The following steps and fees are involved after a client arranges for document(s) to be delivered to the Office of JOHN PEARCE SOLICITOR & NOTARY PUBLIC at:
LEVEL 13, 200 QUEEN STREET, MELBOURNE VICTORIA 3000, AUSTRALIA
The document(s) is notarised.
For example, the Notary sights an ORIGINAL University Degree (“Testamur”). Then a COPY is taken and certified/notarised as being a true and correct COPY of the ORIGINAL. Usually for ONE notarisation of, say, a Testamur or Academic Transcript, the Notarisation Fee is $110 inclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
However, if a document needs to be prepared by the Notary Public (for example, the Notary needs to devise a Power of Attorney), the Notarisation fee is usually about $165 (GST inclusive).
Office administration staff take the notarised document(s) to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Then they collect the “authenticated” document(s) two (2) days later.
The total Administration Fee for the two trips to DFAT is $110 (GST inclusive). The DFAT/Government Fee for each Authentication Stamp is $20.
Then Office administration staff send the “notarised” (STEP 1) and “authenticated” (STEP 2) document(s) to the relevant Consulate/Embassy for “consularisation”.
The Administration Fee arranging the courier and the consularisation is $66 (GST inclusive). The Postage Fee is about $10.
Note: Clients need to check the relevant Embassy’s website to determine what fees are applicable for any particular document.
Office administration staff arrange for the notarised/authenticated/consularised document(s) to be forwarded to the client.
The Administration Fee is $33 (GST inclusive). The Courier Fee (e.g. FedEx/DHL) is usually about $110 (GST inclusive).
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