Notary Services Australia

Apostille & Consular Services

Apostille & Consular Services

In some cases, notarisation of documents will not suffice for international use. You may also need:

  • An Apostille or Authentication (from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade); and/or
  • Legalisation of the document from the Embassy or Consulate of the destination country.

These processes for additional legalisation requirements can be time-consuming and costly to undertake independently. We can provide any additional steps required after notarising documents efficiently and cost-effectively, based on our years of experience. Notary Services Australia and the stamp and seal of Notary Public Philip Earle are trusted and recognised at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as consulates and embassies in Melbourne and around Australia.

Please choose from the options below for more information, including fees and processing times.

Obtaining Apostilles/Authentication
from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Legalisation of documents at
Embassies & Consulates

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Apostilles & Authentication

Arranging for an Apostille or an Authentication with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade can be costly and time consuming. We have many years of knowledge and expertise in dealing with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and can assist you by undertaking the entire process on your behalf.

Per request, additional fees for our attendance to obtain an Apostille or Authentication from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on your behalf are as below:

  • $140.00 + GST for obtaining an Apostille or Authentication on your document, including all our communications and attendances with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;
  • $16.00 for express postage to and from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade legalisation fee for an Apostille/Authentication, being $81.00 per document.

Not sure if you need an Apostille or Authentication? See here for frequently asked questions.

Alternatively, you can lodge documents at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade by post or in person by appointment. Each document incurs a fee of $81.00. For legalisation requests and enquiries at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, please call 1300 935 260.

Consular Services

In some circumstances, your document may need to be authenticated or legalised by the country your document is destined for by its diplomatic representation in Australia.

Consulates can be difficult to liaise with if you are unfamiliar with the fees and procedures for legalisation, which vary from country to country. We have many years of experience dealing with document legalisation and are well versed in the various requirements set by embassies and consulates.

Let us take care of these procedures for you – please contact us for more information.

Embassies and consulates will generally require authentication from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before they will accept documents for legalisation.

Please note that fees and processing times set by consulates are subject to frequent change. Whilst we do our best to provide accurate quotes for all requests, these are only correct at the time of quotation and may increase or decrease depending on the time of legalisation.

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