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

Notarial Services

Notarial Services


The Australian Embassy Seoul is visiting Busan to provide Passports & Notarial Services to the Australian community for 4 - 5 December 2023 (click). 

This will be done by appointment only so please contact the Consular & Passports Service Section to make an appointment. 


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.


Below is a summary of what services we can provide. For detailed information of the services we can provide, please visit:



Certifying a copy of an original document

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)

Witnessing signatures (including Affidavits and Statutory Declaration)

-  DFAT Identity Certificate for land, property or mortgage transactions (Identity Only | Identity & Witnessing)


*Attention to all clients seeking certification for AHPRA documents

Please note that the Embassy is able to certify your documents, however we are not able to change the wording on our certification and will state: ‘This is a true copy of the document presented to me’. If this wording does not meet your required needs then you will need to approach an alternative authorised service provider.

*Attention to all clients seeking legalisation(Apostille) for National Police Certificate

Please be advised that according to the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade can no longer issue Apostille on Digital National Police Certificate available as a PDF file. Clients seeking apostille for Police Checks must now present a hard copy to the Embassy for legalisation.


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].


What to Bring

Please bring photograph identification which shows your current name and signature. A passport or photo driver's licence would normally be sufficient, however check the instructions that come with your documents as occasionally several forms of identification are required.


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.

 Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.