Australian Embassy

Notarial and document legalisation services

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.

Notarial services in person

The full range of notarial services is available in person. Please check your nearest Australian mission's times and availability.

Notarial services by mail

Only documents requiring certification or authentication, and appropriately witnessed applications for a Certificate of No Impediment can be submitted by mail. Notarial services by mail are offered from within Japan only. Complete a Notarial Request application (Word |PDF) and post all documentation and fees to your nearest Australian mission along with a return stamped self-addressed envelope.

All fees are payable in cash (Japanese yen) or by a postal money order (yuubin kawase), which is available at the post office. We aim to return documents within 5 working days. Incomplete applications or documents mailed without the correct payment will be returned unprocessed.

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Notarial Disclaimer

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Government/Embassy/Consulate, 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/High Commission/Consulate in Post/Country guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.

Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.