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Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.
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.
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 Simplified Chinese (中文 简体).
Read general travel advice in Simplified Chinese (中文) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
No matter why or where you're travelling overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. You may not want to think about it, but the better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.
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’.