Notarise and Apostile Power of Attorney South Africa

Sign Power of Attorney In front of Notary Public. Legalise for use in any country of the world.

We legalise many customer’s Powers of Attorney (POA) for use overseas. Documents being used in another country may need an apostille certificate before they will be accepted.

A POA is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf. This is commonly used by people in the UK that need someone to represent them in legal matters abroad. For example, if you are buying or selling a house, property, aeroplane or car in another country, you can appoint a lawyer, or another person, to represent you. This means they can act on your wishes without you having to visit the country to sign documents or attend meetings. It can save you considerable time and money.

How to Legalise a Power of Attorney – Step by Step

One of the essential points of a power of attorney is the signing of the document. It must be signed by the person issuing power to someone else and the signing of the document must be ‘witnessed’ by a Notary Public in the South-Africa.
  • Locate a Notary Public
  • Attend the Notary Public's office to attest signature of the POA. Remember to take along you Identity Document or Passport.
  • You sign the document and then the Notary Public attests to your signature on the document with various stamps, separate attestation certificate.
  • The document is presented to the High Court for the Apostille.
  • We legalise the power of attorney and return the document to you.
  • Your POA can now be used overseas.

Why is the document witnessed?

It is important that your signature on the POA is witnessed. A notary should verify your identity and observe you sign the document. They then attest to your signature. This is important to ensure the document has actually been signed by the person issuing the POP for the authority overseas to know the document was actually signed by you.

Where to obtain the Power of Attorney

If a lawyer is acting on your behalf overseas they usually provide you with the POA. The POA should be suitable for the country in which it is used so we recommend that you obtain one in that country. There are basic templates available. We however recommend you check if this POA will be accepted outside of the South-Africa.

Get Quotation

Complete the online form to get quotation for the attestation and legalisation of your POA. Use the incorpoarted facility to upload any document you would like us to check. No obligation to continue. Once accepted we will confirm appointment.

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Essentially, a power of attorney (PoA) is a legal document that allows a person to give legal authority to someone else to make decisions and take actions on his or her behalf.

Why use us?

  • 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.
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    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.