Australian public/government or notarised private documents that need to be recognised or accepted by overseas businesses, governments, courts or others must be verified, authenticated or "legalised"… that is, formally proved valid and genuine by the country of issue via official records. An Apostille Certificate is a short and simple form of legalisation, but available only to those countries that are signatories to The Hague Convention. If not a signatory to The Hague Convention, full document legalisation by the foreign country's Embassy or Consulate in Australia is required in place of an Apostille Certificate.
Obtaining an Apostille Certificate
We are an apostille certificate service and only undertake notary services, scanning services, translations services etc. in conjunction with and support of apostille service orders placed or needed to assist if requested.
Why an Apostille Certificate?
Prior to the introduction of Apostille Certificates, the burden fell on international governments, Courts and businesses to ascertain whether foreign public documents were authentic.
What does an Apostille look like?
An Apostille (Certificate) is a square approximately 9cm long, usually stamped onto the reverse side of a single page public document.
How effective is an Apostille certificate?
An Apostille Certificate dramatically simplifies the formalities associated with using public documents outside Australia.
Apostille Australia: Summary of Costs
Embassy/Consulate Fees (email for quote)
Examples of Documents
Australian Federal Police Certificate
Educational Document certified by Public Notary
About the owner Michael Frederick Twemlow
Michael Frederick Twemlow was admitted to practice as a solicitor, attorney and barrister in NSW, Australia in 1965.
He is retired from legal practice allowing him to concentrate exclusively and efficiently providing apostille/legalisation/notary services worldwide as a commercial agent.
His clients include many large Australian and multi-national companies. He also acts for various Australian and international commercial enterprises.
Michael is a member of the International Union of Notaries, The Law Society of NSW, The Society of Notaries of NSW, and Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries.
Need apostille or legalisation services for an Australian public document?
We provide fast and efficient Apostille or Embassy/Consulate legalisation services required for Australian public documents wherever you are located..within Australia or elsewhere around the world. Let us take these important, complicated, and time-consuming processes off your hands. Our Apostille/Legalisation service saves you time and money by processing your paperwork directly with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
How We Assist
Apostille Australia Certificate Service provides notary, apostille and legalisations services and undertakes on behalf of its clients the necessary processes associated with the legalisation of all Australian public documents for use overseas.
How We Operate
Apostille Australia Certificate Service is a professional company specialising in nation-wide expedited legalisation of public documents for international use. For over 5 years, we have been Australian leaders in Apostille and Embassy Legalisation services.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Apostille Australia Certificate Service
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