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 valid.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will certify that a signature of an official on an Australian public document is genuine, by checking the issuing officer of your Birth Certificate against their records and will attach an “Apostille Certificate”.
If the relevant country is a signatory to The Hague Convention, the foreign authority will accept your birth certificate as genuine.
We have assisted people all across the world born in Australia in obtaining an Apostille Certificate at DFAT.
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