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Certified Translations of Apostilles | Dirco | Pretoria

Certified translations of apostilles for South African documents to be used abroad are required in many international situations. Indeed, South Africans who are emigrating from the country, seeking dual citizenship or a whole host of other international legal issues will require a large amount of documentation that needs to be authenticated and translated. Enter Certified […]

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Getting an Apostille in South Africa – Common Mistakes To Avoid

When it comes to validating South African documents for international use, obtaining an apostille is crucial.  Welcome to the world of apostille, also known as authentication or legalisation. Apostille is the confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on an official South African public document is genuine. It is a convention – the Hague Convention

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Legalization of South African Documents For Foreign Countries Not in the Hague Convention

As of 2024, there are about 51 countries in the world have not joined the Hague convention. The following countries are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention and Legalization of South African Documents For Foreign Countries Not in the Hague Convention require a certificate of authentication from the Department of international relations and cooperation

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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 – 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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