All documents that the MDA receives become the property of the MDA.
The MDA requires a combination of original and certified documentation depending on the nature of the document.
Some of this information is best obtained while still in your country of origin. If you now reside in Canada, obtaining documentation may pose a greater challenge, however the vast majority of applicants are able to obtain the requested documentation. If for any reason the documentation is unobtainable, contact the Registration department. They may be able to assist with contact information in your country of origin or provide guidance on alternative solutions.
By legal definition, a certified copy is a copy issued by a court, a government, lawyer or notary public.
These are the steps to obtaining a certified document:
The MDA will not accept photocopies that are not certified. The MDA will not accept copies sworn by you, the applicant, to be true copies. It is the responsibility of the legal authority to perform the verification.
Applicants may also bring original documentation (in English only) to the MDA and we will photocopy it here and hand it directly back to you. Please call ahead and let us know if you are coming in order to ensure that a staff person with these skills is available.
Documents received by the MDA become the property of the MDA. The applicant may review or receive a copy of documents in their registration application file upon request. Please contact the MDA for more information on how you may access information in your file.
An applicant may review or receive a copy of documents in their registration application file. Please contact the MDA for more information on how you may access information in your file.