Document Legalisation & Apostille Certificate Services South-Africa

Document Legalisation and Notary Public Service:
Apostille, Authentications, Embassy Legalisations & Notarial Attestation.
12 Years Experience
Based in Pretoria close to DIRCO, High Court & Embassies
Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Call Us +27 (0) 870010733 E-Mail: info@louwrenskoen.co.za

*
*

Comprehensive Document Legalisation and Notary Public Services Pretoria, South-Africa. Apostille, Authentications, Embassy Attestations.

Document Legalisation Services Pretoria - GET QUOTE ONLINE & ORDER YOUR APOSTILLE  CERTIFICATE TODAY
We provide a fast apostille, authentication and embassy attestation service to assist you in legalising your South African documents for use overseas. The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations in order for the document to be used for official purposes outside of South Africa. The process is also referred to as document legalisation, document authentication or document attestation. Depending on the type of document and the destination country where the document will be used the document legalisation process and time frames may differ vastly.

The process can be complicated and time consuming. Incorrectly preparing your documents or using the wrong process may cause your documents to be rejected in the destination country, which will cause you to start the process over an may cost you that employment opportunity or international deal. Document Legalisation are best left to the experts. This will save you time and ensure that your document are legalised correctly and will be accepted in the destination country.

Get No Obligation Apostille Quotation & Order Online


Document Apostille, Authentication & Embassy Legalisation

If you need expert assistance with South-African document apostille, authentication or embassy legalising process we can help! Contact us today for your free consultation. Tel: 0870010733 or complete the online form to get answers to your questions and a no obligation quotation and estimated time frames.

*
*

Comprehensive Embassy Attestation Services - We legalise your documents at more than 100 embassies in Pretoria.

Embassy Attestation Services Pretoria Embassy Attestation Services Pretoria 
Many countries also request that you get your documents attested by their South African embassy or Consulate. We provide a complete legalisation service (includes all attendances) for all South African documents. More than 100 Embassies and Consulates are located within a 5KM radius of our offices. We monitor the changing legalization requirements at over 200 diplomatic missions in Canada, so we have the information you are looking for. They change regulations and protocols with short or no notice to the public. We thus constantly monitor the changing legalisation requirements at over 100 Embassies and Consulates in Pretoria, South-Africa.

It may be the first time you have heard of an Apostille Certificate. An Apostille Certificate is only ever required if you have dealings outside of South Africa which involve some form of official paperwork. Apostilles are required for work, business, legal issues and personal matters.

The most common requirements for an Apostille Certificate are overseas marriage, registering births, working or teaching abroad, foreign property purchases and business transactions or contracts.
This website has been produced to help you obtain the Apostille Certificate and stamp from the correct government office in an efficient manner and to provide you with more information. Please use this site as a resource but should you need to speak to an advisor do not hesitate to call us on our South African phone number 087 0010 733 or see our full contact details on our contact us page.

In Non Covid times It typically only took 24 hours to 7 days for the South African Apostille Certificate to be attached to your document. We pride ourselves on offering an expert service ensuring your document is legalised in the appropriate way. There are often several ways to legalise a document but typically only one way will be accepted by the country the document is intended for. This is where our service really comes into its own, our vast experience ensures your document is accepted by the authority you intend to present it to.

Get No Obligation Apostille Quotation & Order Online

About Our Notary Public & Document Legalisation Services

We expertly manage all aspects of the document authentication & legalisation – apostille – attestation process for our clients. If you need to present South-African documents in a foreign jurisdiction we can help! Contact our friendly experts for a free consultation to discuss your specific situation. We would welcome the chance to answer your questions.

*
*

Document Legalisation for Non Hague Member Countries. Document Legalisation through Authentication process

Document Authentication Service Pretoria - DIRCO, High court & sometimes an embassy in pretoria Document Authentication Service Pretoria - DIRCO, High court & sometimes an embassy in pretoria 
How do I Legalise an document through High Court Authentication?

The document is signed, stamped, sealed and attested by our Notary Public. We then present the document and attestation to the High Court. The High Court will then attach an Authentication or Apostille Certificate (depending on the destination country), which serves to confirm the Notary Public’s signature.
Apart from authentication been done by the High Court, documents must be presented at DIRCO (Legalisation Section at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation). DIRCO will place a further authentication on the document attesting to the veracity of the signature of the High Court Official.
Some countries require further legalisation by means of Embassy Attestation. Also see our Embassy Attestation Page.

Rather let us handle your document authentication.


