Australian Embassy
Lebanon

Notarial services

Notarial Services

These services now require an appointment.

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You may also arrange an appointment by calling  01-960632 or email: birt.passports@dfat.gov.au

Payment is made by credit card and debit card ONLY. Cash is not accepted at the Embassy.

 

The Australian Embassy Beirut can provide a limited range of notarial and documentary services for a fee. these include:

  • Legalisation of an Australian public document (Authentication of apostille)
  • Authenticate foreign documents intended for use in Australia that have already been translated into English and authenticated by Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
  • Certifying copies of Australian documents or documents intended for use in Australia
  • Witnessing signatures on Australian forms
  • Witnessing the signing of Australian Statutory Declarations
  • Witnessing the making of an Australian Affidavit
  • Issuing a Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage (CNI)

 

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy 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 in Lebanon guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.

 

Notarial Fees

Notarial fees - November 2017

Under the Consular Fees Act of 1995, fees are charged for these services.

Please note that due to the exchange rate variations, the consular fees can vary from month to month.

The Australian Embassy accepts payments by credit card and debit card only. Cash is not accepted at the Embassy.

 

Authentications and apostilles

Australian embassy consular officers will certify a signature or seal on an original official Australian public document is genuine by checking it against a specimen held on the department’s database or authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and applying an authentication certificate to the document.

If the documents are issued in Lebanon, these would need to be translated by a local sworn translator and authenticated by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants before bringing them to the embassy for authentication.

This is a legal process, and DFAT will only issue an authentication once satisfied that the signature or seal on the document is not fraudulent.

 

Certifying photocopies of documents

Australian embassy consular officers can also certify photocopies of documents in English, confirming that the photocopy is a true copy of a document sighted. It is an Australian requirement that you bring the original(s) document(s) to be photocopied.

 

Witnessing signatures on documents and statutory declarations

Australian Embassy consular officers can witness signatures on documents. You will be asked to provide original identity documents, such as your passport or driver’s licence.

For statutory declarations, please complete the statutory declaration (do not sign) and have it ready for an officer to witness at the Australian Embassy in Beirut.