AFFIDAVITS AND NOTARIAL SERVICES

All services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please read the requirements, and click the appointment link at the bottom of the page.

 

All parties signing the documents must appear in person.  However, the Attorney in Fact (AIF) for powers of attorney is not required to appear before the consular officials, and may sign after the receipt of the document.

 

Thank you. 

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APOSTILLE

When person/s executing the document could not personally appear before a Consular Officer at the Consulate General, the document should be Notarized by a Notary Public and Apostillized* by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and submitted directly to the Philippines without passing through the Philippine Consulate for authentication.

 

DOCUMENTS ISSUED IN AUSTRALIA:  

Documents that are executed, signed, or issued in Australia such as school records, marriage/birth/death certificates, etc., must bear an Apostille Certificate from the competent authority of Australia, in order for the documents be accorded legal effect in the Philippines.

 

Australian Passport Office Legalisation Services of the State, where the document is executed, has the competent authority to issue an Apostille Certificate. Following are the relevant offices in New South Wales:

 

SYDNEY OFFICE

Australian Passport Office

Level 7, 26 Lee Street

Sydney, NSW 2000 (near Central Railway Station)

Tel. No. 1300-935-260

e-mail: consular.feedback@dfat.gov.au

 

NEWCASTLE PASSPORT OFFICE

Level 1, 77 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300

Tel: 131 232

Fax: (02) 4923 9393

 

*An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document. It is issued by a country that is party to the Apostille Convention to be used in another country which is also a party to the Convention.

REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTARIZATION:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (documents such as Special Powers of Attorney, General Powers of Attorney, Deeds of Sale, Deeds of Donation, Contracts, SSS/GSIS forms, Extrajudicial Settlement, etc.)

  • Personal appearance of the signatory/ies;

  • Original and photocopy/ies of the unsigned document. Document will be signed in front of the Consular Officer;

  • Two (2) original government issued IDs with photocopies (such as, passport, citizenship card or driver's license), for each document to be notarized/acknowledged/consularized. The government ID should be valid and should support the claim of citizenship on the document. Dual citizens are advised to bring their Philippine passport or Philippine government issued ID;

  • Processing fee of AU$45 (Cash or Postal Money Order only) per document, payable to the Philippine Consulate General; and

  • Self-addressed Express Post Envelope for regular processing and release by mail the following working day.  

JURAT (documents such as Affidavit of Support and Consent, Parental Travel Permits, Complaints, Applications for Marriage License and Oaths of Professionals):

  • Personal appearance of the signatory/ies;

  • Original and one (1) photocopy of the unsigned document. Document will be signed in front of the Consular Officer;

  • Two (2) original government issued IDs with photocopies (such as, passport, citizenship card or driver’s license), for each document to be notarized/acknowledged/consularized. The government ID should be valid and should support the claim of citizenship on the document. Dual citizens are advised to bring their Philippine passport or Philippine government issued ID;

  • Processing fee of AU$45 (Cash or Postal Money Order only) per document, payable to the Philippine Consulate General; and

  • Self-addressed Express Post Envelope for regular processing and release by mail the following working day. 

RELEASING TIME: 

 

  • Document will be released by mail the next business day from receipt of complete requirements. 

  • The Consulate assumes no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage in the mail or while the documents are in custody of courier service. The applicant should take note of the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted.

 

DOWNLOAD FORMS
Click below to book an appointment for notarial services
at the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, NSW Australia.
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Required :

For the releasing of your notarial documents and new passports, please bring with you an AUS Post prepaid satchel that requires signature on delivery.  This is not required for NBI fingerprinting.