Additional Services

Additional Services

Translations, Legalization of Documents, Legal Change of Name, Services of Commissioner of Oaths.

It is common for people going through the immigration process or for new immigrants to require services of other professionals, such as notaries public, commissioners of oaths, translators while dealing with preparation of official documentation which has to be certified, sworn or professionally translated.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) often requires the following documents from the applicants while assessing their applications for temporary and permanent residence:

  • translation of documents (any document that is not in English or French must be accompanied by translation and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation and a certified copy of the original document)
  • certified true copies of documents (persons authorized to certify copies in Canada include: Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace)
  • statutory declarations/affidavits (sworn or affirmed legal documents commonly used to allow a person to affirm something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available)

Besides licensed consultants, Immigration Counsels of Canada (ICC) have Commissioner of Oaths, Translators and Interpreters on staff. We work in close cooperation with lawyers, accountants and educational advisors. As part of the process of making representations on behalf of the clients, our professionals prepare the above-mentioned documents and administer Oath, Affirmation or Solemn Declaration, making it convenient for the clients and eliminating the need to retain same services from other professionals. In addition to immigration services, we provide assistance with:

Affidavits and Statutory Declarations:

  • Statutory Declaration from the remaining parent of no objection to the child living in Canada
  • Statutory declaration of Common-Law Union
  • Sworn Affidavit from a translator
  • Power of Attorney
  • Sworn Affidavit explaining discrepancies in the civil status documents
  • Sworn Affidavit in lieu of official document which has been lost, stolen or destroyed
  • Letter of Invitation in the form of Statutory Declaration with the undertaking of financial responsibility for a person invited

Authentication and Legalization of Documents:

  • Power of Attorneys
  • Transfers of Ownership
  • Statements In-Lieu of Certificates of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
  • Educational Documents
  • Medical Reports
  • Fingerprint Forms for the purposes of obtaining Police Clearances
  • Other Certificates

Translation of Documents:

  • Civil Status Documents: Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Certificates
  • Driver’s Licences
  • Diplomas, Certificates and Educational Transcripts
  • Police Clearance Certificates
  • Job Reference Letters
  • Letters of Invitation
  • Adoption Papers
  • Other legal documents

Certified Copy or Replacement of Immigration Document:

  • Replacement of Permanent Resident Card
  • Replacement of Citizenship Certificate
  • Correction of error on immigration document
  • Correction of date of birth on immigration document
  • Change of name on immigration document
  • Certified copy of Landing Record or Confirmation of Permanent Residence
  • Certified copy of Work Permit, Study Permit and Visitor Record

Legal Change of Name:

  • To anglicize the name in order to make it easier to spell or pronounce or to have the name more ethnically neutral sounding
  • To align child’s name
  • To have surnames combined or hyphenated
  • For religious, professional or personal reasons

Employer Services:

  • Representation before Service Canada in the process of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications for employers who wish to hire foreign workers
  • Consulting in regards to Canadian work authorization for foreign workers, work permits and LMIA exemptions
  • Providing information on hiring USA and Mexican citizens, NAFTA professionals, intra-company transferees, low-skilled seasonal workers etc.
  • Counseling as to the employer’s options on retaining their foreign workers permanently


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