Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Notarial

Authorised Consular Officers at the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai provide notarial services by appointment only.

You can schedule an appointment for notarial services at the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai. It is your responsibility to confirm requirements with the receiving authority before you request our notarial services. 

Schedule of notarial services and fees

(as of 1 January 2023)

The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai do not accept cash.  Fees can only be paid by credit or debit card.  We accept most major cards, except American Express. Fees are subject to change.

 

Administering an oath or receiving a declaration or affirmation                               Fee in AUD 80 / AED 195

Officers may only witness Australian affidavits for use in Australia.

To confirm your identity and verify your signature, the officer administering your affidavit must sight an original and valid government-issued form of photo ID, which displays your signature (e.g. passport, driver’s license, national ID).

Please bring a printout of the completed affidavit and any relevant instructions. Do not sign the document before attending your appointment. 

 

Witnessing a signature or seal on a form or declaration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fee in AUD 80 / AED 195

This service is for witnessing signatures on Australian documents for use in Australia.

Including, but not limited to, Power of Attorney, Wills, Statutory declarations for all states and territories. The officer witnessing your signature must sight an original and valid government-issued form of photo ID, which displays your signature (e.g. passport, driver’s license, national ID).

Please bring a printout of the completed declaration and any relevant instructions. Do not sign the document before attending your appointment. 

 

Verifying and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fee in AUD 80 / AED 195

Authorised officers may only certify copies of original documents, intended for use in Australia.

In line with departmental policy, authorised officers can only use the wording "I certify that this is a true copy of the document presented to me”

when certifying a copy of a document.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the receiving authority of the certified document will accept the copy.

 

Legalising Documents – Authentication of a document or issue of an Apostille      Fee in AUD 92 / AED 224 

                                                                                                                                                                        

Authorised officers may provide a legalisation service by verifying the signature, seal or stamp on an original public document and affixing an Authentication or Apostille certificate. An Apostille can only be issued when the country receiving the public document is signatory to the the Hague Apostille Convention.

Authorities in the UAE may only accept Australian documents that have been authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia and then the relevant UAE Embassy or Consulate in Australia.

The process for having your Australian identity documents authenticated

The process for having your Australian educational documents authenticated

It is your responsibility to confirm the requirements for your document with the UAE authorities before making an appointment for notarial services at the Australian Embassy or Consulate-General.

 

Issue of a Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage (CNI)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fee in AUD 161 / AED 393

An authorised officer can issue a Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage to an Australian citizen wishing to marry overseas if it is required by the foreign government.

Please bring a printout of the completed application form. Do not sign the document before attending your appointment.  The issuing officer will need to sight the original passports of both parties and evidence of the dissolution of any previous marriages, if applicable.

 

Schedule of Notarial Service Fees

(as of 1 January 2023)

Further information on services provided by DFAT, please See our Legalising documents page.

Consular Act

Fee in AED

Fee in AUD

Administering an oath or receiving a declaration or affirmation

195

80

Effecting, or attempting to effect, service of a document and issuing a certificate or affidavit of service or attempted service of a document

195

80

Witnessing a signature or seal on a form or declaration

195

80

Preparing a declaration or other document

195

80

Verifying and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document

195

80

Signing a document, or affixing a seal to a document or other article

195

80

Witnessing the execution of a will

195

80

Transmitting a document or other article through official channels

195

80

Transferring funds through official accounts, other than for the purposes of the realisation of a deceased estate

195

80

Preparation and issue of an Apostille certificate

224

92

Preparation and issue of an Authentication certificate

224

92

Preparation and issue of a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage

393

161

 The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai do not accept cash.  Fees can only be paid by credit or debit card.  We accept most major cards, except American Express. Fees are subject to change.

 

 

NOTARIAL SERVICES 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/Consular 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.