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If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
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.
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).
Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Explore this page to learn local laws and customs during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, after Ramadan.