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Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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.
Explore this page for information about how to find out if you need your document legalised and which documents we can legalise in Australia.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and 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.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.