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Legalisation, Authentication & Apostille

Using documents overseas.

Documents intended for overseas use need to meet different notarisation requirements to be valid, depending on the destination country.

At Betar Lawyers we specialise in fast and efficient legalisation, authentication and Apostille, ensuring your documents are delivered in the quickest and most cost-effective way.

Confirming notarisation requirements of your receiving country

It is important that you check with the relevant Embassy or Consulate to ascertain the formal requirements of the country where your notarised document is to be used.


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Notarisation considerations: Hague or non-Hague?

The process of making your document valid for overseas use depends on whether the receiving country is part of the Hague’s Apostille Convention.

An Apostille is a special stamp or certificate applied by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Australia, that makes a notarised document originating in Australia valid for use with another country that is also part of the Apostille Convention.

Member countries of the Apostille Convention include the UK, Japan and all EU members.

If your receiving country is not part of the Apostille Convention, your notarised document follows a different legalisation and authentication process. This involves authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and usually also requires further authentication by the receiving country’s Embassy or Consulate.

Non-Apostille Convention countries include Malaysia, the Philippines, the UAE, China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Legalisation, authentication and Apostille expertise

 Justin Betar can make all the legalisation, authentication and Apostille arrangements for your documents, as required by your receiving country.

 All our work is backed by our Value Guarantee, our promise of exceptional service.

 Contact Justin Betar to discuss your document requirements on +61 (0)2 9279 1100 or book a consultation below.