Korea – Notary Public for Educational Qualifications and Apostille (아포스티유)
Notary public services and apostille for Australian Education Qualifications used in Korea
As an experienced notary public, we provide notary public services to Korean overseas students.
We often verify and notarise their educational qualifications and academic records, and we obtain an apostille (아포스티유) from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on their behalf.
Notarisation of the testamur, academic results or transcripts, letters of completion and other educational qualifications or academic records is generally required if you have attended an Australian education institution but want to use those documents in another country like Korea.
In many cases, our clients require our notary public services and an apostille to apply for further studies or for employment in Korea, especially if they studied in a primary or secondary school, or a private tertiary institution in Australia. So whatever the reason may be, if you are studying in Australia but have studied in Australia, but you are now intending to travel to, study in or work in Korea, you should consider whether your educational qualifications and your academic records need to be notarised and stamped with an apostille. It is possible that without an apostille, your documents may not be acceptable or recognised in Korea.
If you are planning on returning to Korea and you know you need an apostille, then consider making your arrangements for notarisation and the apostille while you are still in Australia and before you return. Normal processing times for the apostille are least 7 days, and if there are complications or delays it could take even longer. Do not leave this until just before you travel. There will not be enough time for your documents to be notarised and stamped with an apostille and there are no exceptions to the processing times, especially with DFAT.
If you do not notarise or stamp your documents with an apostille before you leave Australia, you can still do it when you are back in Korea. Some clients only realise that they need an apostille after they have returned to Korea, and in those cases they normally contact a local ‘apostille agent’ to arrange for their documents to be notarised and stamped with an apostille. We work closely with a number of apostille agents in Korea to assist clients who have already returned to Korea but now need to have their documents stamped with an apostille.
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.
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.
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.
Ern Phang 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.