Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage

Public notary helping you get married overseas

As a public notary providing assistance with documents used in foreign countries, clients often ask us to notarise documents to apply for certificates of No Impediment to Marriage.


The legal requirements for Australians to marry overseas or to marry foreign nationals in another country can be different and unfamiliar, so if you need guidance before using our services, you should make enquiries with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). DFAT provides information on obtaining certificates of No Impediment to Marriage or directions regarding contacting the local office of the relevant country.

In addition to notarising specific identification documents, sworn documents and declarations, you may also need to have those documents authenticated or obtain an apostille – depending on the intended country. We will provide you wish hassle-free notary public services to facilitate your application to avoid unnecessary delay and headache.

Depending on your reasons for wanting to marry overseas, you may want to consider the option of legally marrying in Australia but having a ceremony or celebration overseas – which is often the main reason why couples who normally live in Australia choose to ‘marry’ overseas. Sometimes they want a romantic destination, sometimes its considered to be cheaper, or maybe their family and friends are overseas – whatever the reason, the option of legally marrying in Australia because it is relatively less complicated which then avoids the hassles of navigating through the process that is normally involved in marrying overseas. For more information regarding marrying in Australia, please visit the Registry of Birth Deaths & Marriages, or your equivalent authority in your state.

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Do you have any questions?

Sending documents from Australia to other countries can be complicated. We make it simple.

If your documents must be stamped with an apostille or authenticated and then legalised, we can help with that too. We've also created a flowchart to explain the process.

Not sure what you need? Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

So, what's next?

Visit our Notary Fees page for a free quote for our notary public services. Otherwise, call us on +61 2 9687 8885 to speak with our friendly team about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We're a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney. We're known for our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries, our low-cost fixed fees and service offering, and our availability to help on short notice.

Our office is conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area. We help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.

Ern Phang, Notary Public
Ern Phang
Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney.

Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to other countries.

All information on this website is for general purposes only and correct at the time of publication. Only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.