Australia Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Australia for official use in the United States and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Australia for international use
Apostille Australian birth and marriage certificates, Federal and State Police Checks, Australian university degrees, notarized documents, including powers of attorney, and other official documents.

Documents issued in Australia can be officially certified for international use with an apostille stamp from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) or at Australian embassies and High Commissions. Documents required for non-apostille countries must be legalized by DFAT and by the embassy of the recipient country in Canberra.

  • Australian Apostilles can be obtained in 2 - 10 business days
  • Australian university degrees can be notarized and attested from a good-quality scan.

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Australian Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • apostille Australian birth, marriage and death certificates

    Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    We apostille Australian birth, marriage and death certificates for legal use abroad. If you need assistance obtaining a duplicate or replacement certificate for authentication or embassy attestation in Australia, please contact us
  • Australian Apostilles

    Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostille Australia police clearance and criminal record checks.
  • Apostille Australian University degree certificates

    Australian Education Certificates

    Apostille Australian University degree certificates and other types of academic and professional qualifications awarded in Australia.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Australia.
  • Incorporation Documents

    Certify Australian corporate documents including certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing, articles of association, board resolutions for use abroad.

Isarey provides document attestation services in Australia to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Australian documents for use in the United States and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in Australia

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Australian Documents

Australian documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of 117 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Australia is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Australian documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: US United StatesUnited States - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Australia is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Australia, the document must be certified a second time in Australia by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Certified Translation

Where Australian documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Australia Document Resources

External resources and news about Australian documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

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Australia Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
South Australia - Births, Deaths and Marriages
South Australia - Births, Deaths and Marriages
Right arrowwww.cbs.sa.gov.au
Apply for a birth, marriage or death certificate
Tasmania - Births, Deaths and Marriages
Tasmania - Births, Deaths and Marriages
Right arrowwww.justice.tas.gov.au
Births, Deaths and Marriages registers and maintains Tasmanian birth, death, marriage, relationship and change of name records. It also issues certificates and provides information to approved applicants.
Victoria - Births, Deaths and Marriages
Right arrowwww.bdm.vic.gov.au
Birth, Death and Marriage certificates
Western Australia - Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Western Australia - Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Right arrowwww.wa.gov.au
The Registry creates and preserves records of Western Australian births, deaths, marriages and changes of name. Eligible customers are able to apply for certificates from these records to be used for a range of legal, personal and historical purposes.
Certificates of No Impediment (CNI) to Marriage
Right arrowwww.smartraveller.gov.au
If you're going overseas to get married, you may need an Australian Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) proving that you're free to marry. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) can issue CNIs. To apply for a CNI, you and your partner need to provide supporting documentation. At least one person applying for the CNI must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
NSW Application for a Birth Certificate
NSW Application for a Birth Certificate
Right arrowwww.nsw.gov.au
You can use this online form to apply for a birth certificate for a person born in NSW You can apply for a copy of your own birth certificate or your child's birth certificate.
Northern Territory - Apply for birth, death or marriage certificate
Northern Territory - Apply for birth, death or marriage certificate
Right arrownt.gov.au
This page has information on how to apply for a birth, death, or marriage certificate in the Northern Territory.
Queensland - Birth, death and marriage certificates
Queensland - Birth, death and marriage certificates
Right arrowwww.qld.gov.au
Apply for a Queensland replacement birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate
Criminal Record Certificates
Australian Federal Police (AFP) - National Police Checks
Australian Federal Police (AFP) - National Police Checks
Right arrowwww.afp.gov.au
The AFP provides National Police Checks. Applications may be made online for residents of the Australian Capital Territory, Australian immigration purposes , where the applicant resides overseas , overseas employment , visa applications for overseas travel.
NSW Police Force - National Police Check
NSW Police Force - National Police Check
Right arrowportal.police.nsw.gov.au
The NSW Police Force allows applications from NSW residents aged 14 years and above to apply for a National Police Check for visa, adoption, employment
NT Police - National Police Check
Right arrowforms.pfes.nt.gov.au
application for a National Police Check
Queensland Police Service - National Police Certificate
Queensland Police Service - National Police Certificate
Right arrowwww.police.qld.gov.au
A National Police Certificate (NPC) conducted by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) is based on a search of the person’s name against the criminal history records held by police services Australia-wide
South Australia Police - Apply for a police record check
Right arrowwww.police.sa.gov.au
A police record check provides a summary of your offender history in Australia.
Tasmania Police - Police History Record Checks
Tasmania Police - Police History Record Checks
Right arrowwww.police.tas.gov.au
Tasmania Police provides a consent based Police Record Check enquiry service for residents of, or employees based in, Tasmania. The Record Check is used primarily for the purpose of employment, occupation-related licensing, registration, voluntary work or personal information.
Victoria Police - National police record checks
Victoria Police - National police record checks
Right arrowwww.police.vic.gov.au
Victoria Police provides a service to all Victorians who wish to obtain a National Police Certificate for employment, voluntary work and occupation-related licensing or registration purposes.
Western Australia Police Force - National Police Certificate
Western Australia Police Force - National Police Certificate
Right arrowwww.police.wa.gov.au
A National Police Certificate (NPC) contains a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges from all Australian police jurisdictions. This includes traffic and non-police prosecuted matters.
Document verification
Verify an Australian Apostille
Verify an Australian Apostille
Right arroworao.dfat.gov.au
Verify an Australian Apostille issued from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
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Australia Document News
The inner workings of Australia's digital birth certificate explained
Right arrowwww.zdnet.com
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriage Registrar Amanda Ianna explains what has been involved so far in developing an Australia-wide electronic birth certificate.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)

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