To have your birth certificate and registration of a live birth authenticated by the province, you must first have your certificates notarized by a notary in Newfoundland. Once they have been notarized, you may forward those notarized documents to the Department of Justice and Public safety, where they will authenticate them and return them back to you.
please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope (or express post envelope) when forwarding to their office. This will ensure tracking and an expedited return.
Please note: There is no fee for this service.
The Address to send for Provincial Authentications in Newfoundland is:
Deputy Minister’s Office,
Justice and Public Safety,
PO Box 8700,
St. John’s, NL
for any questions, contact:
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister
Tel: (709) 729-2872
Mailing Instructions For BC & ROLB to Official Documents
Copy the Cover letter template for yourself to use and edit the information that is correct at your time of mailing including amounts enclosed.
Sign document with Blue Pen (First, Last name as usual)
Attach one of the registered mail tracking stamps at the top right as shown in above example on your cover letter. You will get these registered mail stickers from the post office. Attach the other one to the receipt you get at the post office when sending. Put this in your binder for your records. Take a picture of your document or photocopy it and keep a record in your binder with a picture of the envelope.
Send Registered Mail.
When your documents come back, keep them in your binder (in plastic sleeves to keep them in good shape).
In this Process You Will Want to keep Copies of Everything for your records!
Done by the light of day this:
Second day of the twelve month of:
Two-thousand and Nineteen this common era.
RE: Authentication Request for Registration Document
I am requesting authentication of the below document(s) that are enclosed:
Registration of Live Birth
I have enclosed $XX Money Order ($XX.00 per document) payable to; (ask Official Documents whom to write Money Order out to)
I affirm that I require this process “for business and private matters” and these document(s) will NOT be used for “fraudulent purposes.”
Please return to the address below in prepaid envelope provided:
LAST, FIRST MIDDLE
#123 123 Ave.
By: Authorized Representative: ___________________________________