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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 authorities may request a document to be issued with an Apostille or an Authentication certificate before they will accept it. This is called ‘legalisation’.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
All legalisation forms that we offer are listed here.
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.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.