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.
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We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
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.
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We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
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.
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’.