Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292)

Notarial Services

Notarial Services

Notarial services are provided by the Australian Embassy for Australian document or for foreign documents to be used in Australia.

Under the Consular Fees Act of 1955, fees apply to notarial services.  Fees are payable in LAK or USD, Cash only.  We do not accept cheques.  For information about fees payable, please contact the Australian Embassy on Telephone number: +856 21 353 800or email:

General email: austemb.laos@dfat.gov.au

Consular and notarial services: consular.vientiane@dfat.gov.au

Australian Passports: vtan.passports@dfat.gov.au

Notarial services available include:

  • authentications
  • apostilles
  • certifying copies of original documents
  • witnessing of signatures on certain documents
  • the issuing of Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage
  • the taking of Statutory declarations
  • the administering of affidavits, oaths and affirmations

Before requesting a notarial service from our office, please make sure you know exactly what service you require.  You should confirm this with the organisation that requires your documents. We are not able to provide advice on which notarial service you need.  Further information on notarial services can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

The Australian Embassy wishes to advise the increase in notarial fees from 1 January 2017.  The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries. The new fee schedule is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website.

Notarial fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Notarial fees are legislated according to the Consular Fees Act 1955 and consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees.