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Your trusted destination for professional Notary Public services. Our experienced Notary Publics are authorised experts who can certify a wide range of documents, ensuring their acceptance both locally and abroad. Discover our efficient and convenient solutions for all your international document certification needs.

Understanding the Role of a Notary Public:

In Victoria, a Notary Public is a senior lawyer with the authority to certify and attest documents for global use. Whether you require certification for local or international purposes, our qualified Notary Publics act as trusted witnesses. Their expertise extends to validating important legal documents such as Power of Attorney, Last Wills, Affidavits, Deeds, and more, guaranteeing their recognition overseas.

Competitive Fees and Transparent Pricing:

At Melbourne International Lawyers, we offer highly competitive fees for our Notary Public services. The cost of notarisation varies depending on the complexity of the document. To obtain specific pricing details tailored to your requirements, please contact our office at 03 8726 9008 or email us a copy of your documents at info@melbourneinternationallawyers.com.au. For general fee guidelines, you can also refer to the Society of Notary Public in Victoria at https://notaries.org.au/notaries-fees/.

Comprehensive Notary Public Services:

Our experienced Notary Publics provide a comprehensive range of services, including:

  1. Attesting and Witnessing Overseas Power of Attorneys: Ensure the validity and acceptance of your Power of Attorney documents in other countries.
  2. Wills and Probates for Overseas Parties: Assist with the necessary documentation for wills and probate matters involving international aspects.
  3. International Intellectual Property Documents: Certify Trademarks, Copyrights, patents, and other intellectual property-related documents for global recognition.
  4. Trade Documents for Imports and Exports: Provide notarization for letters of credit and other trade-related documents for smooth import and export transactions.
  5. Property Transactions in Other Countries: Assist with the certification of property-related documents to ensure a seamless process for transactions outside Australia.
  6. Certification of True Copies: Validate copies of essential documents, such as passports, birth certificates, citizenship certificates, and academic certificates, as true copies for use overseas.
  7. Certification of Companies Details: Certify important company-related documents to ensure accuracy and authenticity.
  8. Consent for Minors to Travel Overseas: Provide parental consent certification for minors travelling abroad.
  9. Accreditation of Medical Degrees: Assist in the notarisation of medical degrees obtained overseas to facilitate practicing in Australia.
  10. Notarization of Ship Protests: Certify Ship Protests on behalf of ship masters for legal purposes.

Streamlined Procedures for Specific Countries:

When sending Power of Attorney or other documents for use in particular countries, it's essential to follow the appropriate steps. Here are key guidelines for some common destinations:

  • China:
    • Notarization by a Notary Public
    • Authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
    • Authentication by the Chinese consular office
  • India:
    • Drafting and review by a professional lawyer in India
    • Notarization by a Notary Public in Victoria
    • Authentication by the Indian Consular office
  • Sri Lanka:
    • Drafting by a skilled Sri Lankan lawyer
    • Execution before an authorised person with two witnesses
    • Notarization by a Notary Public (essential for land-related matters)
  • England:
    • Notarisation by a qualified Notary Public in Australia.
    • Obtain an Apostille Certification from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
  • USA:
    • Notarisation by a qualified Notary Public in Australia.
    • Authentication by DFAT.
    • Legalisation by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Australia.

DFAT Fees:

Certain documents may require Apostille or Authentication Stamps from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The fees for these services are as follows:

  • Apostille DFAT Fee: $92
  • Authentication DFAT Fee: $87

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended as a guide and does not constitute legal advice. For information tailored to your specific situation, please consult with a professional.