Australian Document Attestation
SEPL Document Clearing LLC renders services for Australian certificate attestation and Australian embassy Attestation in Dubai. Since the United Arab Emirates is not a member of the Hague Convention, documents must be authenticated and legalized by the UAE Embassy located in Australia and must also be notarized before the authentication and legalization process can take place. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is the highest authority in Australia which attests documents and will confirm that a signature, stamp or seal on an Australian issued public document is authentic and attach a certificate in the form of an 'authentication' or an 'Apostille' confirming certain facts. The authentication or Apostille is then signed by DFAT staff and sealed with a wet and a dry seal.
Attesting Australian Documents for Dubai:
UAE government needs proof of the signatures of Australian officials on documents that they are genuine before they can be accepted. Since the United Arab Emirates is not a member of The Hague Convention, Australian documents need additional government legalization before they can be used overseas and thus requires Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Attestation and Legalization by UAE Embassy, Australia. Australian documents sometimes need additional government legalization before they can be used overseas.
- Step One: Notarization
- The signatures on the certificate will be witnessed by a Notary Public, and attach a signed notary seal once they have recognize that the certificate is genuine.
- Step Two: Authentication
- The document will then go through Authentication process from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Once they are satisfied that the document is genuine, they will adjoin a Certificate of Authentication to the document.
- Step Three: Legalization
- The certificate will then proceed to the UAE Embassy in Canberra where they’ll affix a Certificate of Legalization to the front page after the verification of the contents and seal and signature of DFAT and Notary Public.
- Step Fourth: Attestation
- Finally after the Authentication from DFAT and UAE Embassy, the certificate will then be processed in Dubai and attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Services DFAT provide for documents in Australia
- Issuing of Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) (including witnessing the signature on the application form)
- Legalizations of signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents (Apostille and Authentication).
Services DFAT provide for documents overseas
- Witnessing and taking of affidavits, oaths or affirmations.
- Witnessing you signing Commonwealth statutory declarations and other Commonwealth forms (some state government forms and private sector forms are also allowed to be witnessed by DFAT staff)
- Witnessing applications forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment to marriage (CNI)
- Witnessing notices of intended marriage
- Legalization of signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents (Apostille and authentications).
- Certifying true copies of documents (that are either Australian or intended for use in Australia) or photographs.
- A fee to be paid by an Australian Money Order or Bank Cheque if it is from Australia and a Bank Draft from outside Australia.
- A covering letter which includes: the full name of the sender, the document’s name holder if it is different than the sender’s name, full physical address, e-mail address & phone number. Please note that failure of including a covering letter might lead to the rejection of the legalization of the document/s.
- A pre-paid self addressed return envelope. If the return envelope is by courier, please send of filled and signed consignment note with the document/s.
- The process of Australian certificate attestation in Dubai takes from three to five working days after the receipt of the document/s.