What do I need to bring to get FORM V notarised?

Sydney Notary Public Parramatta

If you have lost or damaged your Indian Passport, or if it has been stolen, you will need to complete and submit FORM V to VFS to have a new passport issued to you.

As a leading provider of notary public services, many clients approach us for assistance because FORM V must be notarised - it cannot be signed by a justice of the peace.

Accordingly, to have FORM V notarised, you must attend our office and prove your identity in order to have your signature witnessed. This means, if your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged beyond recognition, you must have some other form of photograph identification that is normally acceptable in Australia (for example, an Australian drivers licence or photocard issued by the RTA/RMS). Other forms of non-Australian photograph identification will not be accepted.

Unfortunately, we have had to turn away many people without being able to assist because they did not have the required identification documents to prove their identity. If you do not have your passport or any the form of Australian photograph identification, you should contact VFS for clarification on your options.

Summary of Requirements

  1. Appointment. Make an appointment to have your documents notarised. You should also request a quote for the notary public service. Please call 02 9687 8885 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
  2. Form V. Complete the information required on the form before your appointment. Do not sign it until asked. We cannot assist you with completing the information on the form.
  3. Photograph ID. Bring your passport, or if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged beyond recognition, you must bring another form of Australian identification (ie, Australian drivers licence or photocard).

To obtain a quote on our notary public services for India, please visit https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au/notary-fees/.

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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.

For more information regarding notary public services for documents going to India, view our notary publications at https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au/jurisdiction/india-notary/.

Frequently asked questions regarding our notary public services can also be found at https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au/faqs/.

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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.