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Authenticating Documents

Steps required in authenticating documents for visa applications to different countries
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Kym Thompson

on 14 September 2015

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Authenticating documents
for visa application

You will be given instructions
about what document authentication
is needed for your visa application.

The instructions may include some or all
of the following:
Notary Public
A Notary Public is a lawyer whose
main roles include certifying documents.
Most services provided by a Notary Public
are called "notarization", whether that is
certifying, authenticating etc. They are
different from other lawyers in that they
generally don't give legal advice.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
It may be necessary, depending on a specific document or the requirements of a certain country or its courts, that a Notaries’ seal and signature be authenticated or apostilled by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Australia before presentation overseas
Foreign country's Consulate or Embassy
Where can I find the embassy or consulate I need?
Congratulations!
You should now have a pile of documents
so thick with red stamps, embossed stickers,
gold symbols and red tapes that you can
barely read the documents!

All this to prove that they aren't forgeries! :)

What does their signature or stamp mean?
It means that they have seen the original,
and can verify that the copy is an exact copy
of the original.
Instructions
documents notarized by a Notary Public
documents authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
documents authenticated by the embassy or consulate
Why not just go to a JP?
A Notary Public has much greater recognition, especially internationally, than a Justice of the Peace (JP). A Notary's signature and seal on a document is accepted in most overseas countries without question, subject to the requirement in some instances that the notary’s signature be authenticated to prevent fraudulent impersonations.
Where can I find one?
http://www.notarylocator.com.au/
and/or
and/or
http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/australian-offices.html
Where can I find the DFAT?
What does their signature or stamp mean?
It means that they have checked the records and can verify either that:
COPY
the documents were legally
issued by an authorised agency in Australia
that the Notary Public who signed the
documents is legally registered in Australia
What does their signature or stamp mean?
It means that the
foreign
country's own embassy/consulate is satisfied that the records were legally issued by an authorised agency in Australia
Vietnam
: http://vietnamconsulate.org.au/content/view/12/26/ (Vietnamese Consulate)
Thailand
: http://www.thaiconsulatesydney.org/english/visa
(Thai Consulate-General)
Taiwan
:
http://www.roc-taiwan.org/ct.asp?xItem=133248&ctNode=1613&mp=212 (Taiwan Economic & Cultural Office)
Singapore
:
http://www.mfa.gov.sg
(Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Philippines
:
http://www.philippineconsulate.com.au/visa/the-philippine-visa.html
(Philippine Consulate)
Myanmar
: http://www.myanmarembassy.com/english/visa.htm (Myanmar Embassy)
Mongolia
:
http://www.mongolianembassy.org.au/
(Mongolian Embassy)
Malaysia
:
http://www.malaysia.org.au/travel1.html
(High Commission of Malaysia)
Laos
:
http://www.laosembassy.net/visa-and-passports
(Laos Embassy)
Japan
:
http://www.sydney.au.emb-japan.go.jp/english/visa_info.htm
(Consulate-General of Japan)
Indonesia
:
http://www.deplu.go.id/canberra (Indonesian Consulate)
Cambodia
: http://www.embassyofcambodia.org.nz/Visaregulation.htm (Cambodian Embassy)
China
:
http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/ls/
(Chinese Embassy)
or
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