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Notarial services FAQs

What services are available?

Notarial services are provided by the Australian Embassy and Australian Consulates-General. Notarial services include authenticating and certifying documents, witnessing signatures, taking of statutory declarations, affidavits, oaths and affirmations, and other services.

When are you open?

The Australian Embassy and Australian Consulates-General provide notarial services at different times. Please note that you may need to register at some locations.

Is there a fee?

Yes, fees apply. Please see the notarial services page for more information.

Do I have to come in person?

The following notarial services can be done either by mail or in person:

  • Authentications
  • Certifying copies of original documents
  • Apostilles

All other services must be done in person.  This includes witnessing signatures (e.g. for land transfers and driving licences), affidavits and wills.