Lebanon – Notary Public Services for Sending Student Records

Notary public services allowing further studying in Lebanon

LebanonWhenever we have clients who want to relocate to Lebanon or send their children to study in Lebanon, as an experienced notary public we are asked to notarise and authenticate their children’s student records.

We understand that this is generally a requirement for enrolling into schools in Lebanon and it is very rare that there would be any exceptions to this requirement.

If you do not verify or notarise the student records, the schools in Lebanon may reject or refuse to accept them – which, if you are not prepared for it, could result in additional delay and cost in enrolling your children into the intended school.

The general process for ensuring that the student records are accepted in Lebanon involves:

  1. Notarising the student records.  We assist our clients to verify student records with the respective school, and then notarise the student records as either being the original or certified true copies of the original.
  2. Authenticating the student records. After we have notarised the student records, we arrange for our signature and seal to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). DFAT stamp the already notarised student records to confirm that our notary public has properly notarised the documents.
  3. Legalising the student records. Having authenticated the student records with DFAT the next step involves legalising the student records with the Embassy of Lebanon in Canberra.

In summary, the schools in Lebanon will recognise and accept the legalisation of the student records by their own embassy, the Embassy of Lebanon in Canberra, which confirms that the student records have been properly authenticated by DFAT, which confirms that the student records have been properly notarised, which confirms that the student records have been notarised, which confirms that the student records are the original or certified copies of the original. (Hopefully, that chain of events clarifies the process).

If you need assistance with sending student records to Lebanon, you should first find out what are the requirements of the schools in Lebanon, familiarise yourself with the requirements of the Embassy of Lebanon in Canberra, and be aware that this whole process takes time (possibly a week if not more to complete). Do not leave it to the last minute, especially if you already know that you will be travelling in the near future. Planning in advance will avoid any unnecessary stress or additional cost and inconvenience.

Please be aware that the same process applies if you are sending tertiary qualifications or records such as testamurs, transcripts, letters of completion or other related documents from an Australian university or tertiary institution to Lebanon. Those documents will also need to be notarised by our notary public and authenticated by DFAT and the Embassy of Lebanon.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public


Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

Posted: 2011-09-14 08:00:31 / Last edited: 2018-03-11 23:14:15