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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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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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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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Apostille Convention now in effect in Canada

 In Summary Public documents with apostille certificates issued by a competent authority in the countries that are part of the Apostille Convention will be accepted by Canadian courts without the need for legalization. Private documents, such as powers of attorney from individuals or companies, still need to be notarized to become public documents. The apostille

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Everything you need to know about the South African letter of no impediment.

The certificate of non-impediment, commonly known as a Letter of non-impediment in South Africa, is a vital document of significant importance in legal matters relating to the marital status of South African citizens who wish to marry overseas. Planning to tie the knot abroad? Understanding everything you need to know about the South African Letter

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DIY guide for DIRCO apostille appointment

Obtaining an apostille for your documents can often prove to be a challenging task, but it is necessary when dealing with international matters such as studying abroad, seeking employment in a foreign country or planning a marriage abroad. This article aims to describe a complete DIY guide for DIRCO apostille appointment, emphasizing important steps on

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Apostille and translation of South African documents

South African documents often need to undergo two crucial processes if they are to be used internationally: apostille certification and translation. These procedures ensure that legal and administrative documents retain their validity and relevance when crossing international borders. South Africa has signed the Hague Convention, ensuring that apostilled documents are recognised in other countries that

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Why is DIRCO apostille taking so long?

Apostille for South African documents can be obtained at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria. However, DIRCO’s processing time has changed from taking a maximum of two days to a dragging of four to five weeks within 2 years leaving many citizens asking; Why is DIRCO Apostille taking so long? As

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