Authentication of Documents

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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 10-14 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.


Date de publication : 
le 4 Janvier 2017
Justice et de la Sécurité publique

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Legal, Legislative, Information Access, and Privacy Services
4th Floor South, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6522