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Have your Australian documents attested for use in any country

Obtaining an Apostille Certificate or Attestation doesn't have to be difficult and stressful.

Streamlining your document notarisation, verification, and authentication process.

We specialise in document legalisation services, Apostille certification and authentication and we offer a variety of services to ensure your documents are recognised abroad.

Attestation involves verifying the authenticity of a document in order to achieve legal acknowledgment, making the document suitable and acknowledged for use abroad.

This process is carried out for countries that are not a party to the Hague Convention. The document/s must first be notarised by an Australian public notary, authenticated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and subsequently attested by the relevant Embassy/Consulate within Australia.

NOTE: If the notarial certificate relates to our client signing a certain document, the client will need to appear before a notary in our offices.

Considering the complicated nature of Apostille and Attestation, we strongly recommend that you read the “Before You Begin” page before contacting us. When you are ready, our friendly staff will get the ball rolling for you.

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How does it work?

When moving to another country such (as the United Arab Emirates), you will need to get professional qualifications and some other documents attested by that embassy before employment is confirmed and an employment visa can be issued.

Many people are familiar with obtaining notarisation or obtaining an apostille certificate for documents to be presented in another country. For countries which are members of the Hague Convention, apostille certificates are recognised between member countries under the provisions of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents act.

Depending on the document type, attestation is a multiple step process. This is where Australian Attestation Services can save you the time and a lot of the running around involved. Certain documents, such as professional qualifications or degree certificates, will firstly require certification from a solicitor or notary public in your home country.

So, how do you get your Apostille certificate? The documents must be certified by the foreign affairs ministry of the country where they were issued and in Australia’s case that is the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, or “DFAT”. And then your documents, with Apostille certificate, must then be presented to the embassy or consulate in the country where they were issued.

Professionalism, speed, and efficiency

We understand that by the time you realise that obtaining your Apostille Certificate or an Embassy/Consulate legalisation/attestation, it is often required on an urgent basis.

We want to get it right the first time and to meet the deadlines that you are trying to manage.

Australian Attestation Services are available by appointment only. In some circumstances, we may also attend your office or other location to help you fulfil your Apostille Certificate or Attestation requirements.

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