Notary Public assisting Australian international business

Notary public services for international trade and commerce

You will probably require the services of a notary public if you are looking to expand your business internationally by venturing into overseas foreign countries.

Usually, formal documents confirming personal identity or business and company registrations in Australia will need to be notarised by a notary public. In some cases, those notarised documents will also need to be stamped with an apostille or authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Attempting to obtain the same services from a justice of the peace, commissioner of oaths or any other prescribed witness is likely to lead to rejection. Only notarial acts by a notary public will be recognised and accepted in other countries. Notary services are unique to notaries only.

We have assisted Australian businesses all over the world

We are experienced in assisting Australian businesses venturing into countries all over the world. Some of the common destinations are throughout Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and India. We have also assisted with businesses in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America as well. All legal and business documents going to these countries must notarised. We offer the services of a notary public to assist you with all formal documentation required by international and multinational businesses.

International requirements may differ from Australia

If you have a lawyer or an agent in the intended destination country, check the legal requirements of that country to ensure that whatever you do in Australia in terms of preparing, signing or notarising the document will be legally valid and acceptable according to the laws of the destination country.

Sometimes the way we do things in Australia does not directly translate into the regulatory framework of foreign countries. It is important for your lawyer or agent in the intended destination country to understand their legal requirements so that we can assist you in determining what would be the Australian equivalent (if any).

Document Legalisation Process in Australia (including apostille)

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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.