made available before Canada’s official entry into the convention.

Erickson Insights

Canada’s participation in the Apostille Convention should streamline immigration document processing for foreign nationals and their employers, reducing processing times and avoiding additional steps to certify or legalize documents at a consulate. However, as the new system is implemented and optimized, applicants should anticipate some delays.

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