Legalise Public Documents

Public documents are usually issued by the relevant Australian government department or agency, e.g. birth certificates are issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and police clearance certificates by the Australian Federal Police or state police. These documents are usually notarised, authenticated and legalised by a foreign embassy/consulate to be used formally in the relevant foreign country, e.g. in support of a work visa application.

In which country do you intend to use your documents?

A country that is member of the Hague Apostille Convention (Click for full list)

The Hague Apostille Convention (The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) is an international treaty where member countries only require an Apostille Stamp in order to be recognised officially by the member countries. There are roughly 100 countries including Australia.

Click here for a full list of member countries.

 

Issuing Institutions Verification Required Copy or Original Our Service Our fixed fee
Government departments and agencies No Copy recommended. Maintain condition of your original certificate.
  1. Draft and prepare Notarial Certificate verifying copy of document
  2. Attend DFAT to obtain Apostille
$550 inc GST
United Arab Emirates

The UAE requires attendance to both DFAT (Sydney) and the UAE Embassy (Canberra) for the legalisation of documents. As a Notary Public, we can attend on your behalf and save you both time and expense.

 

Issuing Institutions Verification Required Copy or Original Our Service Our fixed fee
Government departments and agencies No Copy recommended. Maintain condition of your original certificate.
  1. Draft and prepare Notarial Certificate verifying copy of document
  2. Attend DFAT (Sydney) to obtain authentication
  3. Attend UAE Embassy (Canberra) to obtain legalisation
$660 inc GST
Qatar

Qatar requires attendance to both DFAT (Sydney) and the Qatar Embassy (Canberra) for the legalisation of documents. As a Notary Public, we can attend on your behalf and save you both time and expense.

 

Issuing Institutions Verification Required Copy or Original Our Service Our fixed fee
Government departments and agencies No Copy recommended. Maintain condition of your original certificate.
  1. Draft and prepare Notarial Certificate verifying copy of document
  2. Attend DFAT (Sydney) to obtain authentication
  3. Attend Qatar Embassy (Canberra) to obtain legalisation
$660 inc GST
China

Qatar requires attendance to both DFAT (Sydney) and the Qatar Embassy (Canberra) for the legalisation of documents. As a Notary Public, we can attend on your behalf and save you both time and expense.

 

Issuing Institutions Verification Required Copy or Original Our Service Our fixed fee
Government departments and agencies No Copy recommended. Maintain condition of your original certificate.
  1. Draft and prepare Notarial Certificate verifying copy of certificate*
  2. Attend DFAT (Sydney) to obtain authentication
  3. Attend Chinese Consulate (Sydney) to obtain legalisation

*The holder of the document needs to complete Chinese Consulate Legalisation form.

$825 inc GST
A country not listed here

Every country has different requirements when it comes to the legalisation of documents. The best thing to do is contact us directly with the country you intend to use your documents and we will provide you with further information.

*Total Fixed Fee subject to change following initial consultation.

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We are an innovative online one-stop shop for the legalisation of all Australian documents, e.g. degrees, birth certificates, National Police certificates, for official use overseas, especially in China and the United Arab Emirates. For a Fixed Fee Service with 24/7 Availability call 1300 349 333 or email [email protected]

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  1300 349 333

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  Suite 1A, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072

1300 Fixed Fee