What’s ‘authentication’?

In Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will authenticate notarised documents by certifying that the documents were notarised by a notary public. For example, DFAT retain a copy of our signature and seal so that when you submit our notarised documents to DFAT, they will authenticate that our notary public is a notary public.

Once DFAT has authenticated the document, you must take that authenticated document to the relevant consulate or embassy before it can be sent to the intended destination country.

Leave the authentication to us!

Many of our notary public clients will apply for an authentication themselves, however this can be troublesome and time consuming. If you want us to help you apply for an authentication, please advise us at the time of making an appointment to obtain a quote inclusive of the DFAT authentication fee and our service fees. We would be pleased to assist you.

We can also help you apply for authentication with the relevant consulate or embassy of the intended destination country.

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