Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Notarial Services

Notarial Services

Notarial services are only available where the documents are Australian in origin or intended for use in Australia. Please ensure you provide correct written instructions to our staff. 

We provide notarial services at the High Commission in New Delhi by appointment Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 02:00pm – 4:00pm (excluding Public Holidays). Fees apply.

Email: [email protected]

Parking is not available for visitors in the grounds.

Notarial Services we can provide

  • Certifying copies of original Australian documents or documents intended for use in Australia
  • issuing an Authentication or Apostille certificate 

    (verifying a signature, stamp, or seal on an Australian public document)

  • witnessing of signatures on certain Australian documents
  • the taking of Australian Statutory declarations being made for use in Australia by an Australian entity.
  • the administering of affidavits, oaths, and affirmations for use in Australian court or legal proceedings
  • issuing a Certificate of no Impediment to marry in India (refer to Getting Married in India for further information)

For detailed information on the notarial services available please visit the Smartraveller website

 

Notarial Services we cannot provide

  • Witness a statutory declaration or provide a letter which declares your address in India, including to open an Indian bank account, obtain an Indian driver’s licence or transfer motor vehicle registration. *
  • Witness your signature on a statutory declaration or document for use outside Australia.
  • Provide a Letter of No Objection.

Letters of No Objection

The Australian High Commission in New Delhi does not issue personalised letters of no objection for individual Australian citizens. Instead, Australian citizens in need of a letter of no objection can download our universal letter of no objection, free of charge. 

 

Notarial services by mail

Only the following notarial services are available by mail:

  • Certifying copies of original Australian documents or documents intended for use in Australia
  • issuing an Authentication or Apostille certificate (verifying a signature, stamp, or seal on an Australian public document)

Note:

  • For certified copies or authentications/Apostille services by mail, please send in the original documents.
  • Delivery is to an Indian mailing address only.
  • Please include a pre-addressed envelope/satchel (no postage/stamp required). We will send your documents back to you via Courier/ Indian Speed Post (please note that the High Commission takes no responsibility for mail lost in the postal service).
  • Ensure you include the correct written instructions from the receiving authority of your documents.
  • For certified copies, there is no need to send photocopies; we will take photocopies from the originals that you provide.

 

Fees for notarial services lodged by mail must be paid by a demand draft drawn in the name of Australian High Commission, New Delhi. Ensure you send it in with your documents addressed to:

Consular Section

Australian High Commission

1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri

New Delhi 110021

Tel: +91-11-41399900

We aim to return documents within five working days (excluding postage/delivery time). Incomplete applications will cause delays and may be returned unprocessed.

 

Fees

Current Notarial Service Fees

  • Fees apply to notarial services under the Consular Fees Act of 1955.
  • Consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees and are linked to the AUD/INR exchange rate and are re-aligned monthly. 

Other locations for notarial services in India

  • Consulate-General in Mumbai please click here
  • Australian Consulate-General in Chennai please click here

NOTARIAL SERVICES DISCLAIMER

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 Bangkok guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.  Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.

PRIVACY POLICY

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