Medical Results

In order to notarise doctor’s reports or letters the Notary needs to get confirmation that the report/letter is genuine. This is the case even when there is an original doctor stamp on the document. Here is the procedure: Scan the report/letter and email the...

Witnessing still needs to be in person

Although the Australian government made legislative changes to allow witnessing over the skype or via electronic means this does not apply to notarial acts. You need to attend in person if you need to sign something in front of a notary. If you have documents that...

How to fill in the DFAT Form

When you lodge documents at DFAT in person or via post you need to complete the Document Service Request and Payment Form. See the link to the form: https://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents/Documents/document-legalisation-request-form.pdf Some...

Academic Degree or Certificate Email

Here is wording for an email when you need to verify for the Notary that the document is genuine. You should also cc me in the email at pt@siriuslaw.com.au — Dear Office Staff, My name is XX and I have been awarded the following qualification by your...

Medical Report Notarised

The Notary will need to obtain confirmation from the Doctor’s Surgery that the Medical report or Results are genuine. Below is an email you can send. Note: please cc me in the email as pt@siriuslaw.com.au Dear Medical Practice [insert a name if you have one] My...

Can the notary witness a document by skype?

Parts of the world are moving to electronic witnessing. Some states in the USA are permitting this. In Australia the answer is no. A notary in Australia must be physically present to witness a person sign a document. The regulatory system in Australia is not at the...