Australian Embassy
Morocco

Notarial services

Notarial Services

Notarial Services

From 10 December 2018, the Australian Embassy in Rabat will provide notarial services by appointment only.

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 Policy.

Appointments for notarial services can be booked here. When making a booking, please select the relevant service that you are seeking to ensure the appropriate officer is available to provide you the service you need.

Before booking an appointment, please visit smartraveller to learn about the different types of notarial services we offer and their requirements. 

Please bring your valid passport or ID card and the original documents to the appointment.

 

Consular fees

Under the Consular Fees Act of 1995, fees are charged for notarial services.

Fees will be collected in Australian dollars by credit card only. The notarial services fees are regularly updated, and can be found at the Setmore booking website.

 

Authentications and apostilles

Australian embassy consular officers will certify a signature or seal on an original official Australian public document is genuine by checking it against a specimen held on the department’s database or authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and applying an authentication certificate to the document.

If the documents are issued in Morocco, these would need to be translated by a local sworn translator and authenticated by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs before bringing them to the embassy for authentication.

This is a legal process, and DFAT will only issue an authentication once satisfied that the signature or seal on the document is not fraudulent.

 

Certifying photocopies of documents

Australian embassy consular officers can also certify photocopies of documents in English, confirming that the photocopy is a true copy of a document sighted. It is an Australian requirement that you bring the original(s) document(s) to be photocopied.

 

Witnessing signatures on documents and statutory declarations

Australian Embassy consular officers can witness signatures on certain documents. You will be asked to provide original identity documents, such as your passport or driver’s licence.

For statutory declarations, please complete the statutory declaration (do not sign) and have it ready for an officer to witness at the Australian Embassy in Rabat.

 

Marriage in Morocco

Marriages are NOT performed at Australian Embassies or missions.

 

If you intend to get married in Morocco, the local authorities require you to submit a Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage that could be issued by the Australian Embassy in Rabat.

You may complete the Application for Certificate of no impediment to Marriage  online, print it but DO NOT SIGN IT and bring it to your appointment at the Embassy with your Australian passport for processing. Charges apply.

For any further information, please email us your request to: rabat@dfat.gov.au

Disclaimer

Clients are advised that the documents relating to notarial services you require from the Australian missions overseas must be presented in the correct form with the correct instructions for witnessing any signatures on the documents. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to witnessing signatures on a particular document, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note, by witnessing a signature on a document neither the Australian Government nor the Australian mission overseas guarantees the legal effectiveness of the document or the accuracy of its contents.

 

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