The Process

Authentication is required when you need to use your official documents overseas. In many cases, there is a strict process that must be adhered to in order to verify the legitimacy of your documents before the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) will grant you and Apostille Stamp or Authentication Certificates. Occasionally, a visit to the Embassy of the country you intend on using your documents in will require visitation, however, this can be done on your behalf.

Authentifier can handle this entire process for you – from Notarisation and Embassy visitation, through to liaising DFAT on acquiring your Apostille or Certificate. We will determine the exact process you require based on your individual needs, and then guide you through the process from start to finish – all for a fixed fee.

The specific process varies from case to case, but this gives you a general idea of all the steps involved:


Submit your online enquiry with details about what documents you need to be authenticated. We will respond to you within 24 hours.


Once your individual needs are confirmed, we will invoice you for the agreed fixed fee inclusive of everything you need to get your documents authenticated.


After making payment, email us a copy of your receipt, scanned copies of your documents and a copy of your passport.


Courier original documents and copies to Suite 1A, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072. We’ll guide you on what to do here.


Once your documents are verified, our appointed Notary will notarise / attest your documents.
Time Line: 1 working day


We will then obtain the necessary authentication for your notarised documents from Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT).
Time Line: Up to 5 working days


We then apply to the relevant foreign Embassy in Australia in order to legalise your notarised and authenticated documents.
Time Line: Up to 14 – 21 working days


Your notarised, authenticated and legalised documents will be returned by Express Post (no charge within Australia) or FEDEX (additional charges apply).

Get a free quote online now

Our 5-minute quote form will determine exactly what kind of service you need and provide with you an estimate of costs.

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]


  1300 349 333

  [email protected]

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

1300 Fixed Fee