Australian Representative Office
Ramallah

About us

About the Australian Representative Office, Ramallah (ARO)

The Australian Representative Office in Ramallah was established in September 2000. The Office facilitates Australia’s relationship with the Palestinian Authority and enhances Australia’s support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The Office oversees the implementation of Australia’s substantial development assistance program in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and enables Australia to keep abreast of developments on the ground in the PalestinianTerritories. It also helps Australia to achieve other regional objectives, including support for good governance and democracy. It facilitates the expansion of our commercial contacts.

The Australian Representative Office is unable to offer direct consular assistance or assistance with immigration issues (including issuing passports and visas). For consular assistance in the West Bank and Gaza please contact the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Assistance with immigration issues may be obtained from the Australian Embassies in Tel Aviv, Amman or Cairo.

 

Notarial Services - Legalising Documents

The Australian Representative Office provides notarial services, including the certification of true copies of documents (that are either Australian or others intended for use in Australia), witnessing signatures on documents, statutory declarations and witnessing affidavits.

More information is available at the following link:

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents.html

 

New Notarial Service Fees from 1 January 2017

Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017 following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Functional and Efficiency Review.

Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years.

The new fee takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand. The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers. From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

From 1 January 2017 fees for Statutory Declarations, witnessing signatures and certifying documents will increase to AUD 70. Apostille Stamp fees will increase to AUD 80. Fees to be paid in NIS according to the exchange rate on 1 January 2017.

For more information visit: http://dfat.gov.au/news/media-releases/Pages/notarial-service-fees-to-increase-from-1-january-2017.aspx

 

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday  From 8:15 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:15

Friday  From 8:15 - 12:45

 

Public Holidays 2017

 

02 January

Monday

New Year’s Day (in lieu)

26 January

Thursday

Australia Day

14 April

Friday

Good Friday

17 April

Monday

Easter Monday

26 June

Monday

Eid Al-Fitr*

27 June

Tuesday

Eid Al-Fitr*

04 September

Monday

Eid Al-Adha*

05 September

Tuesday

Eid Al-Adha*

02 October

Monday

Labour Day

25 December

Monday

Christmas Day

26 December

Tuesday

Boxing Day

27 December

Wednesday

Additional DFAT Holiday

28 December

Thursday

Additional DFAT Holiday

29 December

Friday

Additional DFAT Holiday

  


*Eid holidays are subject to change as they are determined by the sighting of the moon. 

 

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