Australian Embassy
Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau

Notarial Services


Notarial Services

The Australian Embassy in Portugal provides a limited range of notarial and documentary services for Australians in Portugal. In many cases, local notaries can provide services at rates which are set by the local Portuguese Notary Society.  In some cases, accessing these services may be more convenient than travelling to the Australian Embassy.  If you still prefer the Australian Embassy to provide the services, a list of the fees levied by the Australian Government is published here and you will need to make an appointment.


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


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Visiting our offices during COVID-19

  • If you are an Australian citizen requiring emergency consular assistance out of hours, please call the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas).
  • You must have an appointment to visit the embassy. Please contact us if you experience any issues in securing an appointment by calling 21 310 1500 or email us ([email protected]).
  • If you have a fever, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.  Please do not attend our offices if you are ill or if you have had recent exposure to someone who is ill.
  • Please do not bring friends or family members to your appointment.  If you are applying for a child passport, both parents are welcome to attend. 
  • You should arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.   


Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy's appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Pollicy.


Documents: Apostilles, certified copies, witnessing signatures & statutory declarations

Legalising documents overseas
Notarial Service Fees 
Credit Card Authorisation Form

Obtaining an apostille for documents issued in Portugal