Document Authentication especially for non member countries of the Hague Convention can be complicated. If you are not familiar with the process it's easy to get it wrong, which may end up costing you a lot of time, opportunity and money. We will gladly assist. Click the button to get a no obligation quotation with estimated time to complete the process.

Get No Obligation Quotation Document Authentication

 

Legalise & Authenticate South-African documents destined to used in Angola. Simultaneous document translation service also available.

Angola Embassy Attestation in Pretoria South Africa
Angola is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. The Apostille certificate process is not followed. South African documents destined for use in Angola is legalised through an Authentication process regulated by High Court Rule 63. Additionally to the authentication process, the document must also go through an Embassy Attestation process at the Angola Embassy.

Document Legalisation Services can assist you through this whole involved process and can even have your document translated if required. We can legalise through the Embassy Attestation process almost any South African document or certificate for official use in Angola.
List of Documents we frequently legalise with an Authentication Certificate:

  • Consent letter for children to travel or visit overseas;
  • Powers of Attorney;
  • Certified translations;
  • University, degrees, diplomas, course certificates, school certificates and transcripts;
  • Doctor and Dentist applications for overseas appointments;
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates;
  • Change of Name documents;
  • Single Status Certificates;
  • Certificate of No Impediment to Overseas Marriage;
  • Statutory Declaration signed before a Notary Public;
  • Probate, Letters of Administration;
  • Land Transfer documents;
  • Affidavits, sworn Statements, and depositions sworn before an South-African Notary Public;
  • Certificate of Incorporation of South-African Company issued by CIPC and miscellaneous original company documents;
  • Notarised copy of Passport, Drivers Licence and other identity documents;
  • Certificate of Divorce issued by the Court of South-Africa;
  • Police Clearance Certificate ("no criminal record") issued by SAPS;
Miscellaneous notarised documents for use overseas;
This list is not exhaustive. If you have a document not listed above which you require Apostilled.

Contact us for professional advice regarding document authentication and Embassy Legalisation.

Get no obligation Document Legalisation Quotation and answers to your specific document legalisation needs.

Most customers order and quote online. Submit online form and we will get right back to you. If you are not sure how to complete the order form or need any advice on additional service do not hesitate to message us for professional free advice. Tel: 0870010733.


01

Complete Online Quotation Form

Complete the online quotation and order form. Use the integrated facility to safely upload any documents you want us to check. We will give a no obligation quotation and time estimate. When accepted we will proceed.

02

Send Documents

Courier, post or or hand deliver your documentation to us together with the completed order form.

03

Apostille Issued

The apostille certificate will be issued and will be ready for pickup at our offices or will be sent by your chosen method usually within 24 hours.

04

Receive your legalised documents

Your legalised documents should be delivered anywhere in the world within just a few days.

  • Apostille Certificate Services 416 Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Walk-In Service. Remember your mask.
*
*

AS EASY AS 1 – 2 – 3 - 4!. If you have any questions about our process do not hesitate to phone us at 0870010733

1

Contacts US or Get No Obligation Quotation

Step 1 – Contact us! Getting started with us is easy. Phone us at 0870010733, or fill out our Online Online Quotation Form. Our friendly staff will: Explain the document legalisation process to you. Get the details about the documents you need processed Answer any questions you have Explain your processing options Provide you with a detailed quote

2

Step 2 – Document Preparation - We assist in preparing your documents

We assist you in preparing your documents for processing, which may include notarisation, translation, certified true copies, and embassy requirements such as cover letters. Our expertise ensures you avoid the common document preparation mistakes that can easily cause substantial delays.

3

Step 3 – You ship or drop off your docs to our Pretoria Office office

As soon as your documents arrive at our Pretoria office, we verify that they are in order, and immediately launch document processing on your behalf. You have various way to get your documents to us: Postnet to Postnet Loftus Park : Mark for Attention Louwrens Koen Attorneys (Located 50 meters from our office entrance. Pop in, discuss and drop off your documents at our office. Ample safe & free parking. Local Courier. We prefer Courier guy. International Courier. On request we can even arrange pickup of your documents.

4

Relax as we do the rest!

We handle all aspects of the document legalisation (apostille, authentication and embassy attestation) process for you. On completion we will rapidly return your legalised processed documents. We’ll keep you updated throughout the process, providing you peace of mind and certainty.

Contact us for your free document legalisation consultation!

