Verifying your Indian Drivers Licence in Australia

WARNING: from January 2015, VFS has changed its requirements and will no longer accept documents that have been authenticated. Documents must now be stamped with an APOSTILLE from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Converting your Indian Drivers Licence in Australia

Many clients have asked us how we're able to provide our low cost fixed fee notary public services to assist our Indian clients with converting their Indian Drivers Licence in Australia. The simple answer is that we're doing a lot of them, which means we know what to expect and how to deal with it in the most efficient way.

If there are inconsistencies between your name as it appears on your passport and your Indian Drivers Licence you may have difficulties in converting your Indian Drivers Licence in Australia. The solution to is fairly simple, and one option is to obtain verification from a notary public confirming that you are the one and the same person and have that verification authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We've already provided details of this process in a previous article:

We encourage you to check it out if you want to know more about that or the notary public services that we offer in relation to converting your Indian Drivers Licence in Australia.

To obtain a quote on our notary public services for India, please visit

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This blog is supported and maintained by . Phang Legal is a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney. With offices conveniently located in Parramatta, Phang Legal supports and services the Indian community across Sydney with readily available and easily accessible notary public services at highly competitive rates.

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Ern Phang
Notary Public

Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public, including the kinds of problems and solutions that his clients face when sending documents to India.

IMPORTANT: the information in this article is correct at the time of publication, however the law constantly changes. This means you should always refer to the most recent articles because we try to update this blog on a regular basis with the most current information.