Documents can be notarized by an Australian notary for use in the United States. This is a two-step process, which does not involve the U.S. Consulates.
Step 1: Have your documents executed in front of an Australian Notary Public.
Following is a list of Australian Public Notaries who have made themselves known to the U.S. Consulates General.
- Notaries Public in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (PDF 385 KB)
- Notaries Public in the Northern Territory (PDF 132 KB)
- Notaries Public in Queensland (PDF 275 KB)
- Notaries Public in South Australia (PDF 222 KB)
- Notaries Public in Tasmania (PDF 136 KB)
- Notaries Public in Victoria (PDF 234 KB)
- Notaries Public in Western Australia (PDF 301 KB)
- A public list of Australian Notaries, (not maintained by the Department of State).
Step 2: Have the signature and seal of the Notary Public authenticated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade by means of an Apostille. This Apostille will make the notarization of this document legal in the United States under the conditions of the Hague Convention. Please contact the office, or representative, requesting these documents to ensure that an Apostille applied under the conditions of The Hague Convention is acceptable.