Documents that are executed, signed or issued in Canada and intended to be used or presented in the Philippines must bear a consular notarization by acknowledgement, as the case may be, in order for such documents to be accorded legal effect in the Philippines.

Examples of these documents are Special Powers of Attorney, General Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, Deeds, Contracts, Assignments, Letters of Patent, Articles of Incorporation, Certificates of Birth, Marriage or Death and other official documents issued by authorities in Canada


An individual who executes a legal document (such as a special power of attorney, waiver of rights, etc.) which is to be sent to and used in the Philippines must personally appear before a consular officer to acknowledge and sign the same after presenting the following requirements:
  1. Document for notarization
  2. Personal appearance of all signatories to the document
  3. Identification card with photo and signature of each signatory to the document (e.g. passport, driver's license, citizenship card)
  4. Fee of $33.75 cash, bank draft or money order payable to the Embassy of the Philippines


If the individual who executes the legal document is unable to appear personally at the Embassy, the document should be notarized by a duly commissioned and authorized lawyer or notary public or acknowledged before a commissioner of oaths. The notarized/acknowledged document should be submitted to the following offices for certification of the signature and authority of the lawyer/notary public/commissioner of oaths:

Authentication Division, Department of Foreign Affairs
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa K1A 0G2
Tel (613)995-3254
Fax (613)944-0870
(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Ontario)

The Chambre des Notaries de Quebec
1801 Mc Gill College Avenue , Suite 600, Montreal, Quebec H3A OA7
Tel no. 514-879-1793 ext. 5909 or 1800 2631793 ext. 5909
(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Quebec)

The Law Society of British Columbia
845 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4Z9
Tel (604)669-2533
(For documents notarized by a lawyer in the province of British Columbia)

The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia
Granville Street, Suite 621, Vancouver, B.C.
Tel. (604)681-4516
(For documents notarized by notaries public who are not lawyers in the province of British Columbia)

The Deputy Provincial Secretary's Office
9833-109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2E8
Tel (780)427-5069
(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Alberta)

The Office of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
405 Broadway, Rm.1034, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3L6
(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Manitoba)

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor
4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V7
Ttel. (306)787-4070
(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Saskatchewan)

Department of Justice
Mailing: PO Box 7, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L6

In person: 5151 Terminal Road, 4th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tel. No. (902) 424-3296

(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Nova Scotia)

Department of Justice
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Mailing: P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

Office of the Deputy Minister
In Person: 4th Floor, East Block Confederation Building

(For documents executed/notarized in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Executive Council Office
Province of New Brunswick

General Information:
Tel. (506) 444-4417

Reception : (506) 444-4417
Fax : (506) 453-2266
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Mailing Address:

Chancery Place
Floor: 6
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Certification of Appearance

Please bring one passport-sized colored photograph with either blue or white background taken within the last 6 months. Service fee: C$33.75.

Jurat (Service fee:  C$33.75)