Security features of certificates and copies of acts

The certificates and copies of acts we issue include the following security features to ensure their authenticity. They are described on the reverse side of the documents.

  • Watermark security paper
    The drawing below, or part of it, can be seen by holding the paper up to a light.
    Une fleur de lys suivit du mot Québec.
  • Chemical protection
    Chemical indicators in the paper appear as stains if exposed to ink solvents.
  • Engraving
    Fine, continuous blue lines are printed at the top of the document, giving a relief effect and a rough feeling when touched.
  • Latent image
    When the document is held horizontally at eye level, a fleur-de-lys is visible in the upper right-hand corner of the engraving. This image cannot be reproduced by photocopier.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-22

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