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We do not accept documents for authentication in person.

Follow the instructions below to have your documents authenticated.

If you need to use a notarized document outside of Canada, you may require a certificate of authentication. This is known as an authentication and it confirms the notary public’s status, signature and seal.

If you require a certificate of authentication, you’ll need to forward your notarized document to the Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office.

Get a certificate of authentication

Step 1. Gather your documents

When you submit your request, you’ll need:

  • the original document that’s been notarized by a notary public
  • a written request for a certificate of authentication
    • include your contact information

Step 2. Pay online and get your receipt

A certificate of authentication costs $10 per document. For example, a one-page document costs $10, and if the document has more than one page it is still $10.

Make your payment online

  • You will be emailed a receipt after your payment has been processed.
  • Print the receipt and include it with your documents as proof of payment.

Step 3. Mail your documents and payment receipt

Mail your notarized document, written request for a certificate of authentication, and payment receipt to:

Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office
Room 111, Bowker Building
9833 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2E8

After you submit your document

Allow at least 5 to 7 business days for processing.

The certificate of authentication with the original document attached will be returned to you by regular mail.

It can also be returned by courier, but you must supply the prepaid electronic courier waybill.


Phone: 780-427-5069

Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office
Room 111, Bowker Building
9833 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2E8

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