NEW Appointment system for legalising documents in Australia

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade legalises signatures or seals that appear on Australian public documents (apostilles and authentications) and issues Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (including witnessing the signature on the form).  Services in Australia are by appointment only.  You can make an appointment by calling 1300 935 260. Legalisation requests can also be lodged by mail.  For more information see smartraveller.gov.au.  Please note that limited appointments for lodgement of legalisations will be available at the Sydney and Melbourne offices from Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January 2017.  For all other offices, drop-box arrangements will be in place.