Apostille and Notary Public Services Pretoria

Apostille and Notary Public Services Pretoria
Comprehensive Document Legalisation Services South Africa

Document Legalisation Made Simple

Apostille.co.za provides a fast apostille service and embassy attestation to assist you in legalising your South African documents for use overseas. The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so that the document can be used for official purposes outside ofSouth Africa. It is also referred to as document legalisation, document authentication or document attestation. Many countries also ask that you get your documents attested by their South African embassy or Consulate. We provide a complete legalisation service for all South African documents

It may be the first time you have heard of an Apostille Certificate. An Apostille Certificate is only ever required if you have dealings outside of South Africa which involve some form of official paperwork. Apostilles are required for work, business, legal issues and personal matters. The most common requirements for an Apostille Certificate are overseas marriage, registering births, working or teaching abroad, foreign property purchases and business transactions or contracts.

This website has been produced to help you obtain the Apostille Certificate and stamp from the correct government office in an efficient manner and to provide you with more information. Please use this site as a resource but should you need to speak to an advisor do not hesitate to call us on our South African phone number 087 0010 733 or see our full contact details on our contact us page.

It typically only takes 24 hours to 7 days for the South African Apostille Certificate to be attached to your document. We pride ourselves on offering an expert service ensuring your document is legalised in the appropriate way. There are often several ways to legalise a document but typically only one way will be accepted by the country the document is intended for. This is where our service really comes into its own, our vast experience ensures your document is accepted by the authority you intend to present it to.

Documents we Frequently Apostille

  • Birth Certificate (Abridged and Unabridged)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Divorce Order and Settlement Agreement
  • Letter of No Impediment to Marriage
  • Degrees and Diploma's with Transcripts
  • TEFL and TESOL Certificates
  • Foreign Degrees (Notarised)
  • School Transfer Transcripts
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Company Incorporation Documents
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Commercial Contracts
  • International Litigation
  • Foreign Property Transfer Documentation
  • Affidavits and Declarations
  • Company Resolutions

Apostille and Document Legalisation Experts

We are able to provide apostilles for virtually all South African documents and certificates. For a guide to some of the documents that we regularly process please see our apostille documents page.The process of issuing an apostille certificate varies from one document to another. The key to our service is ensuring your document is presented to the High Court, DIRCO and/or Embassy with the appropriate seals and signatures to ensure the Apostille Certificate is issued without delay and that ultimately your documents are accepted when presented to any interested parties outside of South Africa. We can also translate your documents. Visit our document translation page for more information. We have been providing this legalisation service since 2010 and have a wealth of experience so can deal with virtually any South African document and also offer further legalisation via individual embassies in South Africa if needed. While your documents are in our possession we take the greatest of care to ensure the security of your often valuable paperwork. Do not leave your documents to chance when ordering an apostille

Our Services

Documents we frequently legalise

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Notary Copies
  • Divorce Order
  • Degrees and Diploma's
  • Incorporation Documents
  • Company Resolutions
  • Affidavits and Declarations
  • Notary Copies


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Our Offices - Walk In Services

Ample Free & Safe Parking

Walk in Service

Need to talk to our legalisation experts or entrust your valuable documents to someone in person. Pop in to our commercial offices in Loftus Versveld Stadium. Ample free and safe parking.

Notary In Attendance

Our Notary Public is in attendance most days from 08h00 to 16h00. Contact our office to check availability.
  • Quick Service

    As soon as documents arrive at our office we begin checking, certifying and processing your order. All documents are hand processed by our team to ensure not only a quick service but to keep your documents safe. If you have any questions please visit our apostille FAQ pages or contact us for free advice.
  • Easy To Order

    There is no easier way of getting an apostille. On our how to order your apostille page you will find the order fomr. Simply complete the online form and get your your document to us. Alternatively email us your company documents and academic certificates today and one of the team will let you know how to proceed.
  • Excellent Support

