Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
and Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Notarial Services

Notarial Services

UPDATE: The Embassy has transitioned to AUD payments for all Passport and Notarial Services. Payments can be made by VISA, Mastercard, or American Express debit or credit card. The Embassy no longer accepts payment in local currency (Korean WON). We ask that all Embassy clients come prepared with an acceptable method of payment.

Notarial services are available by 1) In-person Appointment or 2) Mailed-in applications.

If you wish to visit the Embassy in person, please book an appointment. 


Notarial Services by mail

The Embassy provides legalisation/certification services by mail.


What are notarial services?

Some Australian Federal and State laws require that a signature on a document be witnessed by an Australian Consular Officer or have other procedures applied before the document can be used for legal purposes, or in an Australian court of law.  Solicitors, justices of the peace, and notaries public normally perform these functions in Australia. It is possible for solicitors, justices of the peace or public notaries in Korea to also perform these services.

Notarial services are provided by Consular Officers for Australians. They are also provided in cases where the documents are Australian in origin, or are intended for use in Australia, or have been requested by an Australian Federal, State or Local Government authority.  We are unable to provide notarial services related to visa or migration.


Notarial services we provide


Notarial services we cannot provide


Fees apply for all services. Fees are only accepted by credit card or debit card.

If you have difficulties booking an appointment online, please email the consular section at [email protected].


Authority to perform notarial acts

It is the responsibility of the person seeking notarial services from the Australian Embassy to provide legislative proof that an Australian Consular Official holds the authority to perform the notarial services requested. 

Please make sure you check with the end recipient of the document(s), and/or with your lawyer, that a Consular Official has the authority to perform the procedure required on your documents.

Please check with the recipient of your document/s whether a signature by a Consular Officer is an acceptable substitute for a JP or Notary Public.  If the end recipient of your document specifies that it must be signed/witnessed by a Notary Public, please ask for a listing of Notaries in Korea.

You may also wish to investigate whether your document can be witnessed by another professional in Korea (for instance a local doctor or accountant), including one who may also have accreditation in Australia, for instance an Australian Chartered Accountant living in Korea.

Consular staff cannot provide advice on specific legal requirements, including what documents need to be signed or certified.  Papers should be presented to officers in an ordered fashion and clear instructions should be given on your particular requirements.  If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to witnessing signatures on a particular document, you should seek independent legal advice.

Please note, by witnessing a signature on a document, neither the Australian Government nor the Embassy of Australia Seoul guarantees the legal effectiveness of the document or the accuracy of its contents.


Letters of No Objection

The Embassy will not provide Letters of No Objection on behalf of the Australian Government.


Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy’s appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Policy.

Notarial Disclaimer

 Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Government/Embassy/Consulate, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require.

If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice.

Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in Post/Country guarantees the     legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.