The Australian Embassy in Morocco provides limited notarial services. These include
- Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)
- Certifying photos and true copies of documents
- Witnessing signatures
- Certification of Identity
- Legalising documents
- General Letter of No Objection (download below)
Before you request our notarial services, ask the receiving authority what they need from you. In many cases, you won't need our services.
We can legalise many types of documents for use overseas. Documents must be Australian public documents. This means:
- originals issued by an Australian government agency or official
- originals issued by an Australian educational institution
- copies notarised by an Australian Notary Public
See more about different types of public documents we legalise.
We cannot legalise Moroccan documents. These must be legalised by Moroccan authorities. Check www.apostille.ma (external website) for additional information.
The Australian Embassy does not issue personalised letters of no objection. Some moving companies might require you to provide a letter from the Embassy to authorise you to move your personal effects into or out of Morocco. For a general letter which could be used to assist you, please download the General Letter of No Objection (PDF file) (Digitally-signed) (English and French).
Australians getting married in Morocco
Marriages are not performed or registered at the Australian Embassy in Morocco.
If you're an Australian citizen and intend on getting married in Morocco, you might be asked to present a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (also known as a No Objection to Marriage Letter, a Certificat Célibat de Coutume, or a Certificat de Non-Opposition au Mariage). This is a document required by Moroccan authorities by which you declare you are free to marry and are not currently married.
For further information on requirements to getting married in Morocco, you should contact your nearest Moroccan diplomatic mission, as we are unable to provide further information on Moroccan requirements.
Read the Australian Government's Smartraveller Advice on getting married overseas.
Book an appointment
The Australian Embassy in Morocco provides limited notarial services. You may book an appointment with us on Thursdays.
Please note the below requirements for your appointment at the Embassy:
- You must have an appointment
- You must wear a mask if we ask you to
- You must bring your own pen
- If you have fever, cough or any symptoms of ill-health, you must reschedule your appointment
- Please do not bring any friend or family member to your appointment
- Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment
- Please use the hand sanitiser located in the waiting area prior to your interview
- We recommend you avoid public transportation to attend your appointment
- Ensure you bring your valid passport or ID, and original documents to the appointment
Australian consular missions provide notarial services for a fee. These are prescribed by the Consular Fees Act (1995). We are unable to vary or waive these fees. The notarial services fees are regularly updated, and can be found on our booking website.
We do not accept cash or cheque payments. Fees are charged in Australian dollars only using a credit card . If you are using a card issued by a Moroccan bank, please ensure you contact your bank to authorise foreign currency transactions. We cannot charge fees in Moroccan Dirhams.