Studying overseas can be exciting and rewarding. Whether you're doing a quick school trip or an extended university exchange, it's important to be prepared.
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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.
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.
Information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist prisoners and their families when someone is arrested overseas.
The consular charter outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the Australian Government. In some circumstances, our assistance may be limited.