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Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
Read general travel advice in Arabic (العربية) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
The Australian Government can provide some notarial services. The services we provide depends if requested in Australia or overseas. We charge fees for our service.
Understand how and when the Australian Government can help overseas. Read the Consular Service Charter in Arabic (ميثاق الخدمات القنصلية).