Authentication of Documents
When you have a document executed in Prince Edward Island and attested before a Notary Public for Prince Edward Island, other countries, including the United States, may require a Certificate of Authentication.
In Prince Edward Island, the authentication of documents is handled by the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Legal Services Section.
What is the process for authentication?
- Legal Services staff will confirm the Notary’s signature.
- A Certificate of Authentication will be signed by specified Legal Services lawyers.
- Allow for at least 5-7 days for authentication.
Is there a fee for authentication?
There is no fee for authentication.
How do I contact Legal Services?
Documents can be mailed in or presented in person to:
Justice and Public Safety
Legal Services Section
PO Box 2000
95 Rochford St., 4th Fl. Shaw S.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Documents received by mail for authentication are returned by regular mail. Otherwise, you will need to return in person to pick up completed documents. When sending documents to this office, please include a contact name and phone number where you can be reached during normal business hours.