Australian Embassy

Notarial Services


Notarial services are provided by appointment only. Please read our booking policy.

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, payable by card payment only with Visa, Mastercard, or Unionpay.

Notarial services available

  • Authentication and Apostilles including education documents
  • Certifying documents and certified passport letter 
  • Land, property and mortgage documents
  • Witnessing signatures (including statutory declarations)
  • Witnessing renewal of Australian Driver's Licence
  • Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage – You will need to bring the completed application form and original evidence of the dissolution of any previous marriages.
  • Affidavits - please contact our office if you are seeking an affidavit.

Further information about notarial services offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is available at ‘Smartraveller – Notarial services and document legalisation overseas’.

Please read the above information carefully. If you have further questions please email the Consular Section at [email protected].

Certifying copies of original documents

We certify copies of Australian documents, or documents intended for use in Australia. We photocopy the original documents, and stamp the photocopy with the wording "This is a true copy of the document presented to me". We cannot certify anything other than an original document.

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) advises they will not issue approval for marriages between a foreign man and a Cambodian woman where the foreigner does not earn at least USD2,500 per month. We recommend contacting MFAIC before requesting a CNI if these conditions apply to your circumstances. We are also aware of reports the Ministry of Interior (MoI) continues to enforce a previous policy prohibiting marriages between foreign men aged 50 and older to Cambodian women aged under 50. You should contact the MoI if this applies to your circumstances.

Letters of No Objection

The Embassy will not provide Letters of No Objection on behalf of the Australian Government.

Notarial Disclaimer

Please ensure that the documents relating to notarial services you require from the Embassy are presented in the correct form, and that you provide the correct instructions to our staff (for example, on how your signature must be witnessed on the documents).

If you are unsure of the legal requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice.

By providing a notarial service such as authenticating a document, providing a certified copy of a document or witnessing a signature on a document, neither the Australian Government nor the Embassy endorse, verify or make any statement as to the accuracy, truth, legality or otherwise of the contents of the document or the purposes for which the document may be used.

Neither the Australian Government nor the Embassy accept liability for any loss damage or injury arising out of the use of, or reliance on, the document or its contents.