Schmidt & Schmidt offers the legalization of documents from Christmas Island by apostille.
As the external territory of Australia Christmas Island has joined The Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 on the July 11, 1994. The convention for Australia entered into force on March 16, 1995. Laws and international legal instruments ratified by the Australian authorities are valid on Christmas Island unless it is forbidden by a separate document. During its accession to the Hague Convention, Australia emphasized by a special declaration that the convention extends to all territories it is responsible for.
Responsible for issuing an apostille on Christmas Island is the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia (passport office). On August 1, 2015, the right to certify documents with an apostille, in addition to the central and regional passport offices, was also delegated to the diplomatic missions of the Australian Union abroad. The authenticity of the apostille affixed since December 2015 can be checked by number using a special online service - on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The process of legalization on Christmas Island includes checking the origin of the document and confirms that the signature, seal or stamp on the document is affixed by authorized officials. After passing through the described procedure, a special stamp is applied to the document - an apostille. As a rule, the apostille is placed on the back of the document, or on a separate sheet, after which the document is stitched.
An apostille is a stamp of rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" must be in French.
The following documents can be authenticated by apostille:
- Certificates of civil status (certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce)
- Education documents (school reports, certificates, diplomas)
- Trade register excerpts
- Judicial decisions
- Notarially certified copies of documents
- Notarially certified translations
- Further notarial documents (authorizations, last will, declarations)
- Commercial documents legalized by a state organ of registration (articles of incorporation, registration certificates, tax registrations etc.)
Requirements for the documents:
An apostille can be issued exclusively on an original document. Therefore, the latter must be in an apparent good condition, all stamps and signatures have to be clear and readable. Furthermore, it must not contain alien marking and labels.
In addition to the legalization of your documents, we can provide you with high quality translations.
- No registration or subscription
- Fast and reliable processing
- Payment by invoice
Schmidt & Schmidt guarantees the highest quality and reliability. We render all of our services in strict compliance with the applicable data protection laws. Our specialists are well-equipped and thoroughly acquainted with their tasks.
Working with us is easy and convenient!
Usually, processing the documents takes us 14 days.
Courier services are charged and invoiced separately according to the courier service’s rates.
You can pay for our services by PayPal, bank transfer or card.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an apostille for a document from Christmas Island without international shipping||from 595,00 €||from 500,00 €|