Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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Getting medical assistance overseas can be challenging and expensive, especially in an emergency. Read our advice on what to do when when you need help.
You're responsible for your finances overseas. If you run out of money while you're away, find out what options are available.
When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
Foreign authorities may request a document to be issued with an Apostille or an Authentication certificate before they will accept it. This is called ‘legalisation’.
Explore this page for information about how to find out if you need your document legalised and which documents we can legalise in Australia.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.