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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) authentication

COVID-19 update: changes to document authentication

As the Student Centre is closed for in person enquiries, you will not be able to have your documents DFAT authenticated over the counter. Instead, you will need to send the original document, and any photocopies that you require, as well as a stamped self-addressed envelope to us at:

Re:DFAT
Student Centre
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Authorising documents for DFAT

If you are providing documents such as your academic transcript or degree certificate (testamur) to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) they will first need to be signed by an authorised staff member here at the University.

Only the following documents can be authorised:

  • academic transcripts
  • certificates of graduate status
  • degree certificates
  • confirmation of enrolment notices
  • letters issued by the Student Centre. 

Other documents must be notarised by an Australian Notary Public.

Due to COVID-19, we currently can't offer over the counter authorisation. Instead, you will need to send the original document, and any photocopies that you require, as well as a stamped self-addressed envelope to the Student Centre at:

Re:DFAT
Student Centre
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Legalising documents for use overseas

Australian documents being used overseas sometimes need additional government legalisation to ensure that they meet the requirements of foreign governments. DFAT provides an authentication and apostille service for this purpose.

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Last updated: 27 July 2020

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