Apostille of My Birth Certificate

April 20, 2016

People born in Australia often need to present their Birth Certificate to an overseas government authority in various circumstances, for instance if you are getting married outside of Australia. Foreign governments will need proof that the signature of the Australian official on their Birth Certificate is genuine before they will accept your birth certificate as […]


Chile signs onto the Hague Apostille Convention

January 25, 2016

In December 2015 the Government of Chile acceded to The Hague Convention of 1961 to Abolish the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, commonly known as the Apostille Convention. The Hague Convention was introduced in 1961 to abolish some of the formal and often onerous requirements involved in the legalisation of foreign public documents. […]


Brazil joins the Apostille Convention

January 18, 2016

In December 2015 the Government of Brazil acceded to The Hague Convention of 1961 to Abolish the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, commonly known as the Apostille Convention. The Hague Convention was introduced in 1961 to abolish some of the formal and often onerous requirements involved in the legalisation of foreign public documents. […]


Why does my University Degree need to be Apostilled?

October 24, 2015

If you are a graduate of an Australian University and you are required to present your testamur or academic Transcript to an overseas authority, that relevant overseas authority often requires that your documents be presented to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for an the issue of an Apostille or Authentication Certificate. DFAT […]