Apostille Convention subscribing countries – South African Apostille Certificate Service
Louwrens Koen Attorneys and Notary specialise in obtaining Apostille Certificates for all original South-African public, company, commercial and educational documents.
Apostille is a French word (pronounced "ah-poh-steel"), meaning a certificate issued by a government of a country, authenticating the signature and or seal of a public official on a public document issued by that country, and intended for use in a foreign country.
South-African public, company, commercial or educational documents, including documents witnessed , certified and sealed by an South-African Notary Public, when affixed or attached with an Apostille Certificate issued by the South-African Government, will automatically be accepted for legal use in foreign countries signatories to the Hague Convention.
Apostille Certificates are restricted in their use to those countries which are signatories to The Hague Convention otherwise a full embassy or consulate legalisation procedure is necessary.
South-Africa is a member of The Hague Convention.
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, South-Africa, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Guyana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, China (Hong Kong-Special Administrative Region (SAR) only), China (Macau-Special Administrative Region (SAR) only), Colombia, Comoros Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fuji, Finland, France (including: French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique), Germany , Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau (SAR of China), Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montengro,Montserrat, Namibia, Netherlands (including: Aruba, Suriname, Netherlands Antilles: (Curacao, Bonaire, St Martin, St Eustatius, & Saba), New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Peru, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation , St. Christopher (Kitts) & Nevis, St. Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, St Pierre & Miquelon, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (including: Anguilla, Guernsey, Bahamas, Isle of Man, Barbados, Jersey, Bermuda, Montserrat, Brunei, Mauritius, British Antarctic Territory, St. Georgia & the South Sandwich Island, British Virgin Islands, St Helena, Cayman Islands, Tonga & Caicos Islands, Dominica, Turks & Caicos, Falkland Islands, Virgin Islands, British Gibraltar),
United States of America (including: 50 USA States), Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands), Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.
An Apostille Certificate is the appropriate form of legalisation, if your South-African public document is required to operate in any of the above participating Hague Convention countries.
For further information and assistance please contact us:
Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Office 4, 2nd Floor, Northern Pavilion, Loftus Versveld. 416 Kirkness Street
Tell:087 0010 733
Cell: 084 316 3765