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Notarisation of ID documents in South Africa

This blog post aims to explain the process of notarising ID documents in South Africa, as well as the requirements a Notary is often required to meet to complete the process. In our increasingly complex South African legal and bureaucratic landscape, the notarisation of ID documents serves as a crucial step in ensuring the authenticity …

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Can SAPS officers witness my signature or certify my documents?

It depends. A South African Police Service (SAPS) police officer may be able to witness your signature or certify your documents, depending on where your documents will be used. Sometimes referred to as a “prescribed witness”, “qualified witness” or “authorised witness”, the person authorised to witness signatures or authenticate documents in South Africa depends on …

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Document Notarisation South Africa

Document Notarisation South Africa – All You Need to Know About the Process

In South Africa, the notarisation of documents is often seen as a necessary step in the complicated world of legal documents. The majority of notarial services deal with paperwork that is required for international use, indeed the notarisation of documents in South Africa allows for the official or legal use of written documents. The requirements …

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Glossary of Apostille Terms in South Africa

This glossary of apostille terms in South Africa has been created to help clarify terms commonly used in the document legalisation process in South Africa. When a document from South Africa is to be used in another country for a legal or business matter, the receiving country will sometimes require that the document be legalised. …

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How much do South African teachers earn in China?

For many South Africans, teaching English in China can be an incredible opportunity and a rewarding experience in more ways than one can imagine. Apart from the cultural, historical and culinary enlightenment, teaching in China can also be a very profitable experience for South Africans. As a foreign English teacher in China, South Africans can …

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Michelle Aspeling leaves the DIRCO’s Legalisation Section.

As the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) reopens its walk-in apostille service on Monday 11 March 2024, an important change is afoot: Ms Michelle Aspeling, a pillar of the DIRCO Legalisation Section who has been certifying South African documents for international recognition, is leaving the Legalisation Section. Michelle Aspeling’s signature has had a …

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DIRCO Legalisation Section reopens its doors

Walk in services at the Legalisation Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) have now resumed after almost two years of pandemic-related closures. From Monday 11 March 2024, individuals who wish to apply for an Apostille certificate for their documents issued by South Africa will be able to access the service directly …

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HPCSA medical certificate for Spain visa application

When seeking a visa to Spain, South Africans must submit a number of documents and supporting materials for the visa application. One of these essential documents is the HPCSA Medical Certificate, which plays a crucial role in the Spain visa application process. This post will shed light on everything you need to know about the …

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Poland student visa checklist for South Africans

In recent years, Poland has emerged as an attractive destination for South African students seeking higher education opportunities. With its world-class universities, excellent living conditions and affordable education, Poland has much to offer aspiring South African students. However, as with any study abroad destination, a Polish student visa is one of several hurdles that South …

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The Complete Guide to Getting a Degree Certificate Apostille – South Africa

This complete guide to getting a degree certificate apostille in South Africa will walk you through the steps of authenticating your degree certificate for international use, as legalising educational qualifications for international use is a crucial step for South Africans wishing to pursue a professional career overseas. Whether it's a matric certificate, bachelor's degree, bachelor's …

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