Apostille

In order to obtain an Apostille Certificate for a South African document, the country that will be receiving the document must be a signatory to the Apostille Convention (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961).

We are able to assist with the apostilling of all documents issued in South Africa for use overseas with the processing time being approximately 2 - 4 working days depending on the documents requiring apostilling.

Apostille Certificate

Signatories to the Apostille Convention

On the left is a list of all of the countries that are signatories to the Apostille Convention. Any country not appearing on this list is not a signatory and as such documents cannot be apostilled for that country and will instead have to be authenticated / attested.

 
 

Documents we can Apostille

  • Home Affairs Documents (Birth and Marriage Certificates, Letters of Non-Impediment, Etc)

  • Academic documents (Degrees, Diplomas, Matric certificates, etc)

  • Police Clearance Certificates

  • Medical Reports

  • Passport Copies, Letters, Notarised Powers of Attorney, Divorce Orders, Etc

  • Contracts and Trade / Shipping Documents

Where can Documents be Apostilled?

The majority of documents that are required to be apostilled can only be apostilled in Pretoria as this is where DIRCO (The Department of International Relations and Cooperation a.k.a Foreign Affairs) is located.

In order for documents to be apostilled they have to go to one or more of the following places:

  • Notary Public and the High Court

  • Departments of Basic and Higher Education as well as Umalusi

  • HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)

  • DIRCO

 
 

Our Promise

With over six years of experience in the apostilling of documents, we can confidently state that we are experts in this field and will have your documents apostilled and returned to you efficiently and without errors.

Our Fees and Getting Started

If you would like a quote or need more information, call us, email us or simply click on the button below and complete the form.

Popular Destinations and Their General Apostille Requirements

Through experience we have come to know which documents are most often required to be apostilled for certain countries by our clients, which we have decided to list below. This is just a guideline and we do recommend that you still communicate with your recruiter / employer or the relevant authorities for your specific requirements as this can differ from case to case.

South Korea
  • Highest Qualification Certificate (Eg. Degree)

  • Police Clearance Certificate

Spain
  • Highest Qualification Certificate (Eg. Degree)

  • Police Clearance Certificate

  • Medical Reports

  • Sworn Translations Into Spanish

Registration of Births and Marriages in European Countries
  • Unabridge Birth Certificates

  • Unabridged Marriage Certificates (Must be stamped and signed by Home Affairs, not the minister or marriage officer who married you)

  • Abridged Marriage Certificates (If running out of time and can no longer wait for an unabridged marriage certificate to be issued, some countries will accept the new abridged marriage certificates being issued by Home Affairs)

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