An Apostille is a stamp provided by DFAT (Australian Government) under the Hague Apostille Convention 1961 (“Convention”). It is often (but not always) required for documents destined for countries which are members of the Convention.Learn more
Notaries set their own fees. As a guide there is a Notarial Scale of Fees for Victoria, which is reviewed from time to time. A copy of the latest scale is set out below together with the relevant page from the latest Practitioner Remuneration Order for Victoria, which covers the charges set out in Item 9 of the Scale and provides an indication of what the notary may charge.Learn more
All bookings should be made online via the website. Standard bookings allow for thirty minutes. If more time is required, you may be charged extra. If you believe your appointment will be lengthy, please inform the notary in advance to allow for a proper estimate of fees and/or to prevent further costs.Learn more
Different countries, or states or regions within countries have different requirements when it comes to witnesses. In general, most will accept any documents signed in front of a notary. But there are numerous exceptions where one or two independent witnesses are required.
The Notary is often in session and not available to take calls. Most queries can be answered in session. Please therefore confine queries to short, relevant emails. The Notary will try to answer where possible and practicable. Detailed email enquiries and responses may attract a further fee.