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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.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Travelling for a religious event can be an important moment in your life. Read this page to learn about:
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.
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.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).