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CONTENTS:

Terms of Use

Home

Notarial Practice

Authentication of the Notarial Act

When a Notary will Decline to Intervene

Copies of Academic and Educational Credentials

Foreign Language Documents

International Wills

What is a Notary Public?

The Origin of The Notary's Seal

Fees

About Me


David Thomas Banner


3, Sussex Terrace, Hawthorn, South Australia 5062
Telephone: 0435 588 775
(International: + 61 435 588 775)
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COPIES OF ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS


The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ("DFAT") has special rules about the issue of apostilles and authentications in respect of copies of certain academic and educational credentials.

Foreign credentials

DFAT will not issue an apostille or authentication of a notarially certified copy of a foreign academic credential unless it is satisfied that the credential has been verified by a relevant Australian institution, e.g., the Australian Medical Council, Engineers Australia or the like.

The practical consequence of this policy is that a copy of a foreign credential must be certified by a notary in the country where the credential was awarded, and that notarial certification must have that country's apostille or authentication affixed to it.

Degree or award or other document from an Australian public university

DFAT will not issue an apostille or authentication of a notarially certified copy of a testamur of a degree or award or other document issued by an Australian public university unless the notary has verified the degree or award or document with the university, either directly or by way of an online verification facility, and the notary's certificate confirms that verification.

Australian state technical college or public tertiary institution qualification

DFAT will issue an apostille or authentication of a notarially certified copy of such an award or document without proof of verification by the notary.

Australian secondary school qualification or document

DFAT will issue an apostille or authentication of a notarially certified copy of such an award or document without proof of verification by the notary.

Australian public primary school document

DFAT will issue an apostille or authentication of a notarially certified copy of such a document without proof of verification by the notary.

Australian private college or school or tertiary institution qualification or document

DFAT will issue an apostille or authentication of a notarially certified copy of such an award or document without proof of verification by the notary.