If yes we can help. Below is a common email which John receives from people living overseas and needing their Australian Certificate, Diploma or Degree notarised, and possibly their Academic Transcript as well:
“I am a graduate of Swinburne University of Technology and would like to get copies of my degree and academic transcript notarised and authenticated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. I am currently living in the United Arab Emirates. Is there any way your firm can assist me? After notarisation and then authentication by DFAT, I would also like to get the documents legalised by the U.A.E Consulate. Please let me know the procedure and cost.”
I can arrange notarisation, authentication and
consularisation of documents such as a University Degree whilst you are overseas. The process usually involves the following steps:
You will need to have the documents delivered to me:
JOHN PEARCE SOLICITOR & NOTARY PUBLIC
200 QUEEN STREET,
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
EMAIL: Please use the contact form
The document(s) is notarised on the day of receipt. First, the Notary sights an ORIGINAL University Testamur.
Then a COPY is taken and notarised as being a true and correct COPY of the ORIGINAL.
The cost for one notarisation is $132. For two or more notarisations of the SAME ORIGINAL, the extra cost is $22 per document.
Within 24 hours of after notarisation, Office administration staff take the notarised document(s) to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Then they collect the “authenticated” document(s) one day later.
For one document, the total administration fee for the two trips to DFAT is $220 ($110 each way).
For countries where the Hague Apostille Convention is applicable, the DFAT fee for each Apostille Stamp is $80.
For countries where the Hague Apostille Convention is NOT applicable, such as the United Arab Emirates, the DFAT fee for each Authentication Stamp is $80.
For countries where the Hague APOSTILLE Convention is NOT APPLICABLE, such as the United Arab Emirates, on the day of collection from DFAT, Office administration staff arrange for the notarised copy to be either sent by post to the relevant Embassy or Consulate, or where applicable, personally take the notarised copy to the relevant Consulate in Melbourne.
For example, in the case of the United Arab Emrates, there is a Consulate General in Melbourne. Our administration staff personally take the notarised document to the U.A.E Consulate General for stamping. However, it is not always possible for stamping to be done on the spot, so sometimes there is a 24 hour turnaround.
Note: The relevant Embassy’s/Consulate’s website lists the fee for the particular document.
Then Office Administration staff send/take the “notarised” (STEP 1) and “authenticated” (STEP 2) document(s) to the relevant Consulate/Embassy for “consularisation”.
It can take up to 7 days before the notarised document(s) is returned to our Office.
The Office administration fee to arrange Consulate stamping is $220.
For two or more documents, the extra cost is $11 per document.
Finally, on the day of receipt of the documents from DFAT or, where applicable, the relevant Embassy/Consulate, Office administration staff arrange for the notarised/authenticated/consularised document(s) to be forwarded to you.
The administration fee is $44 for any number of documents.
The FedEx/DHL fee is usually about $110 (but this varies depending on the country to which the document(s) will be posted, as well as the number of notarised documents to be posted back).
If you would like more information, please get in touch with us via the contact form