The AMC accepts the following persons as eligible witnesses in Australia:
- chief magistrate
- police magistrate
- resident magistrate
- special magistrate
- justice of the peace
- person appointed under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959,as amended, or under a state Act to be a Commissioner for Declarations
- notary public
- person appointed a Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1911, or under that Act as amended, and holding office immediately before the commencement of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959.
The AMC accepts the following persons as eligible witnesses in countries other than Australia:
- notary public
- commissioner of oaths (South Africa, Sudan and Canada only)
- person appointed to hold or act in the office in a country or place outside Australia in an Australian embassy, high commission, legation or other post as:
- Australian consul-general, consul or vice-consul*
- Australian trade commissioner or consular agent*
- Australian ambassador or high commissioner*
- Australian minister, head of mission, commissioner, chargé d'affaires or counsellor*
- Australian secretary or attaché*
*You are required to contact these agencies to arrange for an appointment before travelling to ensure that the necessary staff are available.
†On legal advice, the AMC accepts an apostille as an eligible witness able to certify documents as part of the primary source verification requirements.
Application forms and documents not correctly certified by an eligible witness are not legally recognised in Australia and will not be accepted.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:51