Passport and Notarial Services
Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017
Following a recent review by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, notarial services fees will increase from 1 January 2017.
The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since the fees were last increased (July 2000) and the growing cost of delivering notarial services in an overseas environment. The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers and are payable in accordance with the Consular Fees Act 1955. Overseas Consular Officers have no discretion in applying these fees.
Some documents may be witnessed for free by alternative local notarial service providers, such as notary public, police officer or other professionals. We suggest clients discuss these alternatives with the person/organization requiring the document (such as the bank, solicitor or land transfer agency). Consular Officers cannot provide advice on whether a local alternative notarial service provider will be accepted by the person/organization requiring the document.
In Qatar, fees are payable in Qatari Riyals by credit/debit card only (cash, cheques and other currencies will not be accepted). Fees will be posted on our website on the first working day of each month, and are subject to change based on exchange rates.
Full details are available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website
The Embassy is offering passport and notarial services by appointment only. Appointments are available between 9am and 12pm, Sunday to Wednesday. To make an appointment, please click on the button below.
Appointments are not required for the following services:
- Passport collections – 9:00 am to 12 pm (Sunday-Wednesday)
- Enquiries – please email/phone the Embassy during standard office hours
See our Legalising Documents page for essential information on the services we can provide. Fees apply for Notarial Services.
Please note that in most cases, authorities in Qatar require Australian documents to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia and the Embassy of Qatar in Australia before they can be accepted. You will need to confirm the requirements for your document with the Qatar authorities before making an appointment for notarial services at the Australian Embassy.
The Qatari government can require a police clearance to issue a residency permit. Australian police clearances are issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Canberra or by state police. Application forms can be downloaded from the AFP website.
Information about Australian passports, including passport applications, compulsory documents and photograph requirements, is available on the Australian Passport Office website.
All Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier. This helps us to protect you, by protecting the security and integrity of your Australian passport.
Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to present photographic identification for both parents at the appointment.
Passports will take up to three weeks to process from lodgement to delivery. It is a good idea to plan the replacement of a passport well ahead of the expiry date and, if you need to travel, ensure you have sufficient time to replace passports and visas where needed. Remember that many countries require that passports have at least six (6) months validity in order to permit entry or obtain a visa.
Current Passport and Notarial Fees* (February 2017)
|PASSPORT (32 page)|
|SENIOR (over 75 years)||139||371|
|PASSPORT (64 page)|
|OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - ADULT||103||275|
|OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - CHILD||52||139|
|EMERGENCY PASSPORT APPLICATION FEE||175||467|
|OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS|
|CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY||175||467|
|DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY||72||192|
|PASSPORT OBSERVATION (after issue)||15||40|
|APOSTILLE (single-page document)||80||213|
|APOSTILLE (multi-page document) WITH BINDING||80||213|
|AUTHENTICATION (single-page document)||80||213|
|AUTHENTICATION (multi-page document) WITH BINDING||80||213|
|CERTIFIED COPIES (per copy)||70||187|
*fees are payable in Qatari Riyals by credit/debit card only (cash, cheques and other currencies will not be accepted)