Notarial services are only available where the documents are Australian in origin, or intended for use in Australia. Ensure you provide correct written instructions to our staff. Fees apply (see details here).
Notarial services available in Japan
Fees and Payments
Notarial services in person
Notarial services are by appointment only. All Notarial clients must have an appointment in order to enter the Australian Embassy in Tokyo for the safety of yourself, other Embassy visitors and staff.
Australian Embassy, Tokyo Australian Consulate-General, Osaka
Notarial services by mail
Only the following Notarial services can be submitted by mail:
- Certified Copy of Original Documents
- Authentications or Apostilles
- Certificate of No Impediment applications appropriately witnessed (only those witnessed by an Australian mission or local notary public are acceptable). Signatures witnessed by other Australians with valid qualifications or occupations who may be able to witness signatures in Australia, will not be accepted for Certificate of No Impediment purposes in Japan.
Notarial services by mail are offered from within Japan only. Fees are the same as services provided in person.
Notarial services by mail can be processed by the Australian Embassy Tokyo or the Australian Consulate-General Osaka.
Please print and complete the Notarial Request Form, Notarial Checklist, and Credit Card Authorisation Form for the office where you will send your documents. Your documents will be returned to you unprocessed if you do not include the completed forms with your documents posted to us.
If you live in one of these prefectures, send your documents and forms to the Australian Embassy Tokyo:
Notarial Request Form, Notarial Checklist, and Credit Card Authorisation Form (Tokyo) (Word | PDF)
Australian Embassy Tokyo
If you live in one of these prefectures, send your documents and forms to the Australian Consulate-General Osaka:
Notarial Request Form, Notarial Checklist, and Credit Card Authorisation Form (Osaka) (Word | PDF)
Australian Consulate-General Osaka
We aim to return documents within 5 working days.
We recommend you use a form of registered mail (kakitome / kannikakitome / Letter Pack etc.) so you can track your documents.
For further information, please visit our FAQs.
NOTARIAL SERVICES DISCLAIMER
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy Tokyo / Australian Consulate-General Osaka, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice.
Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy Tokyo / Australian Consulate-General Osaka in Japan guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.