Notarial acts are performed at the Australian Consulate - General in Chennai from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding the public holidays.
From 1 July 2015, most Australian missions overseas are permitted to issue an Australian apostille on original public documents.
Apostilles can be issued on Australian public documents and can be issued at all Australian diplomatic missions in India.
Notarial services are provided by the Australian High Commission and Consulates-General in India when the documents are Australian in origin or for use in Australia.
Notarial services available include:
- Authentications and Apostilles (and the binding of documents presented)
- Certifying copies of original documents
- Witnessing of signatures on certain documents
- Issuing of Certificates of No Impediment to marriage
- Witnessing of statutory declarations
- Administering of affidavits, oaths and affirmations
NOTE: We are not able to provide advice on which Notarial service you may need. Please ensure that you know what Notarial service(s) you wish us to perform and, if necessary, you should confirm this with the organisation or agency that requires your documents to be Notarised. Further information on Notarial services can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
Australian Consulate - General staff will make copies of all the original documents presented by clients. Unfortunately, photocopies provided by clients cannot be certified.
Fees apply for these services in the local currency.
Online registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of the online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.