DFAT Services During Stage 4 Restrictions (August 2020)

Currently, the OFFICE OF JOHN PEARCE SOLICITOR & NOTARY PUBLIC is seeking advice as to whether clients requiring urgent or essential notarial services can attend the Home Office at 10 FRANK STREET, BOX HILL SOUTH 3128. The answer should be known by 15th August 2020.

Concerning obtaining Apostille and Authentication stamps from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT):

Due to the current pandemic laws in the State of Victoria, this Office is not able to provide the fast-turnaround Apostille/Authentication stamping from DFAT.

The only current method of obtaining DFAT stamping is by mail (Express Post or Registered Mail).

For overseas clients, we are able to arrange DFAT stamping by mail.

Those seeking an Apostille or Authentication stamp from DFAT need to complete the “DOCUMENT LEGALISATION REQUEST FORM” in a BLACK PEN and send the form, the notarised document(s), as well as the return self-addressed envelope, in an Express Post or Registered Mail envelope to:

AUSTRALIAN PASSPORTS OFFICE
AUTHENTICATIONS SECTION
GPO BOX 2239
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3001
AUSTRALIA