Australian High Commission
United Kingdom

what are notarial

We provide these services for Australians and foreign citizens in cases where the documents are Australian in origin or for use in, or requested by, Australian organisation. You are required to present photo identification in any instance where we are required to witness your signature on a document.  

Notarial services include:
  • Authentications
  • Apostilles
  • Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage
  • Certifying copies of original documents
  • Witnessing signatures on certain documents
  • Affidavits, oaths and affirmations
  • Binding documents presented for authentication
Consular staff cannot provide advice on specific legal requirements, including what documents need to be signed or certified. Papers should be presented to officers in an ordered fashion and clear instructions should be given on your particular requirements. Please see the below link to the High Commission disclaimer on this point.