Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

Notarial Services

The Embassy works on an appointment basis for notarial services. For information on how to book an appointment, please see below.

Notarial Service Fees as of 1 January 2018

Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2018, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Functional and Efficiency Review.

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.  The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers.

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For some services there are free alternatives available to clients in Australia, such as witnessing of documents by medical practitioners or police officers.

The fees on this schedule are in AUD. Fees are only accepted in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) according to the exchange rate applicable at the time of requesting the service. The fees in EGP are available on the appointment booking page.


Skills assessments

Skills assessment applicants who are seeking notarial services (i.e. certification or authentication of documents, witnessing of signature and certifying photographs) are seen by appointment only. Appointments are available 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Documents can be collected on the following day allocated for providing such services.

Additional information on notarial services is available through the Smartraveller website:

To make an appointment you need to

  1. Choose “Skills assessment related notarial services”
  2. If you arrive late for your allocated booking, or you have not completed your notarial services form correctly, your appointment may be forfeited and you may have to wait while on-time and prepared clients are served by Consular staff.
  3. If you have any translated documents related to your skills assessment application, please refer to the following information.
  4. If you are coming with someone else who also needs to obtain notarial services, please make sure to book a separate appointment for each person. Only one client will be served per appointment.


Authentication of translated documents

The Consular Section at the Embassy is unable to authenticate any documents translated by a local private translation service; however, we may provide certified true copies of these documents. While we do provide a list of accredited Egyptian translation offices, we are only able to recognise their work in the context of Australian passport applications.

Where should I get my documents translated?

In Egypt:
According to the type of document that needs to be translated, you may approach the relevant government agency (e.g. Ministry of Justice, Civil Status Organisation) for translation of both Egyptian and non-Egyptian documents. The translated document may then be authenticated by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and subsequently by the Embassy.

Please note the Embassy is not in a position to advise whether the translated document will then be acceptable for use in Australia. Only the Australian agency where the translated document will be lodged can advise as to the requirements of the translation/legalisation.

Certain documents (e.g. educational certificates/transcripts) may be requested to be issued in/translated to English by the issuing authority.

In Australia:
You need to have your documents translated by a translator accredited with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). You can locate their list of accredited translators at

If the translated document is for use in Egypt, it should firstly be authenticated by a State/Territory Office affiliated to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Following this, it can be authenticated by either the Egyptian Embassy/Consulate in Australia or the Australian Embassy in Cairo. A list of State/Territory Offices can be found at (under “Where to lodge your documents in person”). 


Booking an Appointment

Before booking your appointment:

  • You need to ascertain what type of notarial service you require
  • You also need to ascertain whether there are any specific requirements (e.g. qualification of the officer who should perform the notarial act, certain wording to be used in certification, binding of affidavit documents, etc) for performing that specific notarial act. (Refer to the Notarial Disclaimer below).

There is a brief description under each notarial service on our booking page; however, for further details (especially for legalisation of educational documents issued in Australia), you will need to refer to the following link:

  • If you are coming with someone else who also needs to obtain notarial services, please make sure to book a separate appointment for each person. Only one client will be served per appointment.

To book an appointment, click here


Notarial Disclaimer

Please ensure that documents relating to 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 Cairo, Egypt guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its contents. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.