The terms apostille, Notary public and certifications can often be confusing, but at New Zealand Document Consulting help you understand the certification you require.

Notary Publics

Notary Publics are selected legal professionals who are approved to certify copies of documents.Notary Publics examine documents and provide certification based on their own professional standards, and all decisions regarding document certifications are in line with their criteria.

The certification from a Notary Public is an essential first step before applying for an apostille process.

As part of our apostille organization services we may present documents to a Notary Public on your behalf.

Please read further, for more information on New Zealand Notary Publics.


Documents certified by a Notary Public can be authenticated and affixed with an Apostille by the Authentication Unit of the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Apostille certifications on New Zealand documents are used to show that the seal and signature on a document is genuine.

Please read further, for more information on New Zealand Apostilles.