Articles and handy information regarding document Legalisation, Apostilles, Authentication, Embassy Attestation in South-Africa  

Getting an Apostille, Authentication or Embassy Legalisation or Notarisation done in South-Africa

Getting an Apostille, Authentication or Embassy Legalisation or Notarisation done in South-Africa

To use South-African documents outside of the country, you’ll likely be asked to provide documents that have been notarised and apostilled, apostilled on the original document, authenticated or embassy attested.

Read More  
What Are the Benefits of Working with an Apostille Authentication/Legalisation Service?

What Are the Benefits of Working with an Apostille Authentication/Legalisation Service?

Louwrens Koen Attorneys are one of the leading providers of document legalisation services in South-Africa. We legalise documents for more than a thousand individual and corporate clients every year.

Read More  
How to get Document Authentication and Embassy Legalisation in South-Africa for Non Apostille Destination Countries?

How to get Document Authentication and Embassy Legalisation in South-Africa for Non Apostille Destination Countries?

If you’ve been told that in order to use a South-African document in another country, which country is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, it will need to be legalised by authentication process and not apostilled.

Read More  
What is an Apostille and when do I need one?

What is an Apostille and when do I need one?

An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document (e.g., a birth, marriage or death certificate, a judgment, an extract of a register or a notarial attestation). T

Read More  
How and why is the Apostille bound and attached?

How and why is the Apostille bound and attached?

The apostille certificate is attached and sealed to another document that is required in another country. This is done as a failsafe against tampering. After a document has been checked and the signatures or stamps have been verified the apostille can be issued.

Read More  
Where are documents Apostilled in South-Africa?

Where are documents Apostilled in South-Africa?

In South Africa, Apostille Certificates are issued primarily by: The Registrar of the High Court, where documents have been authenticated by a notary public; or he Department of International Relations and Cooperation's (DIRCO) ...

Read More  
What is the difference between apostilling and authenticating a document?

What is the difference between apostilling and authenticating a document?

When a document issued in South Africa is required to be used in another country which is also a signatory to the Apostille Convention, an Apostille Certificate will be issued either by the High Court or by the Department of International Relations (DIRCO). This will be the end of the Apostille process.

Read More  
What is the use and function of an Apostille Certificate? When should I use an Apostille?

What is the use and function of an Apostille Certificate? When should I use an Apostille?

A South Africa public documents must be legalised or authenticated using the Apostille Certificate if the the destination country have subscribed to the Apostille Convention. South Africa is a subscribing country to the Hague Apostille Convention

Read More  
Can I Apostille or authenticate a notarised certified true copy of my document instead of the original?

Can I Apostille or authenticate a notarised certified true copy of my document instead of the original?

In many cases, the answer is yes. However, that depends on the type of document in question, the embassy or consulate requirements, and whether a copy is acceptable to the recipient abroad.

Read More  
Why do some documents need embassy attestation?

Why do some documents need embassy attestation?

Some countries are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention. This means that an Apostiile will not be the appropriate process. The process used will be the Authentication process as set out in High Court Rule 63.

Read More  
Which Countries do and do not regocnise Apostille Certificates?

Which Countries do and do not regocnise Apostille Certificates?

Apostilled South-African public documents are accepted by all countries participating in the Hague Convention. There are currently over 80 member countries of The Hague Convention recognising Apostille Certificates.

Read More  
What types of document can be authenticated by an Apostille Certificate?

What types of document can be authenticated by an Apostille Certificate?

Virtually any public document can be legalised by an Apostille Certificate. Here is a list of popular South-African Public Documents... Consent letter for children to travel or visit overseas Powers of Attorney TEFL Academic Qualifications.

Read More  

DELIVER YOUR DOCUMENTS IN PERSON AT OUR PRETORIA OFFICES - Walk-In Service 

Drop of your documents at our office and complete order form in person. We also have knowledgeable staff and a Notary Public available to discuss your specific document legalisation needs. 

Office 4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, (Gate 12)
Loftus Versveld
416 Kirkness Street, Pretoria
For Attention Hanelie De Beer
Contact Number: 0870010733
Map to our Offices 



COURIER INSTRUCTIONS 

Courier Order Form and Original Documents to:

Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Office4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, (Gate 12)
Loftus Versveld
416 Kirkness Street, Pretoria
For Attention Hanelie De Beer
Contact Number: 0870010733

POSTNET INSTRUCTIONS 

PostNet Order Form and Original Documents to:

Louwrens Koen Attorneys 

Box 2, POSTNET LOFTUS PARK
For Attention: Hanelie De Beer
Contact Number: 0870010733