Australian High Commission

Authentication and Apostilles including education documents

What is document legalisation?

Foreign authorities may request a document to be issued with an Apostille or an Authentication certificate before it will be accepted by that foreign country. This is referred to as ‘legalisation’.

An Apostille or an Authentication certificate can only be affixed by Consular Officers to original Australian documents. Documents that have been altered, damaged, or laminated cannot be legalised and customers should request a replacement document from the issuing authority.

Apostille or Authentication?

Before making an appointment for document legalisation, you should contact the receiving authority who requested you have your document legalised. Ask what type of legalisation they are expecting on your document. Staff at the Australian High Commission cannot know or advise what option you need.

FAQ: Legalisation of Documents

This services is available by Appointment only. 
Book an appointment with Australian High Commission, Singapore using Setmore
Please select Apostilles and Authentications in the booking page.  If you select the wrong service, we may not be able to help at your appointment time. More information, including booking policy, is available here

Please allow two standard business days for collection of an authentication and an apostille.