Attachment A – Consular Fees Regulations

Consular Fees

Fees for the performance of consular acts are itemised below.

Item Consular Act Fee
1 Administering an oath or receiving a declaration or affirmation, with or without witness of signature $20
2 Marking an exhibit to an affidavit or declaration in writing $10
3

Witnessing:

  1. a signature; or
  2. the seal; or
  3. the signature and seal;

of an authority or person, other than a person specified in regulation 3

$20
4 Signing a document, or affixing a seal to a document or other article, in a case not otherwise specified in this Schedule; $20
5 Signing and affixing a seal to a document in a case not otherwise specified in this Schedule $20
6 Preparing a declaration or other document in a case not otherwise specified in this Schedule or taking down in writing an oral declaration or deposition made before a person specified in regulation 3 $30 and in addition $20 for each 50 words, or part, by which the document exceeds 50 words
7 Making and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document $30 and in addition (a) if the consular act includes the typing of the document or a part of the document - $20 for each 50 typed words(b) $2 for each copy, other than the first typed copy, of a page of the document.
8 Verifying and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document $30 and in addition (a) if the consular act includes the typing of the document or a part of the document - $20 for each page(b) $10 for each copy, other than the first typed copy of the document.
9 Uniting documents and affixing a seal to the fastening $20
10 Initialling alterations to, or interlineations in, a document not prepared by a person specified in regulation 3 $5 for each 3 initialling or part of 3 initialling
11 Taking evidence under a commission or order from a court $50 for each hour, or part of an hour, spent in taking evidence or $200, whichever is the greater.
12 Effecting, or attempting to effect, service of a document and issuing a certificate or affidavit of service or attempted service $30
13 Transmitting through official channels a document or other article $12 and in addition, the amount of postal charges which would be payable if the document or article were transmitted by post.
14 Witness the execution of a will $40
15 Transferring funds through official accounts, other than for the purpose of the realisation of a deceased estate $40
15A Preparation and issue of an Apostille (being a certificate of the kind referred to in Article 3 of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) $60
16

The performance of a consular act specified in a preceding item of this Schedule:

  1. away from diplomatic or consular premises; or
  2. outside the hours when those premises are open to the public for business
$10 Additional charges apply where the act is performed away from diplomatic or consular premises or after normal business hours. See below.

Other Consular acts

  Issuing a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage $90

NOTE: And, in addition:

  1. if the act is performed away from diplomatic or consular premises, the following additional charges apply: (i) the cost of the travel of a person specified in regulation 3 (an Australian diplomatic or consular officer or an authorised LES) from those premises to the place where he or she performs the act (ii) if the person is required to be absent overnight from his or her usual place of residence – the cost of his or her meals accommodation.
  2. if the act is performed outside the hours when those premises are open to the public for business – the amount of the remuneration (if any) of the person in respect of the period in which the act was performed.

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