Mail-In Services Only
Due to COVID-19, in the best interest of public health, authentication services will be provided by mail-in services only.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
There are a variety of documents, such as powers of attorney and death/birth certificates, requested by consulates, embassies and foreign governments that may require authentication.
For efficient and timely processing of your documents, please follow this checklist:
- Documents must be notarized by a Saskatchewan Notary Public with an original signature, notarial seal and expiry date of the notary public. For eHealth documents (birth or death certificates), check with your consulate or embassy to see if they require the original or a true certified copy (notarized).
- If more than one document is being sent in, please staple or clip together as you want them packaged (fee is $50 per certificate package). Send only the documents that are to be authenticated within the sealed package that we prepare. Please check with the consulate requiring the documents for how they require items packaged if you are unsure.
- Provide your contact information, phone number and email.
Mail only the documents to be authenticated in the package to:
Ministry of Justice and Attorney General
800 - 1874 Scarth Street
Regina SK S4P 4B3
Phone: (306) 787-2951 or (306) 787-8389
Process of authentication (please allow up to three to five days):
- The Deputy Attorney General will verify that the Notary's signature is valid.
- A certificate signed by the Lieutenant Governor will verify the Deputy Attorney General's signature.
- The document is then bound with a green ribbon and stamped with the Great Seal of Saskatchewan and is considered authenticated.
- Documents are returned to the client.
The fee for authentication is $50 per certificate package, to be paid by cheque, or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance, and must accompany your documents. For credit card payment over the phone, please include a note stating your name and phone number, indicating that is how you would like to pay. You will be contacted for credit card payment once the documents are received and authenticated.
Documents are returned by regular mail, or you may include a pre-paid, self-addressed return courier envelope (such as Xpresspost, available at Canada Post).