    We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation and high levels of customer service. All of your phone calls are answered by one of our advisors. We are on hand to answer all of your questions and to provide updates regarding your order. With over 10 years of experience we know how to process your documents and offer you the best advice on legalising your documents. Please contact us with your questions by telephone or email.
  • Walk In Services

    Need to talk to our legalisation experts or entrust your valuable documents to someone in person. Pop in to our commercial offices in Loftus Versveld Stadium. Ample free and safe parking.
  • Notary In Attendance

    Our Notary Public is in attendance most days from 08h00 to 16h00. Contact our office to check availability.
  • Privacy

    We will handle your documents personally with the utmost security and privacy. We do not make use of outside agents or runners.

How to Order or get a Quotation

Most customers order and quote online. Order online - Postnet, couier or drop of documents to us! Alternatively, you can use a printed order form. Just print the form and send your document to us with the completed form. If you are not sure how to complete the order form or need any advice on additional service do not hesitate to contact us for free advice. Tel: 0870010733.

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What is the use and function of an Apostille Certificate? When should I use an Apostille?

Before starting the document legalisation process of your South African public documents, you’ll need to verify the appropriate process to follow by ascertaining that the destination country where your document will be used is have subscribed to the Hague Apostille Convention (Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Consular Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents). A South Africa public documents must be legalised or authenticated using the Apostille Certificate if the the destination country have subscribed to the Apostille Convention. List of Apostille Countries South Africa is a subscribing country to the Hague Apostille Convention Under this Convention, member countries (contracting states) have agreed to an truncated more efficient document legalisation and authentication process namely an Apostille Certificate by an South African designated (Competent) authority The Convention thus facilitates a more efficient verification process of public documents. Apostille certificates is thus required for all contracting states of the Hague Apostille Convention. When the destination country of your South African document is nopt a subsribing member to the Hague Apostille Convention, such document will have to be legalised using the longer chain document “authentication’ and verification process regulated by High Court Rule 63 of the Uniform Rules of Court as the verification of any signature on a document.

What does an Apostille from South Africa look like?

An Apostille is an bound page that is attached to your original document (e.g. birth certificate) stating that the person issuing and/or signing the document is legitimate, as well as the stamp thereupon. The Apostille page is attached by a ribbon, verifying the signature on the document and/or the stamp affixed thereto.
The apostille certificate is attached to another document that is required in another country. After a document has been checked and the signatures or stamps have been verified the apostille can be issued. We aim to complete all apostille orders in just 1 – 14 working days and currently achieve this with approximately 98% of orders. In most circumstances documents are ready in just 24 hours. We are a leading apostille service. With over 10 years experience legalising documents we are trusted by customers to handle their order securely and quickly.


Text of Apostille Convention
ABC of Apostilles
Order Print Form
High Court Rule 63
Map of Apostille Countries
Apostille Handbook

Apostille Services

From R850
Document Legalisation Service. Fast and secure guaranteed apostille service.

Apostille Prices

From R850
Get an online for quotation for our Apostille, Document Legalisation or Notary Public services.

Embassy Services

Non Hague Countries
Embassy Attestation service. Document legalisation with embassies e.g. UAE, Saudi, China, Angola, Mozambique.


From R250
Done by Court Approved Sworn Translators. Let us assist to get your document translated.

Our Services

Apostille Certificate Services

Comprehensive Service
Providing an apostille service for all South African documents with prices from just R750 per document. Exceptional value for a quick legalisation service.

Embassy Attestation Services

Most Countries
Legalising documents with most embassies is a time consuming and confusing process. Researching the subject alone can take hours before you even begin stumbling through the various steps required.

Notary Public Services

Walk In Notary Service
Need to talk to our Notary or legalisation experts in person. Pop in to our commercial offices in Loftus Versveld Stadium. Ample free and safe parking. Notary In Attendance most days. Our Notary Public is in attendance most days from 08h00 to 16h00. Contact our office to check availability.