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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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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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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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Legalization and apostille of a foreign document

Do you want to legalize or apostille a document for use in another country but don’t know what to do? If so, the information about the legalization and apostille of a foreign document is provided below. This article will give you everything you need to know about legalizing foreign documents and will walk you through …

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List of countries eligible for thee South African online visa

The South African online visa, also known as an eVisa or electronic visa, is a visa which you can apply for online. It lets a person travel to South Africa for either business or tourism purposes — and was created to boost the tourism industry in South Africa. The online visa simplifies and fast processes …

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Dirco apostille section contact details

Do you need to apostille your documents and are in need of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)’s contact details? Then you have come to the right place because we’ve got you covered. The legalisation and consular sector of DIRCO is situated at Soutpansburg Road in Rietondale, Pretoria.  The legalisation and consular services …

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What is the difference between a notary and an apostille in South Africa

What is the difference between a notary and an apostille in South Africa? It is easy to get the two confused, especially if you are a first-time traveller and need to get your documents authenticated. They both authenticate public documents but are different in the sense that notarised documents are only valid in South Africa and …

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DOCUMENT LEGALIZATION – CHINA JOINED APOSTILLE CONVENTION

China has become the latest country to adopt the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, which is also commonly referred to as the Apostille Convention or the Hague Convention. China has been a member of the Hague Conference since 1987, but has long failed to ratify the Apostille Convention and …

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LIST OF THE HAGUE APOSTILLE CONVENTION MEMBERS

The Hague Apostille Convention is also known as the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, was formed to eliminate the old tedious and costly way of legalising foreign public documents and was replaced with one single formality of apostilling public documents. With this put in place all signatory states of the Hague Apostille Convention were …

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