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overview of australian apostille procedure
The High Commission can affix an apostille, or authentication to some Australian public documents. This process ensures the authenticity of those documents and can be complex. Not all documents are the same, and the process can require additional verification by consular officers prior to affixing any apostille/authentication.
The following Australian public documents may be able to have an apostille/authentication applied to it:
• Certificates issued by a State/Territory Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
• National Police Certificates issued by the Australian Federal Police
• Certificates of No Impediment issued by an Australian Diplomatic Mission, or Australian State/Territory DFAT Office
Any other document presented with a request to have an apostille or authentication affixed to it, may require a consular officer to temporarily retain your original, or take a copy of your document for further examination. We will aim to have a response within 2 working days in such cases. Some documents may take considerably longer to verify depending on the organisation/institution who issued the document.