Certified copies of documents
Consular officers can provide certified copies of certain original documents. Consular officers will only certify documents that are Australian in origin, or are intended for use in Australia, or have been requested by an Australian Federal, State or Local Government authority.
The Australian Consulate-General uses a stamp which the following wording appears on our certified copies: “I, (officer's name), (position at the Consulate) at the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, 23/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2827-8881, do certify that this is a true copy of the document presented to me. In so certifying, neither I nor the Consulate endorse, verify or make any statement as to the accuracy, truth, legality or otherwise of the contents of the document or the pursposes for which the document may be used. Neither I nor the Consulate accept liability for any loss, damage, or injury arising out of the use of, or reliance on, the document or its ontents. I provide no undertaking that I have read the contents of the document”.
Should you require alternative wording you might consider approaching a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, or other specified professional, to perform the service for you.
If your documents were issued electronically, please bring along an electronic copy (e.g. on your phone/tablet) or email a copy of the document to the Consulate the day prior (email@example.com).
We are unable to provide certified copies for visa and migration purposes. Please refer to our Visas and migration page of our website for further information.
This service is available by Appointment only. Please select Certifying a copy of a document on the booking page. If you select the wrong service, we may not be able to help at your appointment time.
Certified Passport letter
The Australian Consulate-General can provide a statement confirming your name, current passport number and previous passport number(s).
Please bring your Australian passport to the appointment.
This service is available by Appointment only. Please select Certified passport Letter on the booking page. If you select the wrong service, we may not be able to help at your appointment time.
Authorising someone to certify your documents
Please note you should be present for the Consulate to certify your documents or to obtain a certified passport letter. If you are unable to attend the Consulate in person, you must write an authorisation letter to authorise another person to have the documents certified on your behalf. Please provide a document to match your signature on the authorisation letter.