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 cash (LAK or USD) and by bank card (Master or Visa card).

Notarial services are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 AM to 12.00 noon.

For these services a prior appointment is required, and can be made by calling +856 21 353 800 or by emailing: [email protected]

for consular and notarial services.

Notarial services available include:

  • Issuing of Certificates of no Impediment to Marriage (CNI)
  • Issuing Apostille and/or Authentication certificates. These certificates legalise the signatures and/seals on Australian public documents.
  • Certifying copies of documents (Australian documents, or foreign documents to be used in Australia)
  • Administering an Australian Affidavit
  • Witnessing signatures on Australian forms
  • Witnessing signatures on Australian Statutory Declarations

Australian statutory declarations are for use only in Australia. The Australian Embassy in Lao PDR will not witness an Australian statutory declaration for use in a foreign country.

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, including the fee schedule, can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website.

Notarial fees are legislated according to the Consular Fees Act 1955 and increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees.