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Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Information on biosecurity processes and border controls that follow your arrival in Australia.
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.
This page explains our travel advisories for destinations, how we develop and update our travel advisories and what each advice level means in travel advisories. It also explains the difference between our travel advice and the COVID-19 related travel bans.