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Dealing with Foreign Embassies / Consulates in Australia

If a document is to be legalised for use overseas, it will usually be witnessed and certified by an Australian public notary who verifies the originality of a document or the signature of a signatory. After notarisation, the document will need to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Australia. […]

To Apostille or Not to Apostille?

Apostilling is the method of legalising a document in order for it to be recognised and used overseas. Before your document is apostilled, it will usually be witnessed and certified by an Australian public notary who verifies the originality of a document or the signature of a signatory. Sometimes a relevant authority who instructs you […]

Attesting documents for Kuwait

Are you moving to Kuwait to live and work?  Do you need to attest your qualification documents for use in Kuwait?  If so, the documents need to be first notarised, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and then attested by the Kuwait Embassy.  At Australian Notary Services, we have experience in […]

UAE Attestation of Non Australian Documents

The UAE Embassy may be willing to attest documents that are not of Australian origin under certain circumstances.  For instance, if you have Libyan documents, the UAE Embassy in Australia may be willing to attest these documents.  However, the documents will first need to be notarised, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade […]

Attesting New Zealand Documents for Qatar

There is no Embassy for the State of Qatar in New Zealand.  New Zealand documents can be attested by the Qatar Embassy in Canberra, Australia.  In order for the Qatar Embassy in Canberra to attest New Zealand documents, the documents first need to go through the following process in New Zealand: Notarisation; Certification by the […]

Documents that have been Apostilled can be attested by the Qatar Embassy

If you have a document that has been apostilled for use in a country which has adopted the Hague Convention, you may be able to have this document attested for use in Qatar. The usual process for Qatar Attestation is verification, notarisation, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Qatar Consular […]

Attesting Commercial Documents for Egypt

If you require Australian commercial documents to be attested for use in Egypt, other than personal documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, education certificates, qualifications etc, the documents may require certification from the Australian Chamber of Commerce.  The following steps would need to be carried out: Verification and notarisation, authenticated by the Department of […]

Attesting Corporate Documents for use in the UAE

If you are intending to attest corporate documents for use in the UAE, there is something you should first consider. The UAE Embassy Attestation cost for a corporate document is AU$860 – and no, this is not a typo. The cost for a personal document like an education certificate or a marriage certificate is AU$75 […]

Moving to Saudi Arabia to Work as an Expat

If you are planning to move to Saudi Arabia, you may need to have your Australian qualifications notarised by a notary public, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia and then attested by the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Canberra, Australia. However, please note that Australian education documents and certificates require an […]

Chinese Attestation

Do you require documents to be attested for use in China? This will require notarisation, DFAT authentication and Chinese Consulate attestation. Getting documents attested in the Chinese Consulate can be particularly tricky and time-consuming. We will take the headaches out of this task and carry out the legalisation for you from end-to-end. We have had […]