Bear in mind that the authentication and legalization of translated documents is not the same thing as the authentication and legalization of the original documents themselves*
If the translation of a document needs to be authenticated and legalized for a procedure in a Spanish-speaking country, these are the steps to be taken:
- Have your document translated and notarized/ certified.
- Take the notarized translation to the ODS (Official Document Services) office to authenticate the signature and seal of the notary. This office is located at 222 Jarvis St. The closest subway station is Dundas on the yellow line and the main intersection is Dundas East and Jarvis St.. The cost of authentication is $16 cdn for each notarization (taxes already included).
If the translations of the document that you want to legalize at the consulate are not for the same procedure, then a notarization for each document/ procedure is necessary.
The main entrance at 222 Jarvis St. is not the entrance for the Official Document Services office. At this entrance there is a small map which indicates that the entrance is at the north side of the building, but the sign is small and many people don’t realize that it is there.