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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
The Australian Government can provide some notarial services. The services we provide depends if requested in Australia or overseas. We charge fees for our service.
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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’.
Read our advice on COVID-19, including leaving Australia, trying to get home, arriving in Australia and staying overseas.
Australia has strict border measures in place to protect the health of the Australian community.
Explore this page for information about how to find out if you need your document legalised and which documents we can legalise in Australia.