Apostille Marriage Certificate South-Africa

Marriage certificates legalised for international use.

Marriage certificates often need to be legalised for international use. Many authorities abroad request a marriage certificate be provided with the apostille as proof of marriage.

If you are travelling with a spouse to another country you may need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate. This is common when one partner has been offered a job and the spouse needs a visa to enter the country. You should also check if the certificate needs to be attested at the embassy.

You may also need an apostille on a divorce order for a previous marriage. Even though you are now divorced they may need to see documents to confirm your status.

Authorities outside of the South-Africa may also request a legalised marriage certificate when dealing with the estate of a now deceased person. There may be assets or property in their name or held jointly that needs to be legally transferred.

We can also arrange for replacement South African marriage certificates to be issued if the original is lost. If this is required please contact us for further information.

Our apostille service simplifies the legalisation of documents. Contact one of our advisors for advice on getting your documents legalised quickly.

Get Started - Quote and Order

If you need to obtain an unabridged marriage certificate and need to legalise it for international use let us assist.

You will need to complete the online form and use the safe integrated facilty to upload the following documents to us to us:

• Your ID document in a clear PDF scan

• Copy of your spouse's ID

•If available: Your marriage register (DHA-30) received on the day of marriage (usually has two photos and fingerprints on the right hand side)

• A completed form – filled in with black ink and PDF scanned to us. Download the DHA Marriage Certificate DHA-130 application for us to assist you.

We will give you a no obligation quotation and will only proceed once you have approved the quotation. If you have questions or want to discuss your specific document legalisation needs click the button to message us. We will get right back to you.

How to legalise documents in South Africa

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.

Why use us to legalise your documents?

  • 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.