Mail-In Services Only
In the best interest of public health, we will not be accepting any walk-ins. All authentication services will be provided by mail-in services only. No exceptions.
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 certain signatures be authenticated.
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 (practicing lawyers do not need an expiry date). For eHealth documents (birth or death certificates), check with your consulate or embassy to see if they require the original or a certified copy (a photocopy that is notarized). Original ehealth documents can be authenticated.
- If more than one document is being sent in, please staple or clip them together as you want them packaged (fee is $50 per certificate package). Send only the documents that are to be authenticated (our office does not require your ID or supporting documents).
- Provide your daytime phone number and/or email.
Please note, it is your responsibility to check with the consulate or embassy for the documents they require and how the documents should be packaged (several documents together or separate). This office does not advise on consulate and embassy requirements and we are not authorized to contact the consulate or embassy on your behalf.
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 documents are then bound with a green ribbon, stamped with the Great Seal of Saskatchewan (red seal) and considered authenticated. In Canada, this process is done in place of an Apostille. Canada is currently not a party to the Apostille Convention and does not issue apostilles.
- Documents are returned to the client.
Fee for authentication – $50 per certificate package – personal cheque or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance; credit card over the phone (include daytime phone number). We will contact you for credit card information once we receive and authenticate your documents. Documents are returned by regular mail, unless you include a pre-paid, self-addressed return courier envelope (such as Xpresspost, available at Canada Post). You may call Authentication Services and leave a voicemail at 306-787-2951 or 306-787-8389, if you have questions that are not addressed above.