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’.
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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.
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Arabic (العربية).
The consular charter outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the Australian Government. In some circumstances, our assistance may be limited.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
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