An Apostille, or Apostille Certificate is an official government certificate which is attached to the document to be used overseas. This certificate is standard in issue across the world and verifies the stamp and seal of the Notary Public or government body appearing on the document. In countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention, the issuing of this Apostille renders the document legally valid for international use and generally negates the requirement for additional legalisation at Consulates or Embassies.
You will need an Apostille if:
- Your document is intended for use overseas, and the destination country is a party to the Hague Apostille Convention; and
- You have been specifically requested to do so by the issuing or destination authority of your document.
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Documents we frequently legalise with an Apostille Certificate
Virtually any South-African public document can be legalised by either an Apostille Certificate or Authentication process.
Here is a list of Popular South-African Public Documents that we legalise daily:
- Permission letter for minor children to travel or visit overseas;
- Powers of Attorney;
- University degrees, University Academic Transcripts;
- College diploma;
- Technicon Diploma;
- Matric Certificate;
- School certificate;
- Doctor, Dentist applications for overseas appointments;
- HPCSA applications South-Africa;
- Birth Certificates;
- Death Certificate;
- Marriage Certificate;
- Divorce Certificates;
- Company Incorporation Documentation;
- Close Corporation Documentation;
- Marital status documents;
- Letters of No Impediment;
- Land Transfer and Mortgage documents for transactions outside SA borders;
- Notarized copy of Passport, Drivers License and other identity documents;
- Police Clearance Certificate ("no criminal record") issued by South African Police Services;
- Applications for employment overseas with supplementary documentation; Contracts;
- Permission for a minor child to travel with one parent or unattended;
- Notarized Copies of Document;
- Applications for employment overseas;
- Miscellaneous notarised documents for use overseas.
This the list is not exhaustive. If you have a document not listed above which you require apostilled, contact us to make inquiries or get a quotation. Should you have any questions regarding our services, need a quotation or want to proceed with legalising your documents please contact us or visit our offices.
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