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.
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.