Notaries can help you achieve verification of qualifications. The most common reason that this is needed is to apply for a job or visa overseas. Australia has a long history of providing education to international students and notarization of copies of educational qualifications is usually acceptable as a form of verification. Qualifications can be issued by any recognised qualifications in Australia. We have assisted clients to make applications involving educational qualifications for a number of countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, Thailand, the Philipines, Vietnam and Argentina. On occasion, it is only the notarization application which is required for employment although the visa application is the most common reason that our notarization service is requested.
One of the countries which require notarization for visa applications is China. To include a visa application for this, it is acceptable to have a notarized copy of the qualification. The document needs to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and then also authenticated by the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, Australia. We offer a lodgment service which arranges for these documents to be authenticated by the Chinese Consulate. Once the document has been authenticated by the Chinese consulate, it becomes a legal document in China and is therefore acceptable for the purposes of Chinese immigration law. We have processed a large number of educational qualifications in preparation for visa applications in China.
We have also processed a number of applications for India requiring notarization. Some of the most common requests for notarization from the Indian consulate include lost passport applications, powers of attorney and Indian drivers licence name verification. Occasionally Australian educational qualifications require verification for use for visas to India and we are happy to assist with any inquiry you might have about notarization services in relation to India.
Singapore is another country which we commonly receive requests for in relation to notarization. Because Singapore is a commonwealth country, there is usually not a requirement for authentication by the department of foreign affairs once documents have been authenticated by a notary. We usually find this to be the case with jurisdictions like Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. To an extent, notarization is accepted in the United States without further requirements for authentication from the issuing government although we have occasionally encountered the requirement for an apostille in relation to states such as California, Florida and Michigan. We recommend checking with the authority requesting the relevant document.
If you have received an educational qualification in Australia and you are making a visa or job application overseas, we can assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have an inquiry in relation to the recognition of Australian qualifications and notarization overseas.