Authentication / legalization of documents

Documents executed in Alberta and attested before a Notary Public for Alberta are not usually acceptable in other countries, including the United States, without a Certificate of Authentication. An official of the Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office signs the certificate authenticating the appointment, the signature and the seal of the Notary Public. A Certificate of Authentication may only be issued by the Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office, who holds the official records of Notaries Public of the Province of Alberta, including records of their signatures and seals.

The certificate(s) with the document(s) attached will be returned to the requestor by mail, unless other arrangements are desired. Any additional delivery expense, such as the cost of a private courier, will be the responsibility of the person making the request.

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