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 3-5 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

Telephone:  902-368-6522

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.

 

Published date: 
January 4, 2017
Justice and Public Safety

General Inquiries

Legal and Policy Services Division
4th Floor, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3870
Fax: 902-368-5283

tlmutch@gov.pe.ca