All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.
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This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
Explore this page for information about how to find out if you need your document legalised and which documents we can legalise in Australia.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Foreign governments often require you to get a visa before they let you enter. This page provides general advice and information about visas overseas.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
If you're going overseas to get married, you may need a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) to prove you're free to marry.
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Arabic (العربية).
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Simplified Chinese (中文 